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Details for Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “The Wind Rises” on Disney Blu-ray

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 25, 2014
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release three films from Studio Ghibli and retired director Hayao Miyazaki on Blu-ray for the first time in North America: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke and The Wind Rises. In keeping with the company’s other Ghibli releases each movie will be released as a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, each retailing […]
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CBS Orders “Supergirl” Live Action TV Series

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 19, 2014
CBS has given a series commitment to a television show centered on DC Comics’ Supergirl character, per Deadline Friday morning. The deal for the pickup was closed Thursday evening, on the heels of the project being pitched to the broadcast networks on Wednesday September 17th. News of the series’ development first broke early this month. […]

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DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 28, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]
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Otakon 2014: Interview – Masao Maruyama on Studio MAPPA and its Works

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 22, 2014
Masao Maruyama’s storied career spans the lifetime of the modern anime industry itself. He started out with Mushi Productions before going on to found the animation studio Madhouse in 1972, where he spent over four decades producing scores of noteworthy anime titles and working with some of the finest talent in the business. Such series […]

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Otakon 2014: Interview – Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, “In This Corner of the World”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 22, 2014
Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]
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Review: “Toy Story of Terror!” Delights On Blu-ray

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 20, 2014
All right, I’ll admit it: nobody really needed more Toy Story. Toy Story 3 closed the book on it all, anything that comes after can only be epilogue. On paper a Halloween special sounds gimmicky and a perhaps a gateway to a half dozen derivative spinoffs: what about a Toy Story Christmas? Toy Story at […]

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Otakon 2014: Linda Ballantyne, Katie Griffin, and John Stocker on the 1990s “Sailor Moon” Dub

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 18, 2014
Long before Before VIZ Media’s reacquisition of Sailor Moon and even before its arrival on DVD in the early 00s, the edited DiC / Cloverway English dub of the seminal magical girl show was making its mark and enrapturing a generation of fans in the course of a tenacious run on television. At first, a […]
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Otakon 2014: Charlene Ingram, Stephanie Sheh and Robbie Daymond Discuss the “Sailor Moon” Redub

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 18, 2014
Sailor Moon has spent years in the status most vexing for English-speaking animation fans: that of the fondly remembered classic out of print, kept unavailable by a seemingly intractable “licensing hell.” All that began to change starting in 2011 when Naoko Takeuchi’s original classic shoujo manga was reprinted and retranslated by Kodansha Comics USA. Then […]

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SDCC 2014: “Young Justice” Season 1 Blu-ray Dated For 8/12/14

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 28, 2014
In the wake of an official announcement at the Warner Archive Collection’s “A Batman For All Seasons” panel at San Diego Comic Con, product listings have emerged for Young Justice: The Complete First Season at Warner Archive’s shop and other online retailers.  The Blu-ray set will collect the series’ first twenty-six episodes in high definition, […]
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SDCC2014: Cartoon Network Renews “Adventure Time”, “Steven Universe” and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 25, 2014
Cartoon Network is announcing new seasons of its most popular children’s programming this weekend at San Diego Comic Con, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Both Adventure Time and Regular Show will return for seventh seasons, while Clarence has been greenlighted for another 13 episodes. Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe will both receive second seasons as well. […]