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Otakon 2013: Numerous Sunrise Anime Licensed by FUNimation, Sentai Filmworks (Updated)

by Todd DuBoison August 10, 2013
During studio Sunrise’s industry panel at Otakon 2013 Saturday afternoon, the studio’s Masayuki Ozaki announced that many Sunrise anime previously distributed by the now-defunct Bandai Entertainment have been picked up for home video release by anime distributors FUNimation Entertainment and Sentai Filmworks. Ozaki confirmed that the following animation from Sunrise would be released by Sentai […]
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Review: Old Glory Reigns in the "Robotech 2-Movie Collection"

by Todd DuBoison July 26, 2013
“The Robotech saga continues” So goes the official marketing line for the new Robotech 2-movie collection from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The ostensibly fresh addition in this collection is the feature Robotech: Love Live Alive, heretofore a conception of the late Carl Macek as a way to expand upon Robotech beyond the end of the original […]

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First "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Teaser Trailer Posted

by Todd DuBoison July 15, 2013
DreamWorks Animation has posted the first teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2, the studio’s sequel to the original 2010 film that adapated Cressida Cowell’s titular children’s book series. Composer John Powell and the original voice cast are returning for the sequel, while co-director Dean DeBlois is working as both director and screenwriter. […]
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New Voices Revealed For "The Legend of Korra" Book 2

by Todd DuBoison July 11, 2013
A report at Entertainment Weekly and a blog from co-creator, writer and Executive Producer Bryan Konietzko have revealed new voice acting roles for the second season of the Nickelodeon series The Legend Of Korra. Richard Riehle (Office Space) and Lisa Edelstein (House) will play Bumi and Kya, brother and sister to Korra’s airbending teacher Tenzin […]

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Studio Trigger Announces and Crowdfunds "Little Witch Academia" Sequel

by Todd DuBoison July 9, 2013
Monday evening, the Japanese animation studio Studio Trigger formally announced the sequel to its animated short Little Witch Academia by launching a crowdfunding project for it on Kickstarter. The original cartoon, which is currently streaming on Youtube and Crunchyroll, was one of four animated shorts created under the 2013 Anime Mirai project with Government funding […]
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Digital Manga Publishing, Tezuka Productions Strike Deal to Release Tezuka Library in English

by Todd DuBoison July 5, 2013
At Anime Expo on Thursday, Digital Manga Publishing announced that it has reached an agreement with Tezuka Productions to distribute the library of Japanese comics by the late Osamu Tezuka digitally. Tezuka is remembered for such manga titles as Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Princess Knight, Black Jack, Phoenix, Message to Adolf and Buddha, […]

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"Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 1" Coming to DVD

by Todd DuBoison June 20, 2013
Warner Home Video has scheduled a new DVD release for the comedy adventure series Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, the 11th and newest animated iteration of the Scooby Doo franchise. Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Complete Season 1 will repackage all 26 episodes of the first season across four DVD discs. Details about extras and supplemental […]
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Review: By Glob, Season 1 of "Adventure Time" Is a Triumph on Blu-ray!

by Todd DuBoison June 13, 2013
Season one of Adventure Time on Blu-ray is, quite simply, a first-class release for a first-rate cartoon. Here is festive program born of unrestricted imagination finally presented the way it was meant to be seen, fated to stand the test of time for a simple reason: just as truly great animation so often does, it […]

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"Star Wars Rebels" Animated Series Announced, Premiere Dated For Fall 2014

by Todd DuBoison May 20, 2013
Lucasfilm has announced that production has begun on a new Star Wars animated series called Star Wars Rebels. The show, a production of Lucasfilm Animation, will cover events in the nearly 20-year-long gap separating Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in the days when the […]