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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 →
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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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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Imavision Nabs ‘Goldorak’ for French Canada

Toei Animation Co. Ltd. has awarded French Canadian DVD, TV and digital distribution rights to the studio’s classic series Goldorak (also known as Grendizer) to leading independent ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Akira Daikubara Passes Away

The Anido animator’s group revealed over the weekend the sad news that early Toei animator Akira Daikubara had passed away from pneumonia on June 17, Anime News Network reports. Daikubara ... Continue Reading →
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Takagi is Toei’s New Prez

Long-time company executive Katsuhiro Takagi has been named President, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., the studio announced. Takagi’s former title was Senior Director for the company. Takagi ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Sailor Moon’ Reboot Arrives in 2013

A new version of Toei Animation’s popular Sailor Moon is in the works for delivery in the summer of 2013. Originally created by Naoko Takeuchi in 1992, the iconic Pretty Guardian ... Continue Reading →