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Jaume Collet-Serra and ComingSoon.net Completely Miss the Point of Akira Anime

Live-Action “Akira” Director Says Source Material and Japanese Culture Don’t Have “Strong Characters”

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2014
ComingSoon.net has interviewed Jaume Collet-Serra, director of the upcoming Liam Neeson action vehicle Non-Stop, about his work on the live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira. He says that he is continuing to work on the adaptation (which Warner Bros. shelved due to budget concerns), but that the material is proving difficult to adapt. He invites […]

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Review: “The Jungle Book” Blu-ray – Trust in Me, This Movie’s Great

by SB20xxon February 12, 2014
The Jungle Book was one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid, so I wanted to see if the movie held up as an adult. For the most part, I’m happy to report it’s still an enjoyable film, and certainly the best Disney movie of the ’60s. Very loosely adapted from Rudyard Kipling’s classic […]
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PR: New “Naruto Shippuden” Arc Debuts on Streaming Services; “Blood Prison” Movie Coming to DVD & Blu-ray on February 18, 2014

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
VIZ Media has announced that the latest story arc from Naruto Shippuden is available now on Hulu, Hulu Plus, and VIZAnime.com. The new arc stars fan-favorite character Kakashi, covering his role in the Third Great Ninja War and its aftermath. Episode 349 is available now on Hulu Plus, with new simulcasts coming every Thursday, with […]

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PR: “Ben 10 Omniverse, Galactic Monsters” Premieres February 15, 2014, on Cartoon Network

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
Ben is back in all-new episodes of BEN 10 OMNIVERSE! Starting this Saturday, February 15 at 9 am ET/8 am CT, Ben takes on new fiendish forms in BEN 10 OMNIVERSE, GALACTIC MONSTERS. Halloween is coming early to Bellwood, and to beat scary new villains like zombie clowns and evil vampires, Ben will have to […]
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DreamWorks News: New Publishing Imprint; Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo 2014

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., will be launching a publishing imprint to produce digital and print books based on the studio’s intellectual property library. The imprint will be titled DreamWorks Press and will be run by Emma Whittard, a veteran of Disney’s publishing arm. The Perseus Books Group will manage sale and distribution of the imprint’s […]

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Chinese Funded Film Venture Announces “Kong” Feature Film

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that a collective run by Chinese mogul Robin Li will be funding Aquamen Entertainment, a new film production venture based out of Los Angeles to be run by Korean filmmaker Jeongjung Kim and Chinese producer Gary Zhang. The production company’s first feature film will be Kong, which (despite the title suggesting […]
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Disney Sued Over “Toy Story 3” Evil Stuffed Bear

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2014
New Jersey-based Diece-Lisa Industries has filed a lawsuit against Disney Enterprises for trademark and patent infringement over the “Lots-O-Huggin’ Bear” character in Toy Story 3. Diece-Lisa holds a trademark and patents for their “Lots of Hugs” stuffed toy bears, and notes that DLI’s “hugging technology” was licensed by a Disney affiliate for Bear in the […]

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Disney Taking Kirby Buckets Out For Pilot Run

by Alex Beanon February 11, 2014
Disney XD – Disney’s network targeting pre-teen boys – has signed up Jacob Bertrand [“Bubble Guppies”] to play the lead character in a pair of pilot episodes of “Kirby Buckets”, an animated/live action hybrid show about a young boy who dreams of being an animator and creates a world filled with friends derived from his […]
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Disney Releases “The Jungle Book” Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD

by Alex Beanon February 11, 2014
The 1967 Disney animation classic The Jungle Book was digitally restored and enjoys its Diamond Edition release on Blu-ray and DVD today. The famous Rudyard Kipling yarn about Indian boy Mowgli growing up with the jungle animals was the final animated film worked on by Walt Disney [who passed away before its release], featured the […]