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Perlman, Colfer to Voice ‘Robodog’ Leads

Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman and Glee actor Chris Colfer have been cast as the leads in Robodog, the debut original CG animated film from Marza Animation Planet. Robodog features ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Working on ‘Avengers’ Toon for Disney/Marvel

Disney and Marvel are working with Toei Animation on a new Avengers series for Japanese audiences. Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers will be the first original Marvel animated series created ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Sailor Moon’ Details Announced at N.Y. Comic Con

Toei Animation’s new Sailor Moon series will be subtitled in 10 languages. Fans were told the news at the recent Comic-Con in New York by Kodansha USA’s general manager ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Unveils New Offerings at MIPCOM

Judging from Toei Animation’s eclectic mix of projects at the MIPCOM market this week, the Japanese studio continues to deliver new seasons of favorites as well as original projects ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Offers New Seasons of ‘Saint Seiya’ and ‘Driland’

Toei Animation will debut the new chapters of its popular animated shows Saint Seiya Ω (Omega) and Driland at MIPCOM 2013, it was announced by Hiroyuki Kinoshita, President and CEO ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Unveils ‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ in Venice

Although Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises got most of the coverage at the recent Venice Film Festival, another big Japanese feature was also screened at the global event. Directed ... 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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Spielberg to Produce Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ Series

Steven Spielberg will exec produce a live-action TV series based on the popular video game franchise Halo for Microsoft’s new console Xbox One. The series will include exclusive interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Unveils New Seasons of ‘Saint Seiya’ and ‘Driland’

New seasons of Toei Animation’s top properties, Saint Seiya Ω (Omega) and Driland will debut internationally at MIPTV 2013 according to Hiroyuki Kinoshita, Toei Animation’s managing ... Continue Reading →