Posts Tagged ‘UK’

"Rastamouse" Series Starts Production

by Maxie Zeuson July 12, 2010
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

by Grant Whiteon July 2, 2010
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 […]

"Have a Go Harvey" Getting Toon TV Treatment

by Maxie Zeuson June 30, 2010
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.

"Sir Billi" Sizzle Reel Released

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2010
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.

London 2012 Olympic Mascots Revealed; Animated Short Online

by MonkeyFunkon May 20, 2010
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.

2010 British Animation Award Winners Announced

by MonkeyFunkon April 9, 2010
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

by MonkeyFunkon March 3, 2010
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

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2009
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

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2009
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

by Grant Whiteon October 20, 2009
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.