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Preschool television channel Sprout will offer the U.S. premiere of The Gruffalo’s Child on December 22nd. Based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the new CG-animated special is directed by Uwe Heidschoetter and Johannes Weiland. A sequel to the Oscar-nominated The [...]
Pixar breaks the toon and tech molds once again with its 3-D Scottish princess adventure tale. Move over, Cinderella: There’s a new princess in town, and she’s got more than a time-sensitive pumpkin to worry about. Meet Merida, the red-headed, bow-and-arrow-toting teen heroine of Disney-Pixar’s latest animated adventure, Brave, which [...]
Disney/Pixar’s Brave will have its world premiere on June 18, 2012, at the new Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The red-carpet event is a special presentation for Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, four days ahead of its national release date in theaters. The newly refurbished Dolby Theatre is located [...]
Dallas-based home ent. distributor NCircle Entertainment has acquired DVD distribution rights for The Gruffalo’s Child, the follow up to Magic Light Pictures’ Oscar-nominated short The Gruffalo. NCircle will be releasing the animated special on DVD August 14, 2012. Based on the companion book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by [...]
Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light Pictures, a London-based indie production company with Martin Pope. Rose, who produced the Oscar-nominated The Gruffalo (2009) and this year’s BAFTA-nominated The Gruffalo’s [...]
Taking a marketing page from Comic-Con, Disney’s D23 Expo offered bits and pieces of news, highlights of upcoming animated fare and meet-and-greets with talent for die-hard fans this past weekend in Anaheim. Upcoming features such as Pixar’s Brave and Monsters University, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, director Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph and [...]