Posts Tagged ‘UK’
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 […]
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 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: […]
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 […]
Colin Davis’s Have a Go Harvey is being developed into an animated television series, c21 Media reports. The project, a first for the UK-based Conexion Media Group, will have its pilot presented at Mipcom in October. Production will proceed after broadcast partners have come on board.