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Mark Hall, "Danger Mouse" Co-Creator, R.I.P.

British animation producer Mark Hall passed away from cancer on Friday, November 18, 2011, at the age of 75. Hall and his longtime creative collaborator Brian Cosgrove established the studio Stop Frame in the late 1960’s, but formed Cosgrove Hall Films in 1976, where they created their best-known animated TV shows including Danger Mouse, Count […]

Aardman Animation Declares "Crisis" in UK TV Animation Industry; Considering Moving Animation Offshore

In an interview with Radio 4’s World This Weekend, Aardman Animation TV head Miles Bullough stated that a “crisis” existed in the United Kingdom’s TV animation industry, stating that homegrown animated programming was being lost through outsourcing or being replaced with cheaper, foreign animation. Among the facts cited for his assertion were that Aardman has […]

Surviving Monty Python Members Team for Animated Film about Graham Chapman

The New York Times reports that the surviving members of Monty Python (minus Eric Idle) are working on an animated adaptation of the late Graham Chapman’s autobiographical memoir A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI. Chapman’s dialogue will be provided from a recording he made reading the book for musician Harry Nilsson, with John Cleese, Terry Jones, […]

Uniqlo Hosts "Dragon Ball Z" London Event on April 23, 2011

Uniqlo will be hosting a special Dragon Ball Z event on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at their flagship department store at 311 Oxford St., London. Characters from the series will be available for photographs with fans, and 50 free manga goodie bags will be available to the first 50 customers. The full press release follows: […]

Halas & Batchel Archives to British Film Institute

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 Presents "Timmy Time" Trailer

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 […]

"Uki" Moves to UK

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.

UK Park Adding Nick Attraction

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" Series Starts Production

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 […]

"Gundam Unicorn" Blu-ray Now Available In The UK

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 […]

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