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2010 British Animation Award Winners Announced

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 […]

2010 British Animation Award Nominees Revealed

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 […]

Rock Group Def Leppard Developing Animated Series

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 […]

Aardman, Tate Gallery, and British Schoolchildren to Make Short Animated Film

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 […]

Beez Entertainment Extends Bandai Channel Europe Survey To Online

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.

BBC Launches 'Doctor Who: Dreamland' Blog

The official BBC Doctor Who site has launched a blog for the forthcoming Dreamland animated mini-series. The blog will cover the production of the forthcoming series, set to star David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in a brand new story.

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" to Open BFI London Film Festival

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, […]

"Captain Pugwash" Creator John Ryan Dies

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 […]

Wallace & Gromit "A Matter of Loaf and Death" to Premiere in US on AT&T U-Verse TV

AT&T has announced that the latest Wallace & Gromit short film “A Matter of Loaf and Death” will be premiering in the United States exclusively on their U-Verse TV service on June 5, 2009, through the U-Verse TV On Demand library. Clips of the new short will also begin appearing on AT&T wireless devices starting […]

"Make Your Own Morph" Contest Launched by Firebox.com and Aardman Animations

Firebox.com and Aardman Animations are teaming up to launch a “Morphmation” competition, which will invite people to submit their own 2-minute stop-motion animations starring the Morph figure in the “Make Your Own Morph” kits sold by Firebox.com. Budding filmmakers can submit their short films at http://www.firebox.com/morphmation through the end of April. The top 5 funniest […]

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