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Discovery Family Acquires Dream Defenders from Tiny Island Productions

Discovery Family has recently added yet another exciting family-friendly series to their library, as they have acquired the US rights to Dream Defenders from Tiny Island Productions. For the uninitiated, Dream Defenders focuses on the adventures of 14 year old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer, as they travel between the “realworld” of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the DreamWorld. ...

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A ToonBarn Comic-Con International Preview

Downtown San Diego comes alive July 8th – July 12th for 2015 Comic-Con International and once again, Marc Morrell will be attending to bring ToonBarn readers up close and personal with the voice actors and production crews behind their favorite cartoon characters and shows. We hit the ground running Thursday by interviewing some of the cast and crew of Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock and Roll ...

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Tales of Symphonia Being Offered as Tier 3 Pre-Purchase Reward for Tales of Zestiria

We’re not really sure what finally convinced Bandai Namco that there’s a huge PC market that’s interested in Japanese games but they’ve been on a roll lately, publishing PC ports of games that a few years ago would never even be thought of as coming to PC, but also publishing ports of console games that even console gamers have already forgotten. Case in point is that they’re bringing ...

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New Promo Video for Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon

The Pokemon Company has recently unleashed a new commercial for the upcoming 3DS dungeon crawler, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon. The video features a party of mascots reenacting events in the game, with a particularly cute Pikachu falling prey to several traps after failing to resist the lure of an apple on the ground. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon has been scheduled for a September 19th ...

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FUNimation Announces Plans to Stream Venus Project: Climax and Chaos Dragon

During their distributor’s panel at Anime Expo last Friday, FUNimation announcedplans to stream both Venus Project: Climax and Chaos Dragon coinciding with their Japanese broadcast. It is great news for western anime fans who are looking for more shows to add to their library. For the uninitiated, Venus Project: Climax focuses on a fictional future world where Japanese idols battle each other ...

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Bandai Namco Unveils New Saint Seiya Soldiers’ Soul English Subbed Trailer

During their Japan Expo presentation, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe showed off a new trailer for the upcoming fighting game Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul, with the notable difference being that the new trailer is English-subtitled. Along with the trailer presentation, Bandai Namco also announced a release date for Europe, namely September 25, 2015. The trailer is a bit hefty, clocking in at ...

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Sanrio’s American Branch Plans Hello Kitty Film Project

Sanrio has recently announced that their new American subsidiary, Sanrio Media & Pictures Entertainment, will be producing a new Hello Kitty film, with target date penciled in for 2019. The project has a budget of 20 to 30 billion yen (roughly equivalent to 160 – 240 million USD), which is a lot higher than Sanrio’s typical budget for films and animated works in Japan, usually costing ...

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Final Fantasy VII: The Series Proof of Concept

Director Roth Grind, PermaGrin Films, and the Rind-Raja Picture Company has recently posted a proof of concept video for their live-action Final Fantasy VII adaptation, with the intent of providing a glimpse at Roth’s vision of how the original Playstation RPG would look like when done in live action. The proof of concept shows an adaptation that leans more towards realism and western visuals, ...

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Pokken Tournament Shows Off Charizard and Weavile

A new promo video has just been released for the Pokemon-inspired Arcade fighting game Pokken Tournament, and it shows off the addition of two new characters – the iconic Charizard and the relatively new Weavile. Both pokemon are introduced in the video via their Japanese names, Lizardon and Manyula, respectively. You can watch the videos below: A collaborative effort by Bandai Namco ...

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden Gameplay Trailer Released at Japan Expo

During a recent presentation at Japan Expo, Bandai Namco games showed off a new gameplay trailer for Arc System Works’ upcoming 3DS fighter, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden. The trailer is pretty hefty, featuring a glimpse of various features and modes, as well as highlights of the 20 playable characters. One notable information provided by the trailer is that the fighters have different ...

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North America to Get Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth via PS4 and PS Vita

North American Digimon fans have reason to be jolly, as Bandai Namco has announced during their RPG panel at Anime Expo that the latest installment in its videogame franchise, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, will be coming to North America, Latin America, and Brazil via the Playstation 4 and the PS Vita, through retail and PSN, respectively. The release dates for all platforms is 2016. The official ...

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Zodiak Kids to Bring Back Mumfie

Zodiak Kids has recently signed a new development deal with Britt Allcroft Productions, which will see a collaboration that will bring back the beloved Mumfie franchise to the small screens. Zodiak Kids Studios will be developing the new animated TV series and it will be based on characters from The Magic Adventures of Mumfie. The original Mumfie TV series was launched in the 90s on CiTV in the ...

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