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Chorion Reaches For The Stars With The Little Prince

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:13am

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has been appointed to represent the licensing rights to Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s much-loved literary property THE LITTLE PRINCE in the U.K. and Eire.

Animation Headline News

Legends Of Animation Come To Ottawa Festival

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:09am

The OIAF, which runs from October 14-18, welcomes several animation legends including Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen (UP), Henry Selick (CORALINE), David Silverman (THE SIMPSONS), along with retrospective screenings of award-winning animators Don Hertzfeldt, Stan VanDerBeek, Suzan Pitt, Jim Blashfield, and Studio Film Bilder.

Entertainment Headline News

Marvelous Previews Subtitled Koihime Muou

Enter the world of the Han Dynasty as up and coming Japanese Anime distribution company, Marvelous Entertainment Inc., and the number one online destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment, Crunchyroll, are set to stream the action packed/comedic/fantasy fan-favorite KOIHIME MUSOU (episodes 1-4; subbed) to Crunchyroll Anime Members and fans worldwide starting Saturday; Sept. 12, 2009 at 5pm PDT.

Media Headline News

VIZ Media's Naruto Shippuden Coming to Disney XD

In a landmark agreement, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that its animated series NARUTO Shippuden has been acquired by Disney-ABC Cable Networks Group for debut on Disney XD ( television channel beginning in October.

Shorts Headline News

Aardman Using Nintendo's Flipnote to Make 12 Shorts

Starting on Sept. 16, the site Flipnote Hatena ( will feature shorts made by Aardman Animations using Flipnote Studio, the free animation tool available for DSi.

Disney Headline News

Princess and the Frog Event Goes Bicoastal

In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical THE PRICESS AND THE FROG, Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25- Dec. 13, 2009.


Disney Sneak Peeks Princess and The Frog at Red Stick Preview

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 4:31pm

The Ink and Paint Club held its premiere luncheon with Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Emily Hoppe on hand as the guest of honor. Hoppe, the studio’s senior manager of creative marketing outlined the role Disney and The Princess and the Frog, the studio’s first 2D animated film in five years, will play at Red Stick’s April festival.


Anima Mundi 2008: The Warmth of Brazil

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 9:59pm

From the shores of enchanting Rio to Sao Paulo’s urban hustle and bustle, I was lucky enough to attend Brazil’s 2008 Anima Mundi festival. This is the only festival I know about that starts in one city for a week and then moves to another town for another week of festivities. While this makes it one of the longest festivals, I think most people would want it to last even a little longer.


Book Review: 'The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, Revised and Expanded Edition'

Anime expert Fred Patten checks out The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917, Revised and Expanded Edition to see if the authors have maintained its position as the go-to book for any questions on anime.