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Otakon2012: PR: FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon

by Grant Whiteon July 28, 2012
FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon Flower Mound, TX -July 28, 2012- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Otakon that it has acquired the streaming, broadcast, home entertainment, video on demand and pay-per-view and DTO/DTR rights to the complete anime OAV series, Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar. This spin-off series takes place roughly 15 years […]
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Otakon 2012: FUNimation Announces Acquisitions: “One Piece”, “Yamato Resurrection”, “Akira”

by Weathermanon July 28, 2012
During its industry panel at Otakon 2012 Saturday afternoon, FUNimation announced acquisitions for many different anime titles. Firstly, FUNimation picked up Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar. They also plan to release the television anime Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo in the near future. Home video rights were also announced for three anime digitally distributed […]

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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Kodi Smit-McPhee

by Christopher Glennonon July 28, 2012
Kodi Smit-McPhee stars in ParaNorman as the titular Norman Babcock. He has received Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations for Best Young Actor for his roles in Let Me In and The Road and an AFI Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Matching Jack. He has won the AFI Award for Young Actor and a […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Writer/Director Chris Butler, Director Sam Fell, and Producer/Lead Animator Travis Knight

by Christopher Glennonon July 27, 2012
Chris Butler, who did storyboard and design work on The Tale of Despereaux and Corpse Bride, received an Annie Award nomination for his previous work at LAIKA as head of story and storyboard supervisor on Coraline. He makes his directorial debut in ParaNorman, which he also wrote. Sam Fell wrote and directed Flushed Away, which […]

SFX ‘Ultimate Guide to Anime’ Magazine Available From 20th July

by Grant Whiteon July 27, 2012
SFX PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANIME SFX – the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine – provides the ultimate guide to anime with a new special edition magazine which hits the shelves on Friday. SFX Special Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Anime reveals all readers need to know about the anime scene, including […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2012
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who plays Alvin in ParaNorman, made his film debut as Fogell, better known as “McLovin” in 2007’s Superbad, which earned him a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance.  He also performed in Role Models, Year One, Fright Night, and Kick-Ass, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination.  He provided […]

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SDCC2012: ASIFA – Hollywood’s State of the Industry – Part 6 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]
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SDCC2012: ASIFA – Hollywood’s State of the Industry – Part 5 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]

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SDCC2012: ASIFA – Hollywood’s State of the Industry – Part 4 of 6

by Eileen Cruzon July 26, 2012
Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]
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SDCC2012: A Roundtable Interview with “ParaNorman” Star Anna Kendrick

by Christopher Glennonon July 26, 2012
Anna Kendrick, who has earned Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice Movie, and Academy Award nominations for her role in 2009’s Up in the Air, lends her voice to Courtney in LAIKA’s upcoming film ParaNorman.  Kendrick also performed in the first four Twilight Saga movies, 50/50, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and […]