Press Release: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ Wins Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature
*** Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles’ Wins Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature
at the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival ***
Fort Worth, TX, September 26, 2006 — FUNimation(r) Entertainment, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share
leader for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United
States, and Harmony Gold are pleased to announce that the new
feature-length animated film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles won the
Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award at the 2006 International Horror
and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The award will be presented at the October
28 screening in Phoenix.
“This is an exciting award for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. It is
a series that has a tremendous fan following and it has the ability to
introduce a much larger audience to the appeal of anime,” said Gen
Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation.
“This award is an expression of gratitude to all the people who poured
their hearts into this production. We have high hopes for this film
and believe me, this is just the beginning,” explained Frank Agrama,
executive producer and CEO of Harmony Gold.
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the latest exciting chapter of the
Robotech saga. A heroic cast of returning characters, led by Scott
Bernard and Vince Grant, fight to end a decades-long struggle against
an enigmatic alien race known as the Invid. However, the mysterious
disappearance of the legendary Admiral Hunter will unfold in a
treacherous mystery that could tear apart our young heroes and
threaten their very survival!
In addition to the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival,
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has already had successful screenings
at Cannes and The New York Korean Film Festival, and the feature will
be coming to additional film festivals across North America. Fans are
encouraged to stop by www.funimationfilms.com for an updated list of
festivals. FUNimation plans to release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles
in theaters and on DVD in early 2007.
About Harmony Gold
Harmony Gold has been active in the production, acquisition and
distribution of quality programming worldwide since its inception in
1983, producing some of the television industry’s classic and
history-making programs. Visit harmonygold.com or robotech.com for
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation(r) Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre
Corporation is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese
animation in the United States. The company’s most recent initiative
is the FUNimation Channel(SM), a new, 24-hour digital network
featuring programming from the top anime brands in the United States.
FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands,
and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including
broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales
and distribution. Visit www.funimation.com for more information.