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“Fullmetal Alchemist” Resin Case & “Escaflowne” Ultimate Blu-ray Revealed For UK

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2016
As we’ve reported previously, UK distributor Anime Limited will be releasing an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray set of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime. One of the talking points of this is the outer case doubles as high quality resin replica of the iconic gate from the show. While previously we had seen only production sketches, Anime […]
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NY Times on Josh Wakely’s Beatles-Themed “Beat Bugs” and Other Musical Shows

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The New York Times has profiled Josh Wakely, the creator of three new musical series including Beat Bugs, an animated children’s series that uses songs from the Beatles as inspiration and soundtrack. The article covers the way he brought the series to fruition, with Mr. Wakely stating that he “had no idea how complicated or […]

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“Fireman Sam” Episode Pulled for Inappropriate Depiction of the Koran

by Ed Liuon July 28, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter covers the pulling of an episode of Fireman Sam in the UK’s Channel 5 streaming service due to a scene which seemed to show one of the characters stepping on a page of the Koran. The episode first aired in October 2014, but the incident went unnoticed until recently. A statement by […]
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Disney Announces Characters and Voice Talent for “Moana”

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2016
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS REVEALS THE CHARACTERS AND VOICE TALENT FOR UPCOMING FEATURE FILM MOANA Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison and Nicole Scherzinger Join Auli‘i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson in Epic Big-Screen Adventure BURBANK, Calif. (July 27, 2016) – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana, which opens in theaters nationwide on Nov. 23, 2016, features […]

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“Bottersnikes & Gumbles” to Debut on Netflix Worldwide on August 16, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
New CGI Animated Children’s Series Bottersnikes & Gumbles Set to Debut Across International Territories August 16, 2016 New York, July 19, 2016 – Bottersnikes & Gumbles, a new award-winning CGI animated series, is set to make its debut across international territories August 16 on Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV service. 26 episodes will premiere […]
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Review: “Durarara!! X2 Shou Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: A Sterling Example of Dollars

by Grant Whiteon July 19, 2016
It’s been two years since I last stopped by Ikebukuro. I commented then that the release came ahead of a planned continuation of the story, and that time has arrived. Split into three arcs, Durarara!! X2 aims to complete the adaptation of the light novel series. That’s pretty significant considering there is no shortage of anime […]

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Review: “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” Blu-ray Is a Hop, Skip, and a Jump to a Charming Film

by Neo Yion July 15, 2016
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Makoto Konno is your everyday Japanese schoolgirl. She lives with two parents and a little sister, is a total klutz, and barely makes it to class on time. Today is a particularly rough day for Makoto: she fails a pop quiz, her cooking class ends with her […]
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CN UK & Machinima Host “Adventure Time: Card Wars” Livestream Tonight

by Grant Whiteon July 15, 2016
Cartoon Network UK have partnered with Machinima to present a special ‘Let’s Play Flooping Card Wars!’ tournament to promote the upcoming Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom app, tonight at 8pm UK time. Running until 9:30pm, the tournament will see Machinima gamers ChimneySwift11, JeromeASE, CavemanFilms and TJ Smith Gaming face off in hopes of taking the Card Wars Kingdom […]

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Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2016
Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, […]