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 […]
A list of the nominees for the 2010 British Animation Awards has been posted online. Amongst the contenders are The Black Dog’s Progress, Tad’s Nest and TXT Island (Best Short Film); Varmints, A Matter of Loaf and Death and Lost and Found (Best Animated Special); KNTV Sex, Shaun the Sheep and Stitch Up Showdown (Best […]
MSNBC is reporting that the British rock group Def Leppard is developing an animated series with their publishing company Primary Wave, along with “unusual” video game and cell phone applications. According to the report, the show is still in the early stages and has not been pitched to any broadcast networks. (via Carol Alfonso on […]
The Independent discusses an initiative where Aardman Animation Studios and the Tate Gallery are teaming up to produce the first Tate movie, which will be made with the participation of thousands of British schoolchildren, who will be contributing drawings, character designs, and sounds and voices. The movie will be directed by Sarah Cox and produced […]
The previously mentioned Bandai Channel survey run by Beez Entertainment is now available online. Japanese animation fans located in the United Kingdom, France and Germany can fill out the survey located here. The survey will close one month after the 20th October and completion makes you eligible for the related prize draw.
The Hollywood Reporter relays that the 2009 BFI London Film Festival will open on October 14, 2009, with a screening of Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox, a stop-motion animated movie adapting the children’s book by Roald Dahl. The Fantastic Mr. Fox is Anderson’s first animated movie and stars George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, […]
British author, illustrator and animator John Ryan has died. He was 88. Ryan is best known as the creator of Captain Pugwash, a character who first appeared in the comic The Eagle in 1950. In 1957 Captain Pugwash starred in one of Britain’s first animated TV series. Other animated series created by John Ryan include […]