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VIZ Media is set to release a series of new books based on Hayao Miyazaki’s new film Ponyo, which is due to be released by Disney in the United States on Aug. 14. Ponyo is the acclaimed animation master’s retelling of the story of the Little Mermaid, based on the [...]
Anime distributor FUNimation has announced at this weekend’s Otakon the acquisition of several popular series for broadcast and DVD, while Anime Network has just made hundreds of episodes of anime available online. FUNimation deals include the broadcast and DVD rights to the features The Last Wizard of the Century, Captured [...]
Dan Dare, the space-faring hero of classic English comic strips, is back in the game, with the Dan Dare Corp. choosing Chorion to represent the international licensing rights to the characters. Created by Frank Hampson and first appearing in The Eagle in April 1950, Dan Dare became an icon to [...]
The judge overseeing the copyright lawsuit filed by heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel has ruled in favor of publisher DC Comics and its corporate parent Warner Bros. The ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Stephen G. Larson finds that Siegel’s wife and daughter can only recover profits earned by [...]
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s is set to land in multiple new territories across Europe, Latin America and in the Middle East thanks to a series of new deals cut by 4Kids Entertainment. Outlets picking up the series for broadcast include CITV in the United Kingdom, Network Ten in Australia, AB Group in [...]
Brand Champions has been tapped as the worldwide licensing representative for the Target Entertainment musical online property Brit Chicks. The property is a girls fashion and lifestyle brand set to launch in October with a social networking site where girls ages 7 and up can make friends, chat and share [...]
The most recent episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is set to stream starting June 25 on FUNimation Entertainment’s online video portal, which is back up and running after a monthlong hiatus. Episode 12 of the series, as well as episodes 10 and 11, will debut today on the site’s video [...]
The Jim Henson Co. is teaming up with Archaia Comics to publish graphic novels based on the studio’s numerous franchises. The deal includes such classic Henson properties as Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Mirrormask and The Storyteller. The companies also have agreed to collaborate on creating new comic book [...]
TV-Loonland’s Pat & Stan, fresh from winning a jury special prize at the Annecy Animation Festival, is secured a licensing deals in advance of its fall launch in more than 170 territories. Bandai Europe picked up a pan-Europe deal to make capsule toys sold in vending machines based on Pat [...]
Avalon Arabia has finalized a deal to distribute in the Middle East the majority of titles from the catalog of Canadian producer-distributor Alliance Atlantis International. The deal includes 46 episodes of the preschool animated series Lunar Jim, a stop-motion series set in a village on the moon. Thirty-nine episodes of [...]