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Tokyopop Discusses New Disney Books

Tokyopop, a division of POP Media Holdings established by entrepreneur and filmmaker Stu Levy has proclaimed plans to return into North American publishing with a series of family friendly English-language Manga books by Disney including Alice in Wonderland: Special Collector’s Manga, a massive 352-page hardcover adaptation of the classic film and Pixar Manga Collection: Finding Nemo, a ...

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Ratings of Oddbods in U.K. Continues to Rise

The peculiar and crazy characters of non-dialogue animated comedy series Oddbods by One Animation are proving to be a major hit in the U.K. According to the most recent ratings figures, the show is one of CITV’s top 5 shows of 2016 and is well on its way to raking up more than five million views. In addition, data from 2015 places the animated kid’s show of the year in the U.K., in spite of ...

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Wandering Wenda Greenlighted by Kid’s CBC

According to a recent announcement, Kid’s CBC has recently greenlighted Breakthrough Entertainment’s new animated series, Wandering Wenda, and is planning to release the 26 x 8 first season on Winter 2017. Wandering Wenda is based on a line of children’s books by best-selling author Margaret Atwood. The series follows Wenda and her two best friends on their magical journey and adventures. ...

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Voltron Legendary Defender trailer released by DreamWorks

The universe’s greatest protector will rise again in the all-new series DREAMWORKS VOLTRON LEGENDARY DEFENDER, premiering June 10, exclusively on Netflix. Witness the rebirth of the legend with this ambitious reimagining of the fan-favorite science-fiction saga, promising galaxies worth of action, comedy, and adventure, as good battles evil in an intergalactic war ten thousand years in the ...

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remasters Make its Way to PC

Final Fantasy fans have no doubt noticed that Square Enix has recently started building a more prominent library on Steam. They’ve released several of the main numbered series on the PC platform in the past, but recently they have started releasing the remastered versions of the titles on Steam as well, which already looked good on current and previous gen machines, but when done right look ...

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Clip: Steven Universe’s In Too Deep Episode

Rebecca Sugar’s hit animated comedy series Steven Universe is back on Cartoon Network with new episodes this week. The back-to-back episode debut of In Too Deep is a special 4-week programming event where tremendous events lead to an entire new world of danger for Steven and the Crystal Gems. The disasters start on May 12, Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT with Super Watermelon Island in which Steven ...

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Sonic and The Legend of Zelda Inducted in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

A ceremony was held yesterday at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York to welcome 6 games in the World Video Game Hall of Fame. The class this year features selections by a group of scholars, journalists and video game industry members and the choices are based on longevity, iconic status, influence and geographical reach. Nintendo’s classic The Legend of Zelda followed the ...

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Raggs Series Arrives on AmebaTV

AmebaTV, the leading Canadian kids streaming platform, has inked an agreement with Blue Socks Media for the rights to 20+ episodes of the Emmy award-winning live-action and animation Raggs for its increasing library of on demand kids and family entertainment. The half-hour updated versions of Raggs episodes are already available. They are edited to a faster-paced 22 minutes which includes an ...

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Kobito-Zukan Picture Books Get TV Anime Spinoff

The popular Kobito-Zukan picture book series gets a television anime adaptation. The retitled Chobitto-Zukan spinoff will run on Tokyo MX, Kids Sation and TV Kanazawa channels. The picture book series was launched in 2006 and focused on Kobitos, the mysterious creatures that are neither plants nor insects. It has 2.7 million printed copies and the characters acquired the Licensing of the Year ...

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Costumes of The New Power Rangers Revealed

Last month, Elizabeth Banks’ costume as Rita Repulsa in the upcoming Power Rangers movie has been revealed and now, Entertainment Weekly released yet another sneak peek. This time around it’s the first photo of the Power Rangers in their new suits, which shows a noticeable bit of difference from the original’s spandex-heavy design. According to the new director of the movie Dean Israelite, ...

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HappyGiant and Phil Tippett Launch AR Game Kickstarter

Academy Award-winning director and visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett (The Force Awakens, original Star Wars films, RoboCop, Jurassic Park, etc.) and indie videogame developer-publisher HappyGiant have joined forces to launch a Kickstarter campaign for HoloGrid: Monster Battle – a new collectible card game, hybrid board game and digital augmented reality game. HoloGrid: Monster Battle has ...

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Animated Short Film Kaze no You ni Premieres in July 2016

Kaze no You ni (Like the Wind) is an animated short film that is based on Tetsuya Chiba’s one-shot manga. It will start its limited theatrical release on July 9, 2016 at the Tollywood Theater in Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Kaze no You ni was originally published in 1969. It follows the story of an orphaned boy Sanpei , who finds a new home after making friends with Chiyo, a girl who ...

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