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“Secret of Kells” Studio Prepping Animated Feature Set in Afghanistan

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2014
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is beginning work on an animated feature film adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ novel The Breadwinner, which focuses on a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under the Taliban and forced to disguise herself as a boy to earn money for her family when her father […]
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“One Piece Film Z” to be Released in English in 2014

by Todd DuBoison March 5, 2014
The Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has confirmed on its official twitter account that it plans to publish a bilingual release for Toei Animation’s One Piece Film Z on home video in July 2014.  Madman Entertainment typically releases its anime titles with both an English dub and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. This revelation […]

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Australia’s Animal Logic VFX Studio Splits Into 3 Divisions

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Australia’s visual and digital effects studio Animal Logic is splitting into three specialist subsidiaries: a feature-animation division, a visual effects division, and a feature film development arm based in Los Angeles that will focus on developing a slate of animation. The studio has worked on several recently released animated features, […]

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PR: Jeff Dunham’s “Achmed Saves America” Comes to Blu-ray & DVD on March 18, 2014

by Ed Liuon March 5, 2014
Jeff Dunham’s ACHMED SAVES AMERICA Blu-ray & DVD Release Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: 3/18/14 Approx. Runtime: 60 Minutes From the inventive mind of Jeff Dunham comes his FIRST animated movie starring his most popular character Achmed the Dead Terrorist! Synopsis: From the inventive mind of Jeff Dunham comes the first animated movie starring the […]
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Review: Does “Bakemonogatari” Deserve Your Time (and Money) Investment?

by Chad Boninon March 5, 2014
Possessed by a sexually-charged cat demon. Painfully wrapped by an invisible snake. Slowly turning into a rampaging gorilla. These are just a few of the supernatural elements that Araragi must face off against to keep sanity in the city and his school. Why him? Beyond all these afflictions happening to people he interacts with, he’s […]

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Archer Vice – Baby Shower – Season 5, Episode 6

by Alex Beanon March 4, 2014
Synopsis: The Cherlene Tour takes a break to perform a “Danger Zone” duet with Kenny Loggins [but not Messina] and Lana is the lucky recipient of a baby shower thrown by her friends and colleagues. Details: The episode opens with Cherlene/Cheryl/Carol practicing her music in historic Tunt Manor with Woodhouse on the drums and Archer […]
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PR: Disney’s “Frozen” Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

by Ed Liuon March 3, 2014
DISNEY’S “FROZEN” CROSSES $1 BILLION WORLDWIDE Winner of Two Academy Awards® Is Now Second Highest Grossing Animated Film Ever BURBANK, Calif. – March 3, 2014 – On the same day it won two Academy Awards® including Best Animated Feature, “Frozen,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 53rd feature film, crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. […]

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Review: “The Wind Rises” – Miyazaki’s Solemn Tribute to Invention

by Todd DuBoison March 3, 2014
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]