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DHX Media, has appointed Universal Pictures UK as home entertainment partner for its popular stop-motion animated series Rastamouse, which has been a ratings winner on CBeebies and the BBC iPlayer. Universal will release the first Rastamouse DVD on October 3rd in the U.K. It will feature six episodes including Da [...]
Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. What does this have to do with the toon trenches, you ask? Well, in addition to being [...]
Need to brush up on your skeleton dance? Then mark your calendars for HallowScreen!—a family friendly celebration of the spooky and silly animated shorts of Disney hosted by the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. An hour-long presentation running in the Museum’s Fantasia-inspired theater October 29-31 will feature nine [...]
Anime fans in France will be cracking open their wallets as Toei Animation sets up shop with the One Piece pop-up store at the Champs-Elysées Virgin Megastore in Paris, open thru September 20. Fans of the popular animation series—adapted from Eiichiro Oda’s manga by Toei Animation—can enjoy an immersive experience [...]
If you enjoy your Discovery Channel programs packed with dramatic illustrations and eye-popping vfx, then this week’s four-hour Dinosaur Revolution should be on your must-watch list. Premiering at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 11 this beautifully produced program will offer a new take on the prehistoric [...]
If you’re a Pixar fan and you admire the poster art of Tom Whalen, we’ve got some terrific pre-Labor Day weekend news for you. Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collective art boutique, has announced that it will kick off a new poster series for Pixar, beginning with Whalen’s special print for [...]
Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has announced the global distribution launch of the new animated series. Inspired by the character from the long-running PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the new animated show is developed by the Fred Rogers’ Company, in association with Out of the Blue Enterprises. The show will launch [...]
September is Animation Takeover month at web-based independent filmmaker networking hub Shooting People, and in honor of the occasion animation luminary Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) will be judging the site’s Film of the Month contest. Starting September 1, filmmakers are invited to upload their most impressive animations and get [...]
The latest headwear craze that has graced the pates of pop idols Ke$ha and Katy Perry (among other trendy celebs) is moving on from wild beasts to felt puppets. SpiritHoods, a Los Angeles-based company that makes charming hood/scarf combos in the likeness of animals such as wolves, bears and exotic [...]
London-based animator Johnny Kelly’s wonderful stop-motion ad for Chipotle is generating a lot of good word-of-mouth on the Internet this week. The spot which promotes the fast-growing burrito chain tells the story of a farmer, who decides to change his wasteful ways and go back to sustainable farming. Willie Nelson’s cover of [...]