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Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

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The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]

It’s A Small World But Big Enough For A Feature Film

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One of Disneyland’s most iconic rides – It’s A Small World – is set to become the basis for a feature film with Jon Turteltaub [“National Treasure”] set to direct. The family ride that features a slow passage through various cultures accompanied by the eternally catchy tune written by Disney’s Sherman brothers will also have […]

Barbie Gets A Movie

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Toymaker Mattel and film company Sony have come together to produce the first-ever movie based on Mattel’s popular Barbie doll. Precise plot details have yet to be announced but the film is expected to focus on one of the current iterations of Barbie as a professional executive and having her assist others and will be […]

Ferdinand The Bull Coming To Big Screen

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The classic children’s book, “The Story of Ferdinand” is heading to the big screen in animated form with Carlos Saldanha at the helm. Saldanha, the director of films in the “Ice Age” and Rio” franchises has expressed his desire to direct the film based on the one of his childhood favorites. The book by Munro […]

Animated Adaptation of Image Comics' "Chew" to Star Steven Yeun, Felicia Day

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The Hollywood Reporter states that The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and web series The Guild star Felicia Day will be co-starring in an animated adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s comic Chew, published by Image Comics. The adaptation will be directed by Jeff Krelitz (who also directed the animated Torchwood: Web of Lies) […]

Review: "Ikki Tousen" Great Guardians & Xtreme Xecutor - Rip-Off Artists

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I’m about to review Ikki Tousen, and to paraphrase Roger Ebert, this may astound you, but I’m giving it a positive review (Siskel: “It DOES astound me. Are you okay?”). Why did I like this series but loathe similarly-fanservice heavy titles like Highschool dxd? If you’ll indulge me for a moment, let me take you […]

CLIP: Rescue Bots and Optimus Prime Fight for Survival on "Transformers Rescue Bots," May 3, 2014

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Nintendo Offering DLC For Mario Golf: World Tour

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DLC is such an accepted part of gaming now that this news that the new Mario Golf: World Tour for the Nintendo 3DS will offer additional holes and characters that can only be unlocked with the ka-ching of real cash barely causes a furrow in my stony brow. There was a time I would have […]

PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s "Jutra" Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]

PR: Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]

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