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Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge

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Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge Smith Micro Software has joined forces with telecom company Sprint and issued the Avatar Challenge – an education program where students will use Smith Micro’s animation software to create avatar characters with the chance to have their creations viewed and used by millions through Sprint Visual Voicemail, as later this […]

Viz Media Has Plans For 2014 Comic Con

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Viz Media Has Plans For 2014 Comic Con Viz Media will be appearing at the 2014 Comic Con this week in San Diego and that means attendees will see plenty of Naruto Shippuden, Catbug [“Bravest Warriors”], Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon and Doraemon throughout the week at the Viz Media Booth 2813. In addition, Viz Media […]

Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

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With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]

Trailer and Stills for Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

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A full-length theatrical trailer has been released for Studio Ghibli’s next film When Marnie Was There, the studio’s first movie produced without input from its founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal award in […]

English Cast for "Tale of the Princess Kaguya" Announced; Coming to Theaters October 17, 2014

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GKIDS, KENNEDY/MARSHALL AND STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCE THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA CAST INCLUDES: CHLOË GRACE MORETZ JAMES CAAN MARY STEENBURGEN DARREN CRISS LUCY LIU plus more… GKIDS SETS OCTOBER 17 RELEASE DATE “KAGUYA” TO RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – July 15, 2014 […]

Kether Donohue On Voice Acting, Pitch Perfect, and Her New FX Comedy 'You're The Worst'

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Toonzone recently got a chance to talk to Kether Donohue, one of the stars of the upcoming FX comedy, You’re The Worst. You might have seen Kether in one of her roles, such as the girl with the cute haircut in a memorable iPhone 4 commercial or the mean choral leader in Pitch Perfect, or at least heard […]

Guillermo del Toro On the "Pacific Rim" Animated Series

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In a new interview published on Collider.com today, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro divulged some information about the planned animated series connected to the film. The cartoon and new comics following up on the prequel comic Pacific Rim: Year Zero were first announced in late June at the same time as the upcoming film sequel […]

Review: "Date A Live" Decidedly NOT Second-Date Material

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Oh, Japan. My love/hate relationship with you will likely never end. Date A Live is based on a light novel series of the same name that is currently running in Japan. 30 years before the start of the series, the first of many “spacequakes” claimed the lives of 150 million people. Date A Live is […]

Right Stuf's Anime Expo 2014 Announcements: Mobile Suit Gundam UC Pt. 4, Yakitate!! Japan, Sengoku Collection, and More

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RIGHT STUF, Inc. Announces: the Acquisitions of YAKITATE!! JAPAN, SPACE PIRATE MITO, FANTASTIC DETECTIVE LABYRINTH and YONDEMASUYU YO, AZAZEL-SAN; Upcoming SENGOKU COLLECTION Release; and Exclusive Release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN), Part 4 Anime Expo 2014: New License and Project Announcements GRIMES, Iowa, July 5, 2014 – Several new anime licenses were announced by […]

FUNimation Acquires "FREE! - Eternal Summer"

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FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet. Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST […]

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