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PR: NFTS Launches New Animation Course With Aardman To Meet Rising Demand For Skills

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3 month Certificate in Character Animation will be taught at Aardman by industry professionals.   MONDAY 13th MAY 2013 – The NFTS has launched a new animation course in partnership with the Aardman Animations to meet the growing demand for animators in the UK. The exciting new three-month Certificate in Character Animation course will be taught […]

Jesse Santos, Artist, 1928 - 2013

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Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of artist Jesse Santos on April 27, 2013, at the age of 83. Born on June 24, 1928, in the Philippines, Santos’s artistic career began at a young age, painting a mural placed in front of his town’s church at the age of 10 and beginning work as a […]

Ray Harryhausen, Stop-Motion Animator, 1920 - 2013

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Legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen passed away on May 7, 2013, in London at the age of 92. He was born in Los Angeles, CA, on June 29, 1920, and his love for stop-motion animation began after watching 1933’s King Kong, leading him to create his own stop-motion films in his garage before moving to […]

Trailer Released for "The Painting," Screenings Start in NYC on May 10, 2013

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GKIDS has released the official US trailer for The Painting, an animated movie from Jean-François Laguionie: The movie is slated to open in New York City on May 10, 2013, and will expand to Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, and other markets on May 24, 2013. For more details, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here. […]

PR: Nickelodeon UK Masters The Elements With "The Legend of Korra"

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London, UK – 29th April, 2013 – From the creators of the Hit Series Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra is set to premiere on Nickelodeon on Sunday, 7th July at 9:00am. The mythology from the critically acclaimed Avatar series continues in the new animation which follows a new Avatar named Korra, a […]

Review: "Needless Part 1 & Part 2 (UK Editions)": Not A Fully Accurate Title

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In the 21st century the planet is rocked by World War III. Amongst the damage the country of Japan is heavily bombed. Decades later society has generally rebuilt but the largest blast crater remains in the centre of Tokyo, dubbed the Black Spot. From this no-man’s land emerges those strangely mutated by the effects of […]

Review: "A Monster in Paris" Blu-ray Yields Modest Charms

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A Monster in Paris is a film that’s a bit too thin in some dimensions and too full in others, producing something that’s moderately satisfying but not truly outstanding in either good or bad ways. The most noteworthy thing about this movie is probably its modest reported budget of €25 million (about $32.8M at current […]

PR: Aardman, with Stephen Fry and Alistair McGowan, present ‘The Lonely Dodo’ for Durrell

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Today sees the worldwide release of The Lonely Dodo, a four-minute Aardman short created for international conservation charity, Durrell, to highlight the worldwide plight of endangered species. www.thelonelydodo.com Headquartered in Jersey, Channel Islands, Durrell is committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on earth.  Since its formation over fifty years ago by author […]

PR: Nickelodeon Launches First Global Mobile App Based On Wildly Popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run Available Today, Exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Devices London – 18th April 2012 – Today Nickelodeon launches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, the network’s first worldwide mobile app, available in more than 150 countries and eight languages. Users can join Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo in […]

Shinichiro Watanabe & Exclusive 'Highschool of the Dead' DVD at MCM London Comic Con

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Famed Japanese director Shinichiro Watanabe will be in attendance for all three days of this May’s London Comic Con. Involved in a range of events during the 24th-26th May event, Watanabe will be promoting both Anime Limited’s HD release of Cowboy Bebop and MVM’s release of his latest work Kids On The Slope. Attendees who […]

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