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Animation Abroad – DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer

by Joshua Baileyon August 14, 2017
I’ve written about several Chinese animated programs in these articles, but DreamEast Pictures’ Valt The Wonder Deer stood out to me because it was largely made in the United States. The studio, founded in 2014 by SkyOcean Group, was dedicated to creating content for a worldwide audience and to help facilitate an understanding of Chinese […]

Mune Guardian of the Moon

GKIDS Brings “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to Theaters on August 12, 2017

by Ed Liuon June 27, 2017
Stunning Animated Mune: Guardian of the Moon, to Debut in U.S. Cinemas for a One-Day-Only Special Event on August 12 Award-Winning Fantasy Adventure from the Creators of The Little Prince Will Premiere on Big Screens Nationwide, Featuring: Rob Lowe, Christian Slater, Patton Oswalt, Ed Helms and Jeff Dunham DENVER – June 27, 2017 – As […]
Rico Rodriguez

Humanizing the Bird with Rico Rodriguez in “Americano”

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2017
Rico Rodriguez is best known to audiences as Manny Delgado in the hit ABC sitcom Modern Family. The young actor’s career started in 2006, when he and his sister Raini began acting in movies and television, with Modern Family launching him into prominence in 2009. He has since shared five Screen Actors Guild Awards for […]

My Life as a Zucchini

Review: Childhood Overcomes Pain in “My Life As a Zucchini”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison June 7, 2017
GKIDS Films has made a name for itself importing foreign animation that’s well off the beaten path tread by theatrical animation in the U.S. The stop-motion French-Swiss drama My Life as a Zucchini is one of the finest cases to date. Short on jokes but big on heart, My Life as a Zucchini offers an uncomfortable […]
The Extincts

Cirrina Studios Announces First Feature “The Extincts” Helmed by William Joyce

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2017
CIRRINA STUDIOS ANNOUNCES FIRST FEATURE, THE EXTINCTS OSCAR®-WINNING FILMMAKER WILLIAM JOYCE TO HELM ANIMATED FEATURE Santa Monica, CA (May 24, 2017) – Cirrina Studios, the recently launched entertainment finance, development and production company has announced its first animated feature film, The Extincts. Based on British writer Veronica Cossanteli’s popular middle grade novel of the same […]

Animation Abroad – Dazzling Star’s Beijing Opera Cats

by Joshua Baileyon May 17, 2017
The Chinese animation industry has been growing rapidly in the past decade, with a number of quality animated movies and television programs being released each year. One show that I’ve had my eye on for a while now is Beijing Opera Cats, which premiered in 2015 and was created by Dazzling Star Animation. I first […]

Animation Abroad – Motion Pictures’ Pumpkin Reports

by Joshua Baileyon April 14, 2017
With the recent announcement of Invader ZIM‘s return as a television movie, I couldn’t help but ponder how neglected the alien invader sub-genre has been in animated programs. It’s such a fun premise: an alien invader comes to earth, infiltrates society and tries to take over the world while defending themselves from humans who saw […]
The Red Turtle

Review: “The Red Turtle” Presents a Beautiful Mystery

by slaion February 24, 2017
Among this year’s nominees for Best Animated Feature is The Red Turtle, a French-Belgian collaboration with some help from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. It tells the tale of a man stranded on a deserted island, and though it would seem akin to Robinson Crusoe, the tale twists into much more along the way. The Red Turtle […]