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Animated "The Prophet of Mercy" in Production to Counter Negative Western Impressions of Islam

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The Egypt Independent reports on “Nabi al-Rahma” (“The Prophet of Mercy”) an Egyptian short film in production now about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, aimed at non-Muslim foreign audiences and intended to provide a counter-narrative to negative images of Islam in Western nations. Scriptwriter Alaa Thabet is quoted as saying, “It’s time to respond […]
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"The LEGO Movie" Wins BAFTA Award for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon February 9, 2015
The LEGO Movie won the 2015 BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, beating out Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls in the category. The only other categories with an animated or live-action/animated hybrid film in contention was Paddington in Outstanding British Film in 2015 (which it lost to The Theory of Everything). In their remarks, […]

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Channel Frederator to Distribute Marmota Studio's "Fin Punch!"

by Ed Liuon February 5, 2015
CHANNEL FREDERATOR NETWORK KICKS OFF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMING STRATEGY WITH DISTRIBUTION OF MARMOTA STUDIO’S FIN PUNCH! Online Network to Translate and Distribute Spanish-Language Cartoon Series on its Cartoon Hangover Channel NEW YORK—February 5, 2015 — Channel Frederator Network is one step closer to global domination in the online animation space with its distribution of Chilean-based Marmota […]
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Anime Limited Announces Delay For "Tiger & Bunny - The Beginning", Selling "Gundam: The Origin" Blu-ray

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2015
Anime Limited have announced that their upcoming standard re-release of Tiger & Bunny – The Beginning has been delayed. The title (available on DVD and Blu-ray) has been delayed from its planned release in February to 16th March. You can read our review of Anime Limited’s original release of the title here. Their online shop […]

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PR: UK Theatrical Release for "A Letter to Momo"

by Grant Whiteon February 4, 2015
Glasgow, UK February 4, 2015 –  Anime Limited are happy to announce the theatrical release of Production I.G’s award-winning film A Letter to Momo in the UK. The film will be screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. Seven years in the making and created by Production I.G, the studio that brought […]
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Review: "Blood Lad" Blu-ray (UK Edition): An Otaku Vampire In Demon World

by Grant Whiteon February 2, 2015
Staz Charlie Blood is the progeny of a noble vampire bloodline. Although Staz is aware of the common trappings and behaviours his heritage entails, he has no interest in such things and instead uses his power to rule as the fair boss of the Eastern territory of Demon World while building up his apartment shrine […]

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PR: Ninja Magic: Iconic Anime Hero Naruto is Coming to MCM Manchester and Glasgow!

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
MCM MANCHESTER COMIC CON – MANCHESTER CENTRAL – 25-26 JULY  MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 26-27 SEPTEMBER  Ninja magic: iconic anime hero Naruto is coming to Manchester and Glasgow! It’s official, anime fans; Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved ninja Naruto later this year! Maile Flanagan, the voice of […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce March Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
You know who else likes Cartoon Network UK’s March schedule? My mom! From 2nd March Mega Mondays brings all new episodes of Regular Show (4:30pm),  Adventure Time (5:00pm) and The Amazing World of Gumball (5:30pm). Sibling block Funsize Fridays has the weekend start covered with 15 minute episodes of the same trio along with Steven […]

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New Latin Disney Princess Elena of Avalor Coming in 2016 to Disney Jr.

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2015
A DISNEY PRINCESS INSPIRED BY LATIN CULTURES, “ELENA OF AVALOR,” WILL BE INTRODUCED IN 2016 ON DISNEY JUNIOR CHANNELS AND PROGRAMMING BLOCKS AROUND THE WORLD Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney […]
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NY International Children's Film Festival Announces Complete 2015 Slate

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2015
NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2015 SLATE **** TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, JANUARY 28 EVENT RUNS FEB 27-MARCH 22 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING EVENT FOR BEST ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH NEWEST FILMS FROM AARDMAN ANIMATIONS AND STUDIO GHIBLI **** 2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: EAST COAST PREMIERE OF NEW AARDMAN FEATURE SHAUN […]