The Guardian reports that the archives of the Halas and Batchel animation studios are to be given to the British Film Institute, making it the largest single donation of British animation to the BFI and containing a wealth of film prints, stills, scripts, correspondence, and original cels. The studio operated for more than 50 years […]
Toonzone News is proud to present the official trailer for Timmy Time, Aardman’s new animated pre-school animated series making its North American debut on the Disney Channel tomorrow, September 13, 2010. Click the image to play the clip (requires QuickTime): <!– Timmy Time will premiere on Monday, September 13, 2010, at 7:00 AM (6 AM […]
The UK’s CBeebies will add the preschooler animated series Uki to its Show Me Show Me program, World Screen reports. The series, which is made up of 5-minute episodes, is about the life of the yellow title character. The series, from Universal Music, already has been sold to multiple international territories.
The UK’s Pleasure Beach Amusement Park will develop a Nickelodeon-branded amusement land, the companies announced today. Nickelodeon Land will feature 14 attractions on six acres and feature such characters from such shows as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Fairly Odd Parents, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is scheduled to open in spring of 2011. […]
Rastamouse, a stop-motion animated series about a “crime-fighting, mystery-solving, special agent, reggae band, has commenced production, c21 Media reports. The series is based on a line of books by Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster. CBeebies has picked up local rights and will debut the series in early 2011. Decode Enterprises and DHX Licensing will […]
Beez Entertainment have unveiled the UK version of their online store, previously offered on their main French language site. The store currently carries a single release, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 1. The title is being released online due to lacking BBFC classification. It is currently unknown if other titles released by Beez will also […]
Billi Productions and Glasgow Animation have released a sizzle reel of their upcoming CGI animated feature film Sir Billi, starring Sean Connery in the title role: Sir Billi will be Scotland’s first feature-length animated movie. For more details about the movie, check out Toonzone’s earlier coverage here.
The mascots for the 2012 London Olympics have been revealed, reports the Daily Mail. They are two one-eyed creatures named Wenlock and Mandeville and were created by the London-based creative agency Iris. An animated short starring the two characters can be reports on the official London 2012 website.
The winners of the 2010 British Animation Awards have been announced. Amongst them are Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom (Best Preschool Series), Lost and Found (Best Animated Special) and Yellow Belly End (Best Student Film). The Black Dog’s Progress picked up awards for both Best Short and Best Sound. Aardman Animations earned two awards on […]