Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Aardman Announces New Projects

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2007
Aardman Animation Studios has announced a slate of new projects, as reported by Variety. Included on the list are The Cat Burglars, which will combine stop-motion animation with the cool style of Ocean’s Eleven to tell a story of milk-thieving stray cats; a comedy-adventure based on the Pirates novels by Gideon Defoe; Operation Rudolph, which […]

The Complete "Danger Mouse" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 17, 2007 reports that A&E will release Danger Mouse: The Complete Series on August 28th. The 9 disc set contains all 89 episodes, theme song karaoke, the never before seen pilot, “The Mystery of the Lost Chord”, and two bonus episodes from the show’s spin-off, Count Duckula.

NetworkTV Announces Planned Trio Of Series

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2007
UK based children’s production group NetworkTV have announced they are working on three new projects. The first, under the working title of SportsStars, will be aimed at four to nine year olds and use humour to address common everyday problems. The second, The Wild Crew, be aimed at pre-schoolers and focus on a removals team. […]

ADV and Propeller Team Up For New UK Anime Block

by Grant Whiteon May 14, 2007
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

by Grant Whiteon April 5, 2007
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

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2007
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

by Grant Whiteon March 21, 2007
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"

by Grant Whiteon February 27, 2007
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

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2007
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

by Grant Whiteon January 26, 2007
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 […]