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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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Disney Museum Pays Tribute to Bozzetto

Last month, San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum launched a comprehensive exhibit featuring the works of world-renowned Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto. The celebrated director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Approved for Adoption’ Arrives in L.A. & N.Y.

GKIDS brings Jung’s autobiographical live-action/animated documentary to the City of Angels. Documentaries—good ... 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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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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Character Designer Araki Passes Away

Veteran Japanese animation director and character designer Shingo Araki passed away on December 1 at age 72. Araki was best known for his work on Toei’s adaptations of Go Nagai’s ... Continue Reading →