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Cartoon Network Extends International Shorts Program To Philippines

by Alex Beanon September 9, 2014
Cartoon Network’s International Shorts Program which, similar to its domestic-based program, seeks to identify new talent to produce an original television series or, possibly, feature film, has been extended to include the Philippines. Animation work for the upcoming “Monster Beach” feature film was handled by Top Draw Animation Studio in Manila, which also worked on […]

Dreamworks Animation Makes Date For Larrikins In 2018

by Alex Beanon September 8, 2014
Dreamworks Animation has officially given a release date for the Australian animated musical movie “The Larrikins” – about a family of bilbies [rabbit-bandicoot-like animals that live Down Under] and their adventures in the Aussie outback – directed by Tim Minchin [“Matilda”]. “The Larrikins” is currently scheduled to be released on January 25, 2018 in Australia […]

Eureka Seven Blu-ray

Review: “Eureka Seven” Blu-ray – The Series is Great, the Movie is…

by Chad Boninon September 8, 2014
This is the story of a boy and a girl, a sky-surfing robot, a war between rebels and the military, and religion that drives people to prominence or destruction. Eureka Seven is a sci-fi mecha series from nearly a decade ago, and thanks to some shuffling of licenses behind the scenes, FUNimation has released the […]

SpongeBob SquarePants Helps Out Jeans For Genes This September

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
SpongeBob SquarePants is serving as ambassador for the 2014 charity drive for Jeans for Genes in the UK. Nickelodeon’s famous fry cook and friends will be swapping square pants for denim ones in the charity’s trademark tradition, hoping to raise even more money Friday 19th September. Working to raise money on behalf of Genetic Disorders […]

PR: Aardman and NFTS Drive Animation Industry Internship Scheme, UK Powerhouses Join Forces To Develop Homegrown Industry Talent

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2014
Aardman Animations / NFTS Character Animation course reel Sept – Nov 2013 from Katie Daniels on Vimeo. AARDMAN AND NFTS DRIVE ANIMATION INDUSTRY INTERNSHIP SCHEME UK POWERHOUSEs JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP HOMEGROWN INDUSTRY TALENT Monday 8th september Following the success of last year’s inaugural Certificate in Character Animation, Aardman and The NFTS are running the […]

How To Train Your Dragon 3 Pushed Back To 2017

by Alex Beanon September 5, 2014
Despite “How To Train Your Dragon 2” bringing in $602 million worldwide to date – making it the best grossing animated film of the year – Dreamworks Animation has pushed back their third session of dragon training another year as “How To Train Your Dragon 3” was moved to 2017 from its original release date […]

Joan Rivers, Pioneering Comedian, 1933 – 2014

by Ed Liuon September 5, 2014
Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at the age of 81. Rivers went into cardiac arrest and lost consciousness after minor outpatient surgery on her vocal cords. Rivers was a trailblazing stand-up comedian, fighting her way to stages in nightclubs during the 1950’s, and made a name for herself with […]