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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 […]

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Jorge Gutierrez and the Bulletproof Heart Behind "The Book of Life"

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Jorge Gutierrez grew up on a multi-pop-cultural mix of Japanese anime, American Popeye cartoons, and Mexican Cantinflas movies. Over the objections of his father (who didn’t consider animation a “real art”), he attended the famed California Institute of the Arts, perpetually wondering why the Mexico and Latin-American […]
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How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2015
Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]

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Making Beautiful Music with "The Book of Life" Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce February Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 19, 2015
February of course brings Valentine’s Day and the UK family of Cartoon Network channels are aiming to give viewers enough treats to love all of them. From 2nd Mega Mondays will lead with new episodes of Uncle Grandpa (4pm), Clarence (5pm) and Steven Universe (6pm). Also airing new episodes will be LEGO Ninjago: Masters of […]

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PR: Learn The Fun-damentals Of Coding With Nickelodeon UK's Code-It

by Grant Whiteon January 16, 2015
Nickelodeon characters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob help kids learn to code  at nick.co.uk/codeit London, Thursday, 15th January 2015 – Nickelodeon UK today unveils its newest online experience, Code-It. Designed to help kids explore the fundamentals of computer coding and complementing the new national curriculum, Code-It is aimed at kids aged six to […]
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2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; "Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," "Kaguya," "Big Hero 6," and "Boxtrolls" for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]