Posts Tagged ‘UK’

Peter Orton, RIP

by on December 7, 2007
Peter Orton, founder of Britain’s HIT Entertainment, has died. He was 64. Orton’s career in children’s programming began at Television International Enterprises, where he successfully sold episodes of Sesame Street in Africa and Asia. That led to positions at Sesame Street producer Children’s Television Workshop, where he further developed CTW’s international productions. Prior to setting […]

Aardman’s "Creature Discomforts" Ads Available On-line

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2007
Aardman Animation Studios has opened a website dedicated to “Creature Discomforts,” their line of public-service advertisements dedicated to change public perception of the disabled. Based on their Oscar-winning short film Creature Comforts, which spawned British and American television series, the shorts star stop-motion animated animals using stories told by disabled people for the voice track. […]

Gromit Lands on Dog Walk of Fame

by Ed Liuon November 8, 2007
The canine half of Aardman Animation’s Wallace and Gromit was one of seven show business dogs to launch the Dog Walk of Fame in Battersea Park, London (read Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage). Gromit joins The Wizard of Oz‘s Toto, the Harry Potter film series’ Fang, Lassie, Bullseye from Oliver!, Chance and Shadow from Homeward […]

Wallace’s Gromit and Tintin’s Snowy Finalists for Dog Walk of Fame

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2007
15 dog heroes of the large and small screen are in the running for the first stars on a “Dog Walk of Fame” in London. The short list includes Gromit, the more intelligent and canine half of Aardman’s Wallace & Gromit duo, and Snowy, the faithful canine companion of Belgian adventurer Tintin. Their competition will […]

Shaun The Sheep Gears Up For Christmas Single

by Grant Whiteon October 19, 2007
Shaun The Sheep will release a UK Christmas single, Aardman’s official site announces. The song will also be promoted with a fully animated video.

Wallace & Gromit Return for "Trouble at Mill" in 2008

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2007
Aardman Animation Studios has announced that Nick Park’s comedy duo Wallace & Gromit will star in a new half-hour short film that is scheduled air on BBC TV at the end of 2008. Titled “Trouble at Mill,” the short film will reveal that the hapless inventor and his faithful canine companion have started a pie-making […]

"Naked Chef" Jamie Oliver to Get Aardman Animated Series

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2007
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, a.k.a. “The Naked Chef,” is working with Aardman Animation on a new animated series. Titled little j, the series will depict the misadventures of a 10-year old verison of Oliver, traveling through a surreal cartoon world on a quest to become a great chef. An Aardman official stated that production […]

BBC To Air Complete "Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest"

by Grant Whiteon June 29, 2007
The BBC will air the complete Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest as a 45 minute episode at 10:30am on BBC 2 on Saturday 30th June. The animated series, which has been running in segments on kids magazine show Totally Doctor Who, involves the Doctor and companion Martha Jones on a quest to stop a deadly […]

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.