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Month: May 2012

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics

DC Launches Japanese Manga-Style Ame-Comi Digital Comics

In another effort to incorporate the appeal of manga into their line of brands, DC Comics has recently launched Ame-Comi, which is a weekly digital comic that is based on their line of bishoujo (a Japanese term used to refer to young and pretty girls) figurines. Ame-Comi will feature manga-style iterations of popular DC heroines such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and many more. The series will be helmed by the duo of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

Pocoyo Episodes to be Featured in LeapFrog’s LeapPad

Pocoyo Episodes to be Featured in LeapFrog’s LeapPad

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., and Zinkia Entertainment have recently partnered in order to bring the award-winning kids’ series POCOYO to the popular children’s learning tablet LeapPad. The deal was inked with the help of Evolution, which is the North American licensing agent for Pocoyo. Zinkia’s Pocoyo-related content will appear on LeapFrog’s LeapPad by summer this year, through the LeapFrog App Center.

Coolabi Appoints French and Korean Agents for Poppy Cat

Coolabi Appoints French and Korean Agents for Poppy Cat

Coolabi has recently signed two new agents for their hit series Poppy Cat, further extending the brand’s reach further into the key territories of Korea and France. The two new agents are Planeta Junior, which acquired agency rights in France, and will begin airing the series through France 5 in June. The Korean rights, on the other hand, went to Asiana Licensing, which is planning to air the series on EBS.

G.I. Joe: Renegades Season 1 Vol 1 DVD Comes Out This June

G.I. Joe: Renegades Season 1 Vol 1 DVD Comes Out This June

On June 5, 2012, Shout! Factory will release the first 13 episodes of the popular Hasbro animated series in a collectible 2-DVD set. The DVD set will retail for the MSRP of $19.93. Aside from the 5+ hours of action-packed G.I. Joe: Renegades action, the first product run of the DVD will also include a Movie Cash offer that gives people a chance to see the upcoming major motion picture G.I. Joe: Retaliation starring Bruce Willis and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Pixomondo Adds New Facility in Detroit

Pixomondo Adds New Facility in Detroit

International VFX company Pixomondo has recently announced the opening of their new studio in Detroit, which brings their global network to 13 facilities spread out across three continents. The new Detroit studio was formed through Pixomondo’s acquisition of buoutique VFX company, With A Twist, which has been renamed to Pixomondo DTW. Pixomondo DTW will focus exclusively on feature film, TV, and commercial work for both local and international projects.

Ubisoft to Develop a Poptropica DS Game

Ubisoft to Develop a Poptropica DS Game

The hit kid-oriented virtual world PopTropica will soon be available on a smaller and much more portable format as Ubisoft partners with Poptropica.com in order to develop a full featured videogame that features the site’s characters and popular settings.

Set for a holiday 2012 release on the Nintendo DS system, the yet unnamed Poptropica game will take the popular browser based kiddie MMO to the DS’ dual screen setup. The stylus controls seems like a perfect replacement for Poptropica’s mouse cursor-oriented control scheme, and since the game was in 2D rendered in flash, the DS would have no trouble recreating the virtual world.

Special Preview for Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey

Special Preview for Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey

There’s a new trailer out for the second Berserk movie, entitled Berserk Golden Age Arc II: The Battle for Doldrey. The film will open in Japanese theaters on June 23, and Yahoo! Movies Japan will continue to release teasers and promotional videos building up to its release. You can check out the video below for the trailer:

http://youtu.be/bwFIl-QAlbI

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