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20 Animated Films to Contend for the 2014 Oscars

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced that twenty animated feature films have been submitted to be considered as award nominees for the 2014 Oscars. Provided that at least sixteen of the submissions ultimately have a mandatory qualifying run in Los Angeles and follow the Academy’s other rules for eligibility, there will again be […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Shinichiro Watanabe Interview

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On the closing Sunday of MCM London Comic Con October 2014, Toonzone was given the chance to pose some questions to legendary anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. TOONZONE NEWS: In the past year you’ve directed both Space Dandy and Terror in Resonance, two shows with vastly different tones. What do you look for when considering involvement […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Anime Industry Panel

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Presided over by Anime Limited’s Andrew Partridge and Manga Entertainment’s Jeremy Graves (MVM’s Tony Allen was unfortunately unable to attend the panel due to the sheer number of customers shopping at the MVM booth), the panel began with the now traditional summary of announcements for the major UK anime companies for the year ahead. MVM […]

PR: MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden with Stockholm and Malmo shows

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MCM Expo Group spreads wings to Sweden   MCM Expo Group has partnered with event organiser Artexis to present Sweden’s first ever multi-media comic convention, Comic Con Stockholm, which is currently taking place at Stockholm’s Kistamässan venue from 29 October to 1 November. Meanwhile, a second show – Comic Con Malmö – will make its […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2014: Vidfest UK Ashens/Quest for the Gamechild Panel

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Stuart ‘Ashens’ Ashen took to the Vidfest stage alone, explaining that friend and long-time comedy associate Dan Tomlinson had fallen ill with mysterious food poisoning (which despite his Chef Excellence role was clarified to most certainly not be ‘Excellent Food Poisoning’) and so had to return home early. After taking a photo of the assembled […]

Hollywood Reporter on Launch of ZAG Animation Studios

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The Hollywood Reporter covers the official launch of ZAG Animation Studios, a collaboration between longtime TV veteran Haim Saban, filmmaker Chris Columbus, producer Michael Barnathan, and kids entertainment specialist Jeremy Zag. The studio has 10 animated features in development, with an eye towards releasing one 3-D CGI animated feature and one CGI/live-action hybrid feature per […]

Sandra Oh to Crowdfund Animated Feature Film "Window Horses"

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that actor Sandra Oh’s next project after exiting the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy is an animated feature film titled Window Horses: a collaboration with Canadian director Ann Marie Fleming that is raising initial funding through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The movie will center on Rosie Ming, a young mixed-race Canadian […]

NYCC 2014: The KAKEHASHI Project's "New Japanese Animation Talent" Panel

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On the final day of New York Comic con the Japan Foundation hosted a panel entitled “KAKEHASHI Project – New Japanese Animation Talent”, which spotlighted five young Japanese animators: Saki Muramoto, Ryo Okawara, Saori Shiroki, Aya Suzuki and Yuzuru Tachikawa. The five were joined by special guest Natasha Allegri (Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat), while […]

PR: Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to 'Monsters: Dark Continent'

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER Aliens invade Excel as London Comic Con plays host to ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’  Get ready for an alien invasion! Monsters: Dark Continent is coming to MCM London Comic Con, with cast and crew from the upcoming sci-fi film all set to attend this month’s event […]

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