Live-Action/Animated "Bhagmati" Set for August Release

Bhagmati, India’s first live-action/animated film, will be released at the end of August, newindpress.com reports. The film tells the story of the romance between the ruler of Hyderabad, Mohammed Qutub Ali Shah, and the dancer Bagmati. It was directed by Ashok Kaul.

"Pororo to the Cookie Castle" Cutesy Fun, If You're Two

Toon Zone is examining the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. Pororo to the Cookie Castle is in this year’s feature film competition. (IE only). For more from SICAF, see Toon Zone’s review of the opening film Renart the Fox and of The District!.

"The District!": (Animated) Drugs, Sex, Money and Hip-Hop in Budapest

Toon Zone is examining the films screened at this year’s Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival. The District! is in this year’s feature film competition. Psycho Gypsy grandmas will be the least of your problems by the end of this relentless film. The District! or Nyocker! in its native Hungarian, is as simple as it […]

MoMA Seeking CalArts Student Projects for 2006 Exhibition

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is planning a May 2006 tribute to CalArts with a film and video exhibition that will feature 35 years of student work in film and video, experimental animation, character animation, and film directing. The survey will also include films and videos produced in the MFA program. The Museum […]

"Renart the Fox" Tricks His Way Through SICAF

Toon Zone takes a look at the films screening at this year’s Seoul International Film Festival, the largest of its kind in Asia. The poster for Renart, called Le Roman de Renart in the mysterious, faraway land of Europe. The opening film at SICAF this year was a CGI effort based on the seminal French […]

"Batman Begins" Crosses the $200 Million Domestic Gross Mark

After 58 days on the big screen, the film Batman Begins has crossed the $200 million mark in domestic grosses, becoming only the third film to do so this year. The comic-book inspired film has grossed $200,099,489 to date in the domestic market and is expected to gross around $205 million – $210 million overall […]

CN UK Acquires "Da Boom Crew"

Cartoon Network UK has acquired the first season of Da Boom Crew, AWN reports. The series will make its UK debut on Monday, September 5, at 5:00pm.

HIT Appoints Ex-Disney Executive

HIT Entertainment has appointed Alison Homewood, former Buena Vista International Television sales VP, as executive VP of worldwide television distribution, the company said today. In her new position, Homewood will focus on the global TV licensing and co-production of existing brands such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Barney and Pingu among others, […]

Nick Arcade Generates Over 1.6 Million Downloads in First Month

Nickelodeon Online today announced that Nick Arcade distributed more than 1.6 million game downloads during July, its first month of operation. Nick Arcade features more than 60 family friendly games, including Nick content like “SpongeBob SquarePants Obstacle Odyssey” and “Dora’s Rapido River Rafting Adventure” as well as non-branded games like “Feeding Frenzy” and “Magic Ball […]

"Snake Eyes: Declassified" #1 Preview

G.I. Joe’s favorite ninja commando will get his definitive origin story in Snake Eyes: Classified from Devil’s Due. Newsarama.com has just posted a 5-page preview of issue #1, which is due in comic book stores next Wednesday.

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