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ADV and Propeller Team Up For New UK Anime Block

ADV Films will produce a two-hour anime block for UK network Propeller TV, C21Media reports. Series to be aired include Neon Genesis Evangelion and Elfen Lied. The block will begin airing Sunday 3rd June at a weekly 20:00-22:00 hours slot.

"Shaun The Sheep" Comic Launches In UK

UK-based publisher Titan Magazines has launched a Shaun the Sheep comic, Aardman Animation has announced. The format will be similar to sister publication running a competition, with comic strips, activities and cover mounted free gifts. To celebrate the launch, Aardman is running a competition with five winners each receiving a one-year subscription to the new […]

HMV Teams with Aardman to Replace Nipper with Gromit

Music retailer HMV’s new advertising campaign in the United Kingdom will use Aardman’s Gromit to temporarily replace “Nipper,” the iconic dog character listening to a gramophone. Gromit, the canine half of Aardman’s famous “Wallace & Gromit” films, will replace Nipper at advertising aimed at children to promote new DVD releases. Nipper will keep his place […]

Aardman Plans For "Shaun the Sheep" DVDs

Currently airing across the globe, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep series focuses on the adventures of the Wallace & Gromit co-star. Aardman Licensing Co-ordinator Gabrielle Stackpool has announced that the show will see its first DVD released in the UK in September, Shaun the Sheep: Shape Up With Shaun, containing 8 episodes. A further 8 […]

Virgin Media Customers May Lose Out On New "Simpsons"

Recently launched UK entertainment source Virgin Media has announced potential plans to cut channels from the Sky family including Sky One, home of The Simpsons premiere episodes. Sky is urging all Virgin Media customers to contact the company and let them know they want the channels kept. Contact info can be found at Virgin Media’s […]

BBC Licenses "Charlie and Lola" Merchandise

The BBC has awarded licenses to four companies to produce merchandise from pre-school series Charlie and Lola, C21Media reports. Character Options has also expanded their Doctor Who toy license to include forthcoming spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

BBC Announces Animated Doctor Who Mini-Series

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and new companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) are set to star in a new animated Doctor Who mini-series, the BBC has announced. Written by Alan Barnes, the 13-part ‘The Infinite Quest’ will air as part of weekly companion show Totally Doctor Who. Anthony Head will also return, voicing new character […]

"Horrid Henry" Coming to DVD

Horrid Henry will come to DVD via Abbey Home Entertainment, C21 Media reports. The series will be released in the late spring of 2007.

Disney Dali Film to Screen at London's Tate Modern

Several news outlets are reporting that London’s Tate Modern gallery will be screening Destino, the animated short film that was a collaboration between surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. The film was in production between 1945 and 1946 before running out of money. It was completed in 2003 by Roy Disney and was nominated […]

Manga Launches New Anime DVD Magazine In The UK

Manga UK, in partnership with Hachette Partworks, will be releasing a new 50 part magazine/DVD series entitled Manga Force. Each fortnightly issue will include a DVD of a Manga licensed title, including Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and the Evangelion films.

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