Studio Ghibli Artist Michiyo Yasuda Dies Age 77

Michiyo Yasuda — a widely respected animator and color artist whose four decade career included a span at Studio Ghibli from its first feature (Castle in the Sky, 1986) to Hayao ... Continue Reading →

Japanese Family Flick ‘Gamba’ Inks Sales Deals

Japanese studio Shirogumi’s CG family adventure film Gamba has secured international and North America sales partners ahead of the European Film Market, signing deals with SC ... Continue Reading →

Toei Launches ‘DBZ,’ ‘Saint Seiya’ Remasters in LatAm

Toei Animation has kicked off distribution of eagerly awaited remastered versions of animated series classics Dragon Ball Z and Saint Seiya in Latin America with early deals for both ... Continue Reading →
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Toei MD Hiroyuki Kinoshita Dies

Anime News Network has reported that according to the online version of Japanese media trade paper Bunka Tsushin, Toei Animation’s managing director Hiroyuki Kinoshita died earlier ... Continue Reading →

LGBT Characters Likely in ‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot

Sailor Moon is coming back to anime in a reboot said to be a more faithful adaptation of Naoko Takeuchi’s original manga that likely will retain several LGBT characters. Producer ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Hub Announces Truly Outrageous ‘Jem’ Marathon

Glamour and glitter, fashion and fame await fans of the classic ‘80s animated rock adventure series Jem and the Holograms as Hub Network celebrates the pink-haired heroine with a ... Continue Reading →

Lucky 13: MIPTV 2013 Toon Highlights

The spring TV season is officially in full swing when the annual MIP-TV content market returns to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. You can get a good feel for what animation producers ... 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 →

Movie Plans for Toei’s Dragon Ball, One Piece & Saint Sieya

Japan’s toon powerhouse Toei Animation announced that the studio is releasing a new Dragon Ball Z movie in March of 2013.  At MIPCOM, Toei Animation vice chairman Kozo Morishita ... Continue Reading →