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Review: “Your Name” UK IMAX Theatrical Release: Simply Unforgettable

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2017
I’m a bit late to the party on Your Name.  Lauded the world over, the Makoto Shinkai film received a limited run here in the UK last year but sadly not in any venues local to me. Though I may seem lazy in the face of an associate who went up and down the country […]

Review: “Napping Princess” UK Theatrical Release: Like A Dream

by Grant Whiteon August 15, 2017
Ancien is the princess of a mystical land, whose king is obsessed with cars and locked his daughter away out of fear of her magical ability to bring technology to life. But in reality she’s Kokone, a Japanese teenager who lives with her prodigy mechanic father, her only battles being against bouts of narcolepsy in […]

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2016
Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, […]
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Review: “We Bare Bears” Cartoon Network UK Premiere: A Honey Of A Show

by Grant Whiteon September 4, 2015
When I reviewed the superb Over The Garden Wall earlier this year, I spoke of the renaissance that has been occurring with Cartoon Network originals in recent years. While original programming has always been one of the network’s strong points, the current crop have hit a new stride with some great creator driven content that […]

Chris O’Dowd Narrates New Nick Jr. UK Show “Puffin Rock”

by Grant Whiteon April 24, 2015
Irish actor and comedian Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, Moone Boy) will be taking the role of narrator in Nick Jr’s new animated series Puffin Rock. Produced by an alliance of Oscar nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Random House Children’s publishing and Dog Ears media, the series focuses on the puffling Oona and […]

Anime Limited Partners With Viewster For Spring UK/EU Simulcasts

by Grant Whiteon April 3, 2015
Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited have announced a partnership with video streaming service Viewster to provide their spring 2015 simulcast releases. Seraph of the End, Plastic Memories and The Heroic Legend of Arslan will be available to UK and Ireland fans for free via the service the same day they are available in Japan, […]

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, […]

PR: ‘Adventure Time’ Star Hynden Walch Brings Princess Power To Belfast Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon March 2, 2015
MCM BELFAST COMIC CON – KING’S HALL – 2-3 MAY 2015  Adventure Time star brings princess power to Belfast Comic Con Mathematical! Adventure Time star Hynden Walch, who plays Princess Bubblegum on the smash hit Cartoon Network show, is the latest special guest to be revealed for May’s MCM Belfast Comic Con. As well as […]

Anime Limited To Release Production I.G.’s ‘Miss Hokusai’ In UK & Ireland

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2015
Anime Limited have announced they have obtained the rights to Miss Hokusai in the UK and Ireland. Produced by the always popular Production I.G., directed by Keiichi Hara and inspired by Hinako Sugiura’s comic Sarusuberi the film focusses on O-Ei, the little known daughter of the famous and influential Japanese painter Katsushika Hokusai in 1814 […]

PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]