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Pokemon Happy Meal Toys Make Their Way to Sweden

Now that Pokemon has gone even further towards taking over pop culture (thanks in part to the highly controversial and extremely popular ARG), fans from Sweden will be getting a chance to collect the cute little monsters in yet another form: as a series of 20 McDonald’s Happy Meal Pokemon toys. The fastfood chain has already released the first batch, and it includes fan favorite characters such ...

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One Piece: Luffy and Chopper Show Off Rapping Skills in New Fanta CM

Pirates are not really known for their ability to drop phat rhymes, but if there’s one thing the Straw Hats are good for, it’s venturing out into unexplored territories so two of the crew’s representatives, Luffy and Chopper, decide to show off their skills in the most recent CM for carbonated fruit beverage Fanta: The cross promotion is not limited to the CM. Fanta has released eight ...

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Jon Favreau’s Gnomes & Goblins Debuts

Content distributor and virtual reality studio Wevr has recently launched a quick look for a new VR experience titled Gnomes & Goblins, which was visualized by director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book). The preview can be watched for free for the HTC Vive through Wevr Transport, Steam, and Viveport. Gnomes & Goblins utilizes room-scale technology in order to bring viewers to an ...

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The Highway Rat To Premiere on BBC One

The BAFTA award-winning and Oscar nominated production company Magic Light Pictures (Stick Man, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child) has announced that they are producing an animated adaptation of The Highway Rat by Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson , which is set to premiere at Christmas in 2017 on BBC One. The 30-minute animated special is about a greedy rat who steals animals along the ...

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Ollie & Moon Show Gets Pan-American Agreements

Federation Kids & Family and Cottonwood Media announced 2 brand new pre-sales for the animated preschool series The Ollie & Moon Show to TVO Canada and Discovery Kids Latin America. The new deals bring Ollie & Moon in 25 more countries, which include all the Americas and most English-speaking markets. Earlier impressive pre-sales for the original series include NBC’s Sprout (US) ...

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Toei and Gust Disclose Kakuchou Shoujokei Trinary

Toei Animation and game developer Gust’s mysterious collaborative property has been disclosed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. According to Gematsu.com, a Japanese videogame watchsite, the anime cross link RPG is entitled Kakuchou Shoujokei Trinary. It was introduced as a smartphone game in Famitsu that combines anime storytelling and gaming in a unique way. Although weekly episodes are ...

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The Mojicons Picked Up by Nickelodeon Greece

According to Ink Global, Nickelodeon will be bringing new animated series The Mojicons to television across Greece through a deal. Created by Russian creators Viacheslav Marchenko and Alexander Romanetz, the series will premiere on September 11, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and continue every week in that timeslot. The Nickelodeon deal follows a newly secured deal with Space Toon to air The Mojicons ...

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Kikoriki Movies Secures Multi Picture Deals

Shout! Factory and Odin’s Eye Entertainment have made a multi-picture deal for Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon and Kikoriki: Team Invincible, which are both directed by Dennis Chernov and produced by Riki Group (Russia). The deal was announced by Micahel Favelle (Odin’s Eye CEO) and Richard Foos, Garson Foos and Bob Emmer (Shout!’s founders) The agreement gives Shout! Factory ...

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REVIEW: One Piece – Burning Blood Steam Port

After being delayed a couple of months beyond its original June release date, the Steam/PC version of Spike Chunsoft’s One Piece: Burning Blood finally launched on 2 September 2016. We’re here to provide our take on the game, with focus mainly on how well the port was done. Most PC-exclusive players will automatically think of CyberConnect’s Naruto Storm games since both are 3D ...

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Kiva Can Do Acquires New Broadcasters

Animated kids series Kiva Can Do! from Kavaleer Productions has been acquired by broadcasters Lagardere TV in French-speaking EMEA and RTE in Ireland. The series will start at the end of 2016 through the first half of 2017. Kiva Can Do! is created by Andrew Kavanagh (Kavaleer’s CEO) and follows Kiva, a 7-year-old inventor, her best friend and dog on their creative problem-solving adventures. ...

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Loot Crate Announces Collaboration with Marvel

Loot Crate, the pop culture-oriented merch-at-your-door and fan community platform has announced a Marvel collaboration for their new bi-monthly subscription crate. This new Marvel-ous crate will include all sorts of officially-branded accessories, apparel, lifestyle products and home goods inspired by the Marvel universe. Although the famous character-driven brands of Marvel have been a part of ...

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Mario Party: Star Rush Shows Off Additional Minigames with New Footage

Fresh out of PAX West, the upcoming 3DS party game Mario Party: Star Rush shows off a bunch of new minigames that players can enjoy via the Coinathlon game mode. GameXplain has posted a youtube video showing off one of the minigames called Steel Diver, which tasks players with collecting coins while riding a submarine either in the daytime or at night. There’s also Rolling Rumble, which has ...

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