Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Set for Channel 4

U.K’s Channel 4 has commissioned an animated special based on the popular illustrated children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated ... Continue Reading →

‘Ethel & Ernest’ Voice Cast Announced

Production has kicked off on an animated feature adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s graphic novel, Ethel & Ernest, and the full voice cast line up has been revealed. Jim Broadbent ... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Murakami

Remembering Jimmy Murakami

Every superhero has an origin story. As animators, however, we’re stuck firmly in the human world, but each of us can point to an event that shaped our lives, and pushed us down ... Continue Reading →
Jimmy Murakami

Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →

The Return of a Seasonal Friend

Channel 4 and Lupus Films revive Raymond Briggs’ beloved characters in a new animated special The Snowman and the Snowdog. It’s been 30 years since audiences around the world fell ... Continue Reading →

British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →

Channel 4 Offers More Info on ‘Snowman’ Sequel

Channel 4 in the U.K. has revealed a few more details on the upcoming sequel to its classic animated special The Snowman, which is co-produced by Lupus Films. Based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV: Aardman Secures ‘Snowman 2' TV Rights

Aardman Rights, the distribution arm of the Bristol-based animation powerhouse, has partnered with the U.K.’s Channel 4 as international TV distributor for the brand new sequel to ... Continue Reading →

Lupus and Channel 4 Prep ‘Snowman’ Remake

Lupus Films and Channel 4 are planning a new version of the classic animated holiday special The Snowman, according to The Daily Mirror. Based on a hugely popular book by Raymond Briggs, ... Continue Reading →