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It’s Official – Studio Ghibli Feature Films On Hiatus

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As expected, Studio Ghibli made the announcement that they will be putting their feature film producing on temporary hiatus while concentrating on “restructuring and rebuilding” the famed animation studio. The high cost of the animation production process combined with the Studio Ghibli’s tradition of relying on its own workforce rather than sub-contracting studio work has […]

SDCC2014: Tales of Hearts R Preview (PS Vita)

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Toonzone had some hands-on time with Tales of Hearts R for the PS Vita at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). The game was originally released as Tales of Hearts in Japan for the Nintendo DS back in 2008. It was remade for the PS Vita in Japan last year and is finally making its way stateside. […]

Soul ReViver Revived As Feature Film

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Japanese manga series “Soul ReViver” will be getting a full English-language, live-action feature film treatment. The manga series created two years ago by Tohru Fujisawa and Manabu Akishige follows “soul revivers” Jin and Clara as they navigate between the worlds of the living and dead to bring back souls whose missions were not completed while […]

Dragon Ball Z Live-Action Trailer

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Funimation employed the services of low-budget comedy skitsters Mega64 [Rocco Botte, Derrick Acosta, Shawn Chatfield] to perform a live-action version of the upcoming animated “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” due to hit theaters August 5, 2014 and the results are below and somebody skipped Level Nine…

"Patema Inverted" Opens August 29, 2014, at IFC Center in NYC

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PATEMA INVERTED OPENS August 29, 2014 AT THE FOLLOWING THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY: IFC CENTER 323 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10014 Time of Eve director Yasuhiro Yoshiura is a perspective-twisting sci-fi adventure about two kids separated by opposite gravities. Patema lives in an underground world of tunnels, the long-abandoned ruins of […]

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 […]

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