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BBC Learning and Aardman Animations Launch Competition for Schoolchildren to Score Wallace & Gromit Clips

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BBC Learning and Aardman Animations have launched a new competition for small groups of primary school children to compose mini film scores to accompany a Wallace & Gromit animated clip. All shortlisted teams will win a trip to visit Aardman’s studios, and the winning entry will be recorded and broadcast on CBBC’s Blue Peter. The […]

Disney Threatens Legal Action Over "Misleading" DVD Releases

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The Guardian reports that Disney is threatening legal action against Brightspark Entertainment over what Disney terms “misleading” budget DVD releases that are packaged to look like animated films from Disney or Pixar. Disney specifically cited Braver, whose DVD cover shares a red-haired princess in a green dress with Disney/Pixar’s Brave movie posters. Other titles released […]

Trailer For Manga Entertainment Ninja Scroll Steelbook Released

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Manga Entertainment have posted a trailer for their upcoming Ninja Scroll Blu-ray & DVD Steelbook, due for release in the UK on 26th November 2012. The Steelbook set, including a 20 page booklet, will retail for £29.99, with a separate Blu-ray version at £24.99 and a DVD version at £19.99.

PR: Noted British Actor Peter Davison is Spotlight Guest at New York Comic Con 2012

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NOTED BRITISH ACTOR PETER DAVISON IS SPOTLIGHT GUEST AT NEW YORK COMIC CON Celebrated Roles Include “Doctor Who” Among Other Parts Norwalk, CT, August 24, 2012: Peter Davison, who played the fifth incarnation of The Doctor in the celebrated British television series Doctor Who, will be a Spotlight Guest at this year’s New York Comic […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Announces Recall Of Defective "Panty and Stocking" DVDs

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Manga Entertainment UK have released an official statement regarding the disc errors on their release of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt and their solution: “Due to a technical defect, Manga Entertainment Ltd. has recalled all thePanty & Stocking with Garterbelt Complete Series DVD Collection stock from retail. Manga will re-issue the DVD on the 10th of […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Brings 'Ninja Scroll' To Blu-ray on November 26, 2012

   PRESS RELEASE “Energetic, dramatic and visually impressive, this is an anime classic” FILM4.COM Ninja Scroll On Blu-Ray 26 Nov 2012 Fast sell: Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s wonderfully […]

Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie Reunite for CG "Canterville Ghost" Feature

British actors Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are teaming again for a CGI feature film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, with Kim Burdon named as director and Gina Carter and Robert Chandler named as proucers, with Jerry Hibbert, Bob Benton and Stephen Fry executive producing. The story is set in rural England near […]

PR: Dragon Ball Z DVD Sets To Be Released by Manga Entertainment UK

DRAGON BALL Z SERIES ONE “A pure expression of everything that’s great about anime.” – Escapist Magazine. Comes to DVD on 2nd July 2012 DRAGON BALL Z SERIES ONE (cert.12)will released on DVD (£34.99) by Manga Entertainment on 2nd July 2012. Manga Entertainment will release all 291 episodes across nine season box sets starting on […]

Toonzone News Looks Back at the Works of the Aardman Animation Studio

If I have a complaint about the new Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention Blu-ray, it’s that the title characters don’t get a whole lot of screen time, and what little we get makes me want more. Luckily, it’s not hard to get your fix of Wallace & Gromit and all the other wonderful creations […]

UK Keeps Tax Breaks for Toons

The British government has announced a tax credit system for creative media that will apparently keep intact a regime that supports animated production in the United Kingdom, c21 Media reports. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlined the plan during his annual budget statement, saying “It’s the determined policy of this government to keep Wallace […]

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