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Review: “Quackerz” Lays an Egg

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2016
One of my fundamental precepts of comedy is that ducks are funny, but Quackerz is an animated feature film that is intent on challenging that idea. This Russian import, now available on American shores via Shout! Factory, is a chaotic and messy affair that baffles more than it amuses, and sometimes came close to offending […]
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PR: Aardman & British Council Announce “Learning Time With Timmy 2” App

by Grant Whiteon April 6, 2016
New app, Learning Time with Timmy 2, keeps consumer feedback at its core to challenge children more. Award-winning studio Aardman and the British Council launch their second app in the Learning Time with Timmy series on Thursday April 7th 2016. The app is designed to develop cognitive skills and English language development in young children, […]

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Cartoon Network UK Draws Fire for Removing Same-Sex Embrace in “Steven Universe”

by Ed Liuon January 7, 2016
Cartoon Network’s United Kingdom affiliate is drawing fire from Steven Universe fans for censoring a same-sex embrace between the two female characters Rose Quartz and Pearl in the episode “We Need to Talk,” replacing it with a recycled reaction shot from the title character’s father. In response to an online petition protesting the edits, Cartoon […]

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Nickelodeon Debuts “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” on December 6, 2015

by Ed Liuon September 10, 2015
NICKELODEON DEBUTS MIRACULOUS TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR, BRAND-NEW CGI-ANIMATED ACTION SERIES, SUNDAY, DEC. 6 Half-Hour Series Follows the Adventures of Two Superheroes Brought Together to Save the World Combining action-packed adventure with superhero elements, Nickelodeon will premiere the 3D, CGI-animated sitcom Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Sunday, Dec. 6, at 12:00 […]

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National Film Board of Canada Animator Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Arts Prize

by Ed Liuon September 4, 2015
NFB animator Torill Kove receives Norway’s top arts prize On September 3, Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada (NFB) animator Torill Kove receives the top cultural prize in her native Norway, as she accepts the Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts at a ceremony in Oslo. Torill’s 2006 short film, “The Danish Poet” (NFB/Mikrofilm AS), […]
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Nickelodeon UK Screens New Animated Shorts For International Programme

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2015
Nickelodeon UK are currently presenting a quartet of animated shorts via their Nicktoons website and the Nick app. For the next 12 weeks four shorts will be released together at a time, with viewers able to vote at the Nicktoons website for which shorts they like best and the possibility of popular shorts being expanded […]

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Review: “The Seventh Dwarf” – No Prince Charming

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2015
The worst thing about The Seventh Dwarf isn’t that it’s a bad movie (although it is undeniably a bad movie). The worst thing about it is that every now and then, this Shrek derivative shows the briefest flashes of inspiration, suggesting that there’s a much better movie in there somewhere. That sense of untapped potential […]
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GKIDS to Release “Extraordinary Tales” on October 30, 2015

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2015
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR EXTRAORDINARY TALES AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 30, 2015 RELEASE DATE IN THEATERS AND ON VIDEO-ON-DEMAND PLATFORMS New York, NY – June 16, 2015 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced its acquisition of North American rights to EXTRAORDINARY […]