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Jimmy Murakami, "When the Wind Blows" Director, 1933 - 2014

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Cartoon Brew reports the passing of Jimmy Murakami at age 80, director of 1986′s animated feature film When the Wind Blows and an instrumental figure in the development of Ireland’s animation industry. Murakami was born in 1933 in San Jose, CA, and was sent to the Tule Lake Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, […]

"Frozen" Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

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Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

Review: "Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1 (UK Edition)": Super Charged Fun

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Power Rangers is now a 20-year old franchise. Created by sourcing fight footage and costumes from the Japanese Super Sentai franchise (which has been running even longer), the series focus on a usually five member team of teenagers who are granted the power to become an elite colour-coded team of warriors to help a wise mentor […]

Spanish Produced Animation 'Wrinkles' Coming To UK Cinemas

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Anchor Bay Entertainment will be bring the 2011 Spanish animated drama Wrinkles to select UK cinemas Friday 18th April.  Based on the graphic novel by Paco Roca and directed by Ignacio Ferreras, the film is a look at the issues of old age and Alzheimer disease with a focus on the friendship between Emilio and […]

Frozen, Fishes Win BAFTAs

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The British version of the Academy Awards, the BAFTA [British Academy of Film and Television Arts] Awards were handed out tonight and Disney’s “Frozen” won as the best animated feature film while “Sleeping With The Fishes” won as the best British Animated Short. As of this weekend, “Frozen” is closing in on making $1 billion […]

CLIP: Exclusive Valentine's Day Clip from "Khumba"

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Nickelodeon UK Reveals Hot Animated Summer Lineup

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Nickelodeon UK have announced the highlights of their summer schedule, including several animated series new and recurring. The main Nickelodeon channel will see the addition of Pop Pixie, a spin off of the popular Winx Club series focussing on the Pixie side characters as they have their own adventures in Pixieville starting this month. Winx […]

'Justin and The Knights of Valour' UK Digital HD Release and Printable Activity Sheets

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CGI animated family film Justin and The Knights of Valour is now available to download on iTunes in the UK. The film tells the story of Justin, a young man who dreams of reigniting the era of brave knights in his homeland which has since been replaced by one of bureaucrats including his father. Encouraged […]

Chinese Funded Film Venture Announces "Kong" Feature Film

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that a collective run by Chinese mogul Robin Li will be funding Aquamen Entertainment, a new film production venture based out of Los Angeles to be run by Korean filmmaker Jeongjung Kim and Chinese producer Gary Zhang. The production company’s first feature film will be Kong, which (despite the title suggesting […]

"Khumba" Gets Its Blu-ray And DVD Stripes

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“Khumba” the second effort from South African animation studio Triggerfish was initially released to limited markets in December 2013 and is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. The film voice-stars Jake T. Austin in the title role as a zebra who is only born with half his stripes and is subsequently teased by the other […]

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