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Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film Game of Thrones‘ indominible Khaleesi will trade in her dragons for one scruffy-looking nerf herder, playing an as-yet unannounced ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Trailer Drops After Tokyo Launch

The first official trailer for Ghost in the Shell has arrived, showcasing the rich, night-club colored future world of the film, unsettling androids, and a taste of Major’s powerful ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up Production I.G’s ‘Miss Hokusai’

GKIDS has acquired distribution rights for Miss Hokusai — the latest animated feature from Japanese studio Production I.G, which has delivered Ghost in the Shell and A Letter ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Slates Multi-Platform Programming

Turner’s Adult Swim — basic cable’s No. 1 destination for millennials for over 10 years — is evolving yet again, announce two new slates of programming in advance of ... Continue Reading →
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Toonami Orders ‘FLCL’ Anime Sequel

Turner Broadcasting’s Adult Swim have answered many anime fans’ wishes by announcing that an official sequel to the hit series FLCL (Fooly Cooly) will be arriving on the channel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Producer Reveals ‘Castlevania’ Animation Plans

Fandom film producer Adi Shankar (Punisher: Dirty Laundry, Judge Dredd: Superfiend)  revealed on his Facebook page that he will be producing a “super violent Castlevania mini-series” ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Letter to Momo’ Comes Home Oct. 21

Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo will be released Oct. 21 on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital and VOD from GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm. The release will include the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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