Paddington Stationed At Number One

Tuesday, July 7 2015
Paddington Stationed At Number One

From darkest Peru into nearly a million homes… Paddington’s rehabilitation, which has seen the character once again becoming a firm family favourite is complete, a fact highlighted by the bestselling DVD and Bu-rays of 2015 so far issues by Official Charts Company. The chart sees the marmalade-loving bear well ahead of his closest rival, selling […]

Click here for more >

Flocking Marvellous

Sunday, May 31 2015
Flocking Marvellous

It’s not too long ago that  Studiocanal was considered something of a novice in the children’s and family sector, but, with one of the year’s bestselling titles under its belt – and with a family film at that – the company has proved itself more than adept at handling kids’ stuff. And with Shaun The Sheep, due […]

Click here for more >

Shear Brilliance

Wednesday, January 7 2015
Shear Brilliance

After a relatively quiet end to 2014, the Industry Trust has kicked off the New Year with a brand new burst of activity, unveiling the latest thrust of its Moments Worth Paying For campaign with a new spot. This time, it’s gone on the lamb, as it were, with a trailer using Studiocanal’s forthcoming Shaun […]

Click here for more >

Rush Hour Traffic

Monday, February 3 2014
Rush Hour Traffic

“We found one of these double-parked outside of our store yesterday,” said an email that turned up iin our inbox last week just after an issue of The Raygun newsletter had been sent out. The newsletter featured a story looking at Studiocanal’s campaign for Rush, the Ron Howard directed racing feature, further outlining its mareting […]

Click here for more >

Switched On Marketing

Wednesday, December 4 2013
Switched On Marketing

“There’s going to be a big stunt,” said the Studiocanal marketing team a few weeks ago. “It will gain coverage when it happens, then it will get more a week later when a video comes out. It’s brilliant.” “Can you tell us anything else about it?” we asked, fishing for even a hint as to […]

Click here for more >

Blockbuster’s Top 10 Rental Titles Of 2011

Monday, January 16 2012
Blockbuster’s Top 10 Rental Titles Of 2011

This intriguing top 10 chart came in a little too late for inclusion in to our top 10 of everything chart for 2011 (here); we were going to add it in to that page, but it was so mammoth already,  we thought we’d give this some space of its own.  So here are Blockbuster’s 10 […]

Click here for more >

Henry: Portrait Of An 18 Certificate

Thursday, October 20 2011
Henry: Portrait Of An 18 Certificate

Its now almost 20 years since Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer made its video debut, in a heavily censored form. Now, ahead of its Blu-ray bow courtesy of Studiocanal (it looks great and has lost none of its power), sometime Raygun contributor Ian Gilchrist, who worked on its original release looks back on the battle […]

Click here for more >

Press Hugs The Hoodies

Tuesday, September 20 2011
Press Hugs The Hoodies

What a weekend to work at Studiocanal, the company formerly known as Optimum Releasing. Its Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was earning five star reviews almost across the board as it opened to a strong performance at UK cinemas. And the acres of coverage on the film pages was swiftly followed by scores of reviews for […]

Click here for more >

The Eyes Have It

Wednesday, September 7 2011
The Eyes Have It

Another week, as we remarked on our Twitter account this week, another Guillermo del Toro film. With Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark due in cinemas this autumn and another title he boasts an executive producer credit on, Puss In Boots, also due to arrive before 2011, the multi-hyphenate is hugely prolific, more so in […]

Click here for more >