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Sean retires

April 6, 2006 | 2 Comments

Sean Connery, probably the most recognisable Scotsman on the planet, has announced he is retiring from films after a career spanning half a century. Connery, a one time milkman in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh...

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The Best of the British Animation Awards

March 22, 2006 | 0 Comments

We’re delighted to add some very unusual DVDs we’ve added to the FPI website: The Best of the British Animation Awards (BAA – hence the sheep logo), which now consists of five DVDs with the...

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Tokyo Animation Centre opens

March 17, 2006 | 0 Comments

The Tokyo Anime Center has opened in Japan and the official website is now online, with the English-language version here. It is aimed at promoting Japanese animation and anime to fans and other otaku at...

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New Pixar

March 13, 2006 | 0 Comments

Pixar’s Brad Bird of Incredibles fame has been confirmed to direct a new film called Ratatouille for Pixar, their eighth animated feature, due in the summer of 2007. The Hollywood Reporter explained: “Pixar Animation Studios’...

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British Animation Awards

March 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

The British Animation Awards were held last night in London, where Tim Burton’s delightfully macabre Corpse Bride beat off competition from the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit to clinch the best...

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Conflux art

March 6, 2006 | 0 Comments

Trevor Stafford of Australian convention Conflux writes to tell us details of an exciting major art show attached to Conflux for SF, Fantasy, Horror, comic and manga artists: Entries are now open for the new...

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Constitutional Simpsons

March 1, 2006 | 0 Comments

“I swear allegiance to animation, with colour and laughs for all… One audience under Matt Groening…” or perhaps so would go a revised Pledge of Allegiance for little American kids to recite in school of...

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Fizzers

February 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

I received information on a very interesting cartoon book today from Edinburgh’s Mercat Press (who brought us one of last year’s hits, the SF anthology Nova Scotia). The book is called Fizzers, derived from the...

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Animated Britain

February 14, 2006 | 0 Comments

The BB of C reports that the British Animation Awards are almost upon us, with Aardman Animation’s delightful Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit gaining three nominations (especially nice to see after it...

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Behind the scenes at the Museum

November 23, 2005 | 0 Comments

Our beloved comics genre continues, slowly, to gain more serious artistic credibility (Absolute Watchman was reviewed recently in the NY Times). Two museums in Los Angeles are now holding exhibitions of the comic book art,...

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