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Oscar-nominated Film "Chico and Rita" Coming to U.S. DVD and Blu-ray on Sept 18, 2012

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Cinedigm Entertainment has solicited Fernando Trueba and Javier Marisca’s Spanish-animated feature film Chico and Rita for home video release in the United States on September 18, 2012 and for digital release on August 21st. The film was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2011 Academy Awards alongside the winner Rango, A Cat in Paris, […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

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The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

PR: TELETOON Free Preview Kicks Off Nationwide August 15, 2012

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TELETOON FREE PREVIEW KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUGUST 15 6-week-long Multi-platform free preview set to reach over 12 million viewers (Toronto, ON, August 8, 2012) - TELETOON Canada Inc. is pleased to offer Canadians coast-to-coast free access to TELETOON during the TELETOON Free Preview event from Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to Sunday, September 30, 2012. Throughout this period, subscribers of participating television service providers […]

Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

SFX 'Ultimate Guide to Anime' Magazine Available From 20th July

SFX PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANIME SFX – the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine – provides the ultimate guide to anime with a new special edition magazine which hits the shelves on Friday. SFX Special Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Anime reveals all readers need to know about the anime scene, including […]

PR: "Mia and the Migoo" Coming to DVD on August 7, 2012

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 “Gorgeous to watch! Go for the fantasy, stay for the art.” – Los Angeles Times “A hand-painted film that draws inspiration from Van Gogh and Cezanne, Mia and the Migoo is genuinely beautiful, with eye-popping color and motion and dreamscapes: really inspired stuff.” – The Oregonian “An endless delight” – Time Out New York FROM […]

Briefly: Int'l TV Deals; Mobile Game for "Hotel Transylvania"

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* Hotel Transylvania will get an immersive mobile game, courtesy of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, in time for the film’s September 20 release. [Animation Magazine] * Kidobi.com will launch the historical-action-themed kids’ show Ben and Izzy for North America. [Animation Magazine] * Malaysia’s Astro network will begin carrying Disney XD beginning September […]

Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

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The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

PR: "Mia and the Migoo" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray in Q3 2012 (UPDATE July 21, 2012)

(UPDATED July 21, 2012: An updated press release has been issued, noting the cancelation of the Blu-ray release and announcing a final release date of August 7, 2012. Read the updated press release here. The original press release as of March 20, 2012, is below.) FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE OSCAR®-NOMINATED THE SECRET OF KELLS […]

"Crash Canyon" Crashes and Burns

Canada’s TELETOON at Night is set to premiere the new comedy Crash Canyon alongside season 2 of Archer and season 6 of Futurama. There would be no reason for shame if the new comedy didn’t quite manage to measure up to such stiff competition, since Archer and Futurama are two of the funniest shows on […]

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