Posts Tagged ‘cartoon’


Sep20

Pokémon receives new “Generations” online series

2016 at 07:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The Pokémon franchise is gearing up for the release of the newest games, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, by releasing a weekly series of animated shorts based on the many iterations of the popular video game! The series, titled “Pokémon Generations”, will consist of 5-minute shorts following influential characters and side-stories never before seen in any of the games, making them a must-see for any diehard Pokémon fan, young and old! The series released its first two episodes this past Friday, with more episodes planned for release every Friday through December 23rd, 2016. Check out the first two episodes on the Pokémon YouTube channel below, and get ready for the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon on November 18th!



Sep13

Lost Dr. Who episodes to return as animation

2016 at 03:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In 1974, a number of classic BBC shows and episodes were lost in an archive purge, among them several episodes of the highly renowned “Doctor Who” series of sci-fi dramas. In an effort to restore the episodes and recreate them for modern audiences, the BBC has announced that “The Power of the Daleks” lost episodes will be recreated in animation! These cartoons will use the original audio, as well as use shot composition and setup from the few surviving clips of these lost episodes in order to remain as faithful to the original as possible. “The Power of the Daleks” is a six-episode serial of the Doctor Who series that originally aired from November 5th to December 10th, 1966, and featured the Doctor taking on his eternal arch-rivals, the robotic Dalek species. In commemoration of the original episodes that aired 50 years ago, “The Power of the Daleks” animation will air on November 12th, making this fall one to remember for Who fans across the globe!

Jun17

Disney’s first trailer for Moana

2016 at 07:56 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After months of news and teasers, Disney has finally released the first animated trailer for their upcoming film, “Moana”! The film, set in the ancient South Pacific, follows the adventures of sea navigator Moana as she sets sail with the mysterious deity Maui in search of a legendary island. Originally announced in October 2014, details on the movie have been few and far between until now, so fans can finally get excited for Disney’s new CG masterpiece! “Moana” will hit theaters nationwide on November 23, 2016, so make sure to mark your calendar and check it out for yourself!

Jan12

Mazinger Z & Hello Kitty collaboration

2016 at 06:34 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Sanrio and Toei have come together for the first time to release collaborative figures of their two most iconic franchises: Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z! The collaboration features a twin release of two brand-new figures in Bandai’s Chogokin die-cast figure line, taking the Chogokin Hello Kitty robot released last year and the Super Robot Chogokin release of Mazinger Z, with a twist; the figures have swapped design elements, making them look like the other!

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The Hello Kitty Chogokin features Mazinger-themed color scheme on top of the original release’s features, such as die-cast ratchet joints, rocket punch paws, opening cockpit, and alternate flight and swimming modes ,and even features a miniature Hello Kitty recolored to appear like Mazinger Z’s pilot, Kouji Kabuto. Meanwhile, the Mazinger Z SRC features a Hello Kitty paint job, and even goes so far as to replace the Mazinger’s signature chest plate with Hello Kitty’s bow, along with featuring Hello Kitty’s visage on its Jet Scrander belt attachment. Mazinger will also come with alternate hand-shaking parts, so the two figures can exchange a signature pose!

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In order to celebrate this occasion, the official Bandai YouTube channel has uploaded a unique cartoon celebrating the union, showing off the collaborative designs in an adorable animated short. The video even hints at further collaboration with other characters like My Melody and Getter Robo. Check out the video below!

Sep24

Animation Show of Shows to hit theaters nationwide

2015 at 10:59 am by admin | Comments Off

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“The Animation Show of Shows” has been an annual event in which animators from all over the world participate in a collection of animated shorts, which is them shown at school and studios across the nation. Now, this year’s edition of “The Animation Show of Shows” will make its way onto the silver screen for the very first time by debuting in theaters! This year’s collection marks the 17th version of “The Animation Show of Shows” since the collection’s debut in 1998, and features 11 animated shorts from artists from Ireland, France, Russia, Switzerland, Australia, Iran, and the United States. This annual gathering of international art, curated Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, has been dedicated to spreading the word on unique, small-scale solo animators and teams, and hopes to inspire and enrich both professionals as well as the everyday spectator seeing animated shorts like these for the very first time. “The Animation Show of Shows” begins its big-screen debut on September 24th, airing for a week at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California. It will then take to the road across October and November, showing off the film in select theaters across the nation. To find out more about future screenings of the Animation Show, as well as previous iterations of this annual collection, check out their official website here!

May26

Sanrio unveils new animation studio

2015 at 03:54 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Sanrio, Inc., the multinational character merchandise company widely known for the creation of Hello Kitty and other adorable characters, has announced that a brand new American-based animation-focused branch of their company will begin operation in June! The new company, called Sanrio Pictures Entertainment, will focus on creating big budget Hello kitty films, works, anime, and other short features starring Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters, like Badtz-maru, My Melody, Keroppi, Tuxedo Sam, and more. While Sanrio’s in-house animation studio has been creating shorts based on their characters for years, Sanrio Pictures Entertainment hopes to bring the highest quality to their works, and plans to work around a budget of $164 million per movie. The company is also considering working collaboratively with other characters from separate companies, and is even thinking about creating video games and film-related goods. With such extravagant plans set for Hello Kitty on the big screen, the future is looking exciting for Sanrio fans worldwide!

Mar30

Disney releases CG Tsum Tsum shorts

2015 at 02:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Based on their popular “Line: Tsum Tsum” mobile app videogame, Disney has started a weekly short miniseries based on the adorably round characters! Originally debuting as a Christmas special short at the end of 2014, the CGI comedy short has now been expanded into a continuing series, showing off the Tsum Tsum designs of popular Disney characters, whom have gained international popularity and have appeared in a variety of merchandise like keychains and plushes, and their cute antics. Two episodes have been uploaded to their official YouTube channel, and created with a collaboration between Disney and Polygon Pictures, with more episoeds planned every Monday.



Mar02

Newest animated Doraemon movie promo

2015 at 05:08 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Popular Japanese character Doraemon had a very busy year in 2014, ranging from his first ever debut in the United States to the debut of Doraemon’s critically acclaimed CGI film, “Stand By Me Doraemon”. Now, a full-length promotion for Doraemon’s newest upcoming film has been released! The newest film, titled “Doraemon: Nobita no Space Heroes”, will be the 46th film in the illustrious franchise, and will once again feature Nobita, Doraemon, and the rest of the crew. In the new film, Doraemon will debut his new gadget, Director Burger, which gives the cast a variety of powers so that they can roleplay as Space Heroes. The film is set to debut in Japan on March 7th, and will feature a variety of promotional material alongside its release.

Jan14

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It has been announced that Studio Ghibli’s most recent animated film, “When Marnie Was There” will finally release in English for Ghibli fans overseas! The localization process and translation will be handled that entertainment studio GKids, whom have worked with Ghibli works like “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” in the past. The film, which originally opened in Japan in July 2014, is based on a popular children’s book of the same title by author Joan G. Robinson. The story stars 12-year-old girl Anna, whom is sent away from home to recuperate from her worsening asthma after her parents’ death. There, she finds the mysterious Marsh House, and dreams of it and an elegant blonde-haired girl trapped within. Finding that the blonde-haired girl, Marnie, exists in reality, Anna and Marnie form an unbreakable bond and work together to overcome fear. The English dubbed release of “When Marnie Was There” is currently scheduled to release in North America this spring.

Nov20

New Peanuts movie trailer

2014 at 02:23 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Fans of the classic ‘Peanuts’ comic strip were treated earlier this year to a quick teaser of an upcoming film based on the franchise, showing off Charlie Brown and Snoopy in the film’s new animated CG style. With 2014 coming to a close in the coming weeks, and with 2015 marking the 65th anniversary of the franchise, the very first full-length trailer for the Peanuts movie has been unveiled! The trailer shows off Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying the holiday season, and reveals that the movie is scheduled to release on Christmas 2015, just in time to celebrate the classic cartoon’s anniversary. Check out the video below to see these beloved characters in action!



Peanuts was a Sunday comic strip, written and illustrated by Charles Schulz, which ran from 1950 to 2000. The comic strip, following the daily life of Charlie Brown and his friends, set the standard for the classic four-panel gag comic strip in newspapers. Schulz, who was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, based the stories off of his own experiences as a growing child. With nearly 18,000 strips in total, Peanuts has since become one of the most popular comic strips in history, and was translated into 21 languages across 75 countries. Peanuts has since been adapted into several TV specials, and has spawned a huge variety of merchandise and tributes, including pop-art statues, parades, and even entire amusement parks dedicated to the comic. The strip has been described as “the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field”, and has won the hearts of readers across the globe.

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