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Sony TV to Acquire Majority Stake in Funimation

Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority in leading anime distributor Funimation Productions, subject to regulatory approval and ... Continue Reading →
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UYoung Picks Up ‘Helen’s Little School’ & ‘Boyster’ for China

Indie French distributor Superights has licensed two animated series — Helen’s Little School (52 x 11 min.) and Boyster (52 x 13 min.) — to UYoung Culture & Media ... Continue Reading →
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Sony YAY! Channel to Anchor on Original Indian Toons

In India, regional kids’ channels continue the push to program more homegrown animated series, and this trend continues with the launch of Sony YAY! — live as of April 18. ... Continue Reading →
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Sony TV’s Kaplan Named NATPE Chairman

Andy Kaplan, presented of Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks, has been elected chairman of the board of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Space Dandy’ Arrives January 4

Space Dandy, the hilarious new anime series from the creative team behind Cowboy Bebop, is well underway for its English-language version and will premiere on Adult Swim’s Toonami ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Releases Latest ‘Naruto’ Movie This Week

VIZ Media will release latest Naruto feature Naruto Shippuden The Movie: The Lost Tower on DVD and Blu-ray September 17th. The latest feature version of the popular ninja action property ... Continue Reading →
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eOne to Develop Tezuka’s ‘Black Jack’ as TV Show

Entertainment One has acquired the worldwide rights to a TV show based on the popular Japanese manga Black Jack, created by Osamu Tezuka. The LA/Toronto-based indie studio is hoping ... Continue Reading →