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International Co-Pro to Reboot ‘Astro Boy’ for TV

Monaco’s Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation are joining forces to reboot globally famous anime franchise Astro Boy with ... Continue Reading →
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Cross Media Intl. is Tezuka’s New American Agent

San Francisco-based Cross Media International has entered into an agreement with Tezuka Productions of Japan to develop distribution opportunities for its extensive portfolio of properties ... Continue Reading →
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Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka’s ‘Buddha 2′ Trailer Goes Live Online

Anime fans were happy to catch a few minutes of the upcoming feature adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha 2 online today, via the Cinema Today website. The teaser trailer is for ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Manga to Release Complete Tezuka Works

Great news for fans of classic Japanese comics, otherwise known as manga: California based e-publisher Digital Manga Inc. has nabbed the rights to the entire back catalog of the legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Marza Animation to Unleash ‘Robodog’ in Cannes

Marza Animation Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. in Japan, has started pre-production on its first original CG-animated feature, Robodog. The news was announced ... 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 →
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DQ Plants New $45 Mil. ‘Jungle Book’ Movie

Indian powerhouse studio DQ Entertainment has launched a dedicated feature division division which plans to produce a steady slate of motion pictures in the coming years based on iconic, ... Continue Reading →
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New Poster Revealed for LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’

Portland’s acclaimed animation studio LAIKA has unveiled a new poster for its 2012 stop-motion movie ParaNorman. Slated for an August 17 release date, the movie is directed by Sam ... Continue Reading →