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 →

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 →

Faceware Technologies Releases Retargeter 4.0

Sherman Oaks, Calif-based Faceware Technologies has unveiled the new Retargeter 4.0, a major upgrade to its award-winning Faceware software. The new software’s key features, which ... Continue Reading →

Toei and Manga Ent. Take ‘One Piece’ to U.K.

Toei Animation and Manga Entertainment will bring popular anime series One Piece to fans in the U.K. as a packaged DVD box-set for the first time, it was announced by Ryuji Kochi, managing ... Continue Reading →

‘One Piece Film Z’ Breaks More Records

Toei Animation’s hit feature One Piece Film Z has earned 3.1 billion yen (about $36 million) during its first 10 days at the Japan box office since it opened on December 15. The 2D ... Continue Reading →

‘One Piece Film Z’ Rises to the Top in Japan

Toei Animation’s 11th One Piece animated feature tilted subtitled Film Z, landed at the No. 1 spot at the Japanese box office with a 1.3 billion yen (approximately $16.2 million) ... Continue Reading →

Valhalla, Toei, ANEW to Produce ‘Gaiking’ Pic

Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) will be producing a new live-action feature based on Toei’s popular anime property ... Continue Reading →

The Last-Ditch DVD Gift Guide!

Wracking your brains trying to come up with last-minute holiday gift options for the toon lovers of various persuasions still haunting your shopping list? There are a few brand spankin’ ... Continue Reading →

Otomo’s ‘Combustible’ Wins Japan’s Media Arts Award

Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated short Combustible won Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award on Thursday (Dec. 13). Set in mid-18th-century Edo (the old name for Tokyo), the ... Continue Reading →

Tiny Island, Scrawl Win Big at Asia TV Awards

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and Guess How Much I Love You won the top awards for Best 3D Animated Program and Best 2D Animated Program over the weekend at the 17th Asian Television Awards. ... Continue Reading →