Posts Tagged ‘International’

“Cloud Bread” and “Pom Pom & Friends” Licensed by Frederator

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2015
In a move to expand its children’s animation portfolio and the scope of international programming on its roster, Frederator has acquired the rights to two popular series from South Korea’s Gangwon Information & Multimedia Corporation (GIMC). Cloud Bread and Pom Pom & Friends – two preschool series with very distinct looks and styles – will […]

NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

Marvel Unveils Fantastic Four International Trailer

Marvel Unveils Fantastic Four International Trailer

by Alex Beanon April 3, 2015
The newest incarnation of the superhero-laden “Fantastic Four” film franchise will be hitting theaters later this summer [USA release date: August 7, 2015] with Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Miles Teller doing the superhero honors. But the international trailer for the upcoming movie was released and it gives you a little snippet […]
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Review: “Wolfy, the Incredible Secret” – What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

by Ed Liuon March 24, 2015
The French animated feature Loulou, l’incroyable Secret has been imported to the US as Wolfy, the Incredible Secret, injecting a wonderful touch of the bizarre into the kids’ animated feature landscape. This distinctively odd, hand-drawn animated film feels like a fable as heard through a fever dream, perpetually giving the sense that there’s a method […]

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BBC Planning CGI Remake of “Watership Down”

by Ed Liuon March 12, 2015
RadioTimes reports that the BBC is planning a TV series remake of Richard Adams’ Watership Down, using CGI animation to tell the tale of rabbit survival in the British countryside. The original novel was adapted into a 1978 animated film directed by Martin Rosen and featuring the voices of John Hurt, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliot, […]

Review: “Jasper: Journey to the End of the World” and “Jungle Shuffle”

by Ed Liuon March 11, 2015
They come from two different countries and from two different distribution companies, but Jasper: Journey to the End of the World and Jungle Shuffle are both CGI animated movies with talking animals that just aren’t very good. Neither of these imports to American shores seem to be trying very hard, and even then still fall […]

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PR: Children Worldwide Inspired To Learn English With New ‘Timmy Time’ App

by Grant Whiteon March 2, 2015
Children worldwide inspired to learn English with new ‘Timmy Time’ app Children around the world can now learn English alongside woolly favourite Timmy as the British Council and Aardman Animations launch their first Learning Time with Timmy tablet app. As the latest venture in the unique partnership between the two organisations, the brand new app […]
Song of the Sea

Review: “Song of the Sea” – It Must Be Magic

by slaion March 2, 2015
Song of the Sea is the story of Ben and his little sister, Saoirse, who live in a lighthouse with their father and Ben’s dog, Cú. Saoirse’s mother mysteriously disappears into the sea while giving birth to Saoirse, leaving her heartbroken husband behind with Ben who somewhat blames Saoirse for mom’s disappearance. Six years later, […]

Wolfy the Incredible Secret

“Wolfy, The Incredible Secret” Coming to DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on March 17, 2015

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2015
WOLFY, THE INCREDIBLE SECRET  An Award-Winning Animated Children’s Film Based on the Popular French Children’s Book “LouLou” Arrives March 17th on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand Wolfy Trailer from Random Media on Vimeo. Los Angeles, CA – Random Media has announced the March 17th release of Wolfy, the Incredible Secret on DVD, Digital HD and On […]

HIT Entertainment Adds Televisa to New “Bob the Builder” CGI Series

by Ed Liuon February 25, 2015
HIT ENTERTAINMENT EXPANDS BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEVISA WITH DEBUT OF ALL-NEW CG ANIMATED BOB THE BUILDER® SERIES IN 2016 Mexico’s #1 Free to Air Broadcaster to Add Reimagined Series to its All-Star Preschool Programming NEW YORK, NY—February 24, 2015— HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., […]