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New One Piece Mobile Game Teaser Showcases 4 vs 4

Bandai Namco has just revealed a teaser trailer for an upcoming mobile game based on Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga/anime property, titled One Piece: Bounty Rush. The notable thing about this new mobile game, as exhibited by the teaser, is that it allows full-on four vs four team battles using key One Piece characters, with the mechanics being that the team with the most Berries along the way ...

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New Open World One Piece Game Coming in 2018

Bandai Namco has recently confirmed a new game based on Eiichiro Oda’s mega popular pirate-themed manga/anime franchise, One Piece. The new game is titled One Piece: World Seeker, and is going to debut in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. According to the same announcement, the game is an open world action game (hence the “world “ in the title) and will feature an expansive, seamless ...

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Live Action Detective Pikachu Movie Premiere Announced

The Internet recently got wind of news that Ryan Reynolds has been cast as the voice of Pikachu in the upcoming live-action/CG hybrid movie, Detective Pikachu. The news is unexpected, given that Ryan Reynolds is not the first actor to come to mind when people think of Pikachu, but nonetheless warmly accepted owing to Reynolds having built up an amazing amount of geek cred for his iconic portrayal ...

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DreamWorks set to launch new Rocky and Bullwinkle series

The last time we saw of a certain moose and squirrel was in 2014’s short film bundled with Mr. Peabody & Sherman on home video. Well, Boris and Natasha had better get ready because Toon Barn has learned that DreamWorks is reviving Rocky and Bullwinkle as a television series. It’ll be animated by DHX Studios Vancouver with writing and early production duties in Los Angeles. We ...

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The Snack World starts expanding internationally Fall 2018

The people behind Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience, and Yo-Kai Watch are back with an all-new series. CG-animated The Snack World is produced by OLM Animation and is set to debut on the international market in the fall of 2018 as a 50 episode 22-minute series. The show is represented by Level5-abby in most markets and in Asia (excluding Japan) by Bomanbridge Media. Welcome to Snack ...

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Nelvana announces D.N.Ace

Canadian animation company Nelvana Enterprises has announced D.N.Ace, an all-new comedy-adventure that’ll mix science and fun. The series will be Executive Produced by Matthew Wexler, whose previous credits include Spin Master properties like Bakugan, Paw Patrol and Tenkai Knights. The series follows curious, adventure-loving, mischief-making, proudly nerdy, 12-year-old Ace Ripley who ...

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Robert Kirkman’s Super Dinosaur comic gets animated series from Spin Master

Canadian toy and media company Spin Master has a surprising new project on the way. The company behind Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets, Bakugan and Tenkai Knights is working with The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman to adapt his child-friendly comic book Super Dinosaur into an animated series. Described as an action adventure comedy aimed at boys 6-11, the show will launch sometime next year on a ...

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The Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal English Dub You Weren’t Supposed To See

Remember Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal? The third spin-off of Kazuki Takashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series ran for 156 episodes between April 2011 and March 2014 on TV Tokyo in Japan. An English dub produced in New York by 4Kids Entertainment (and later, 4K Media) ran in the United States on The CW and Nicktoons between October 2011 and February 2015. Did you know there was an entirely separate English dub of ...

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Mattel Action launches Turning Mecard in Malaysia and Singapore

The Mattel Action YouTube channel has got a new treat. Early last month, viewers in Malaysia and Singapore were greeted to the South Korean phenomenon, Turning Mecard. The first 26 episodes are now available to stream for free in English if you’re a resident of those two countries. Here’s the play list: Turning Mecard’s Asian YouTube launch is just another part of ...

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Trollhunters gets expanded universe, second season date

Director Guillero del Toro has revealed that his and DreamWorks’ Netflix animated series Trollhunters is part of a much bigger universe. Centered around a small Californian town where the weird happens, Tales of Arcadia will consist of three separate shows. The franchise takes inspiration from del Toro’s childhood, which he describes as strange. The second of the trilogy, DreamWorks 3 ...

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Rainmaker exits Sly Cooper movie

Back in 2014, fans of a sneaky raccoon thief, Sly Cooper, were treated with news that the beloved PlayStation video game franchise would be heading to the big screen. Blockade Entertainment, Rainmaker Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Film Financial Services and Jungsu Broadcasting Corporation were set to collaborate on a feature film due out in 2016. Well, 2017 is almost over and ...

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Little Astro Boy blasts off in 2019; first look inside

A couple of months back we showcased Little Astro Boy, a new take on the classic Osamu Tezuka robot superhero from the French studios Planet Nemo Animation and Something Big. Produced in collaboration with Tezuka Production and aimed at upper preschoolers, the new 11-minute 52 episode series will debut sometime in 2019. Here’s a teaser of what you can expect: The eco-systems of planet ...

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