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Japanese Government Launches "Cool Japan" Initiative

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Anime News Network reports that the Japanese government has funded a new “Japan Channel” dedicated to exporting Japanese cultural programming internationally, including anime, dramas, music, and travel program. The initial seed money of 15.5 billion yen (approximately $14.7 million) is for subtitling and dubbing costs and publicity, as well as setting up foreign broadcasting offices […]

PR: Nickelodeon's Heroes In A Half Shell Return To Battle In The UK In Season Two Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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NICKELODEON’S HEROES IN A HALF SHELL RETURN TO BATTLE IN SEASON TWO OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Masked Vigilante Casey Jones Joins Forces with the Crime-Fighting Turtles in the Season Premiere on Saturday 11th January at 9:30am on Nicktoons London -  Friday 20th December, 2013 – Nickelodeon launches season two of the hit animated […]

China Court Fines "Pleasant Goat" After Children Burned in Copycat Incident

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that a court in China has levied a fine of 39,000 yuan (approx. $6,423) on the producers of Pleasant Goat and Big, Big Wolf, China’s most popular animated series, over an incident when two children were severely burned in April while imitating characters on the show. The amount represents 15% of […]

Video Game Review: "Doctor Who: Legacy" - It's Finally Time For A Good 'Doctor Who' Game

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Since finally making the upgrade to the smartphone generation this spring, I’ve spent a lot of time playing downloadable app games including big names like The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds. All fairly decent games but not ideal and certainly focussed on micro-transactions, the life blood of this new era of […]

Spidey Plans Villain Play Dates With Venom And The Sinister Six

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Spider-Man usually has movies all to himself but now Spidey will have to share the big screen with some of his baddie buddies as it was announced by Sony Pictures that nemesis Venom as well as the Sinister Six will be receiving their very own films with Spidey due to make guest appearances in each, […]

CLIP: "Godzilla" Reboot Trailer Released

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Indiana Jones Lives Again At Disney

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When Disney purchased the Star Wars empire from George Lucas last year in a massive multi-billion dollar deal, they also purchased some of the rights to the “Indiana Jones” film franchise, which Lucas owned within his Lucasfilm Corporation. Disney essentially bought Lucasfilm and Indy but Lucas had previously cut a deal with Paramount for distribution […]

Nick Streams To China

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Nickelodeon will stream more than 200 hours of its television shows – including “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – to the online video platform of Chinese internet media company, The video will be dubbed or subtitled in Mandarin. Nickelodeon will begin streaming to Sohu’s approximately 389 million users in late December 2013.

PR: "Ernest & Celestine" to Premiere January 18, 2014 at Sundance Film Festival

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF ERNEST & CELESTINE TO PREMIERE JANUARY 18, 2014 AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ***** AWARD-WINNING FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT “E&C” IS COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES AND GOLDEN GLOBES IN ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION New […]

PR: "McLaren Wall-to-Wall:" NFB & Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Call for Norman McLaren Centenary Projects

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McLaren Wall-to-Wall: NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership issue call for projects to mark centenary of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren Montreal, December 5, 2013 – Norman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking […]

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