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Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window Anime Film Wins Award at Annecy

Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail wins top award ― This year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, and Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window (Madoigwa no Totto-chan) won the Paul Grimault Award for feature films. Adam Elliot's Memoir of a Snail stop-motion film from Australia won the top Cristal for a Feature Film award. Gintz Zilbalodis' Flow Latvia-Belg...
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The Last Unicorn Film Gets 4K UHD, BD Release from Shout! Studios

4K UHD, Blu-ray Disc combo pack ships on August 20 ― Shout! Studios announced on June 3 the company will release a 4K UHD edition of The Last Unicorn in a 4K UHD and Blu-ray Disc combo pack on August 20. The release is a 4K Transfer of the 35mm interpositive along with Dolby Vision and will also contain a number of bonus features. The UHD will contain an audio commentary, while the BD will include a ...
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Yuske Fukada, Veerapatra Jinanavin Co-Direct Thai-Animated Series Tokyo Override

Series to premiere on Netflix this year ― Netflix revealed the Tokyo Override animated series during its Next on Netflix: Animation presentation on Thursday. The work will debut on Netflix this year. Netflix also shared two first-look images of the series. Storyteller Yuske Fukada and Veerapatra Jinanavin (Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time CGI director) are directing the series at the Thai-base...
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Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film Reveals Japanese Dub Trailer, Cast Members

Hiroko Sakurai, Takaya Aoyagi join cast ― The staff for Ultraman: Rising, the upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film from the streaming service and Tsuburaya Productions, revealed the Japanese dub trailer and more cast members on Friday: The Japanese dub cast includes: Yuki Yamada as Ken Sato Fumiyo Kohinata as Professor Sato Akari Hayami as Ami Wakita Fumihiko Tachiki as Dr. Onda Ayumi Tsunemats...
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Transformers: Earthspark Animated Series Reveals Season 2 Trailer

Season two premieres on June 7 ― The Transformers Official YouTube channel began streaming a new trailer for the second season of the Transformers: Earthspark animated series on Monday. The second season premieres on Paramount+ on June 7. The show debuted exclusively on Paramount+ in the United States in November 2022, and debuted on Paramount+ and select Nickelodeon channels internationally. The ani...
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New Unoffical Laputa: Castle in the Sky CGI Short Streamed

Relive the magic of seeing the castle in the sky for the first time ― Studio Ghibli is known for its supreme quality of hand-drawn animation. With it comes beautiful and iconic imagery, from the forests in both Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke, the interior and exterior of the bathhouse in Spirited Away, to the ever so memorable introduction of the Cat Bus in My Neighbor Totor...

Dahlia in Bloom Staff, Ekachi Epilka Studio Respond to Report Claiming N. Korean Animators Worked on Anime

Dahlia in Bloom staff state they are investigating the situation ― The official X/Twitter account for the Dahlia in Bloom: Crafting a Fresh Start With Magical Tools anime and the official website for the Hokkaido-based anime studio Ekachi Epilka have both released statements, after the 38 North website posted a report on Monday claiming that North Korean animators worked on Dahlia in Bloom and an unn...
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Pokémon Launches monpoké Brand Internationally with YouTube Web Series

Web series introduces toddlers to Pokémon ― The Pokémon Company launched the Fun Times on monpoké Island web series internationally on YouTube on Tuesday as part of its global launch of the "monpoké" brand aimed at babies and toddlers. The first of six available episodes is below: The web series includes short videos intended for parents to introduce their children to the world of Pokémon. The series...
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Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film Premieres at Annecy on June 12

Film debuts at festival 2 days before June 14 streaming debut ― Netflix announced on Monday that Ultraman: Rising, the upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film from the streaming service and Tsuburaya Productions, will have its world premiere at this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 12, ahead of its June 14 streaming debut. The film will also have a "Making Of" panel feat...
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Transformers One Animated Prequel Film Streams New Trailer from Space (Updated)

Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry star in film on September 20 ― Paramount Pictures streamed on Thursday a new trailer for Transformers One, the new animated film prequel to the Transformers franchise, from space. The stream featured a nearly 1-hour countdown showing the trailer's screen attached to a craft ascending 125,000 feet above the Earth. Film stars Chris Hemsworth (Optimus Prime) and Brian ...

Sega's Golden Axe Game Gets 10-Episode Animated Series on Comedy Central

Matthew Rhys, Danny Pudi, Lisa Gilroy, Liam McIntyre, Carl Tart star in series based on 1989 game ― Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that it has ordered a 10-episode animated series based on Sega's Golden Axe video game series. The cast of the show includes Matthew Rhys as Gillius Thunderhead, Danny Pudi as Hampton Squib, Lisa Gilroy as Tyrus Flare, Liam McIntyre as Ax Battler, and Carl Tart as...
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Manga Productions, Toei Animation's Future's Folktales 2 Animated Series Debuts in 2024

Visual revealed at AnimeJapan 2024 ― The Manga Productions booth at AnimeJapan 2024 on Saturday revealed that Future Folktales 2, the second season of Manga Productions and Toei Animation's Future Folktales (Asatir: Mirai no Mukashibanashi or Asateer -- Future's Folktales) animated television series, will broadcast in Japan in 2024. The booth confirmed that Toei Animation is again involved in the pro...
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Netflix Reveals Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film's June 14 Premiere Date, Key Art

Film features "a mix of Japanese and western" cast including Christopher Sean, Gedde Watanabe, Tamlyn Tomita, Keone Young, Julia Harriman ― Netflix revealed on Thursday that Ultraman: Rising, it and Tsuburaya Productions' upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film, will premiere on June 14. The company revealed the key art for the film. Shannon Tindle (animator for Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings)...
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You Look Yummy! Japanese-Chinese Animated Children's Series to Broadcast in Japan

Series based on Tatsuya Miyanishi's Tyrannosaurus picture books won AEAF award in 2023 ― Poplar Publishing and bilibili's Japanese-Chinese 3DCG animated children's series You Look Yummy! (known as Tyranno ga Yattekuru! in Japan), based on Tatsuya Miyanishi's Tyrannosaurus series of picture books, will air on television in Japan. An official YouTube channel opened and streamed a commercial on Sunday: ...
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The Boy and the Heron Anime Film Wins 2 Awards at Annie Awards

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 also wins 2 awards; Suzume shut out ― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners of its 51st Annual Annie Awards on Saturday, and Hayao Miyazaki's latest feature film The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka) won two awards. Hayao Miyazaki won the award for Best Storyboarding for a feature film, and animation director Takeshi Ho...
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Toei Animation, Sonic the Hedgehog Designer Naoto Oshima Announce Hypergalactic CG Animated Film

David N. Weiss directs film starring Adam Devine, Elsie Fisher, J.K. Simmons, Sam Richardson ― Toei Animation announced on Tuesday a new CGI animated film by original Sonic the Hedgehog character designer Naoto Oshima titled Hypergalactic. Oshima is co-creating the story and characters with Joseph Chou (The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim). David N. Weiss (Shrek 2) is directing the film. T...
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Maboroshi, Kurayukaba Films Compete at 2nd Niigata Int'l Animation Film Festival

Film festival takes place from March 15-20 ― The Niigata International Animation Film Festival revealed its feature film competition lineup on Friday, which includes two Japanese films: Kurayukaba (pictured at right) and Maboroshi. Twelve total films will screen in competition at this year's festival. Netflix began streaming Mari Okada and MAPPA's original anime film Alice to Therese no Maboroshi Kōj...
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Godzilla Minus One, The Super Mario Bros. Movie Nominated for VES Awards, Golden Reel Awards (Updated)

Godzilla Minus One nominated for Outstanding Animated Character, Mario for Outstanding Effects Animations ― Update on February 21: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won the Outstanding Effects Animations in an Animated Feature at the VES Awards over The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won the Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature award over Godzilla Minu...
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Scott Pilgrim Takes Off Nominated for GLAAD Media Award (Updated)

Power Rangers Cosmic Fury, Transformers: EarthSpark also nominated ― Update on March 14: Fellow Travelers won for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series over Scott Pilgrim Takes Off. Additionally, Hailey's On It! won the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming or Film – Animated award over Transformers: EarthSpark. More winners will be announced on May 11. Update on May 11: Heartstopper won the Outsta...
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The Boy and the Heron, The Super Mario Bros. Movie Receive Nominations at Producers Guild Awards, More (Updated)

Also: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts nominated at Artios Awards, Godzilla Minus One nominated at Asian Film Awards ― Update on February 25: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won the award. Update on March 9: Barbie won the Zeitgeist Award at the 39th Artios Awards over Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The Producers Guild of America has nominated Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi...
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Voice Actor Kōtarō Nakamura Goes on Hiatus Due to Ill Health

Actor not returning to Dr. Eggman role in Sonic Prime season 3 ― The official Japanese Twitter account for the Sonic Prime animated series announced on Wednesday that Kōtarō Nakamura will not be able to voice the characters of Dr. Eggman, Mr. Dr. Eggman, and Dr. Done It in the show for its third season due to Nakamura's ill health leading to him going on a temporary hiatus. Mitsuaki Kanuka will voice...
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The Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror XXXIII' Episode Wins Creative Arts Emmy Award

DR Movie animated parody of Death Note manga, Stephen King's horror novel IT ― The 2022 Halloween episode "Treehouse of Horror XXXIII" won the Outstanding Animated Program category for The Simpsons series at the 2023 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday! This is it… Presenting the poster for Treehouse of Horror XXXIII — now with more horror than ever! pic.twitter.com/TGiVCTCMNQ— The Simpsons (@TheSimp...
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The Boy and the Heron, The Super Mario Bros. Movie Makes BAFTA Award Longlist

Both films make longlist for Best Animation; The Boy and the Heron makes longlist for Film Not in English Language ― The official website of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) announced the longlists for its 2023 film awards on Friday. The category of Best Animation includes Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, or literally How Do You Live?) film and The...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Remains #2 Top-Earning Film Worldwide, in U.S. in 2023

Film earns US$1,361,367,353 wordwide, US$574,934,330 in U.S. The Super Mario Bros. Movie ended the year as the #2 top-earning film worldwide and in the United States. The film now has a worldwide earning of US$1,361,367,353. It has earned US$574,934,330 in the U.S. Greta Gerwig's Barbie film surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie as the highest-earning film of 2023 in September, and has earned $1,44...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Nominated for CBS Family Film and TV Awards (Updated)

26th annual Family Film and TV Awards nominates title for Best Animated Family Film ― Update on January 28: Leo won the award over The Super Mario Bros. Movie. CBS' Family Film and TV Awards nominated The Super Mario Bros. Movie for Best Animated Family Film in its 26th annual awards. The film is nominated alongside Elemental, Leo, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Moves to Netflix on December 3

Film streamed first on Peacock on August 3 ― Netflix confirmed earlier this month that The Super Mario Bros. Movie will move onto its service on December 3. Variety had reported that under NBCUniversal and Netflix's exclusive agreement, the film will stop streaming on NBCUniversal's Peacock service in the United States on the same day. Peacock began streaming the film on August 3. The Vulture website...
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Netflix Streams English-Subtitled Trailer for My Daemon Animated Series

Series debuts on Netflix on November 23 ― Netflix unveiled an English-subtitled trailer for the My Daemon animated series on Thursday during its Geeked Week stream: Netflix will debut the series on November 23. Hidetaka Adachi aka Otsuichi (Exception, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Summer Ghost) is writing the animated series at the Thai animation studio Igloo Studio. Nat Yoswatananont...
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Netflix Unveils 1st Trailer for Ultraman: Rising CG Animated Film

Film premieres in 2024 ― Netflix began streaming the first English trailer on Thursday during its Geeked Week stream for Ultraman: Rising, it and Tsuburaya Productions' upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film: The film will premiere in 2024. Shannon Tindle (animator for Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings) is making his feature directorial debut with this film, with John Aoshima as co-director. Tsu...
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Berserk: The Black Swordsman Fan Animation Aspires to be Everything the 2016 Anime Wasn't

Project includes "adaptation of the stories that have been neglected of this medium" ― Online animation group Studio Eclypse announced in early October that its team has begun pre-production on a BERSERK: The Black Swordsman fan animation. The staff of the project expressly stated the animation will not include the "Golden Age arc" of Kentarou Miura's manga and will focus on "The Black Swordsman arc....
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Netflix Debuts My Daemon Animated Series on November 23

― Netflix revealed on Tuesday that it will debut the My Daemon animated series on November 23. Netflix revealed the below visual for the series. Hidetaka Adachi aka Otsuichi (Exception, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Summer Ghost) is writing the animated series at the Thai animation studio Igloo Studio. Nat Yoswatananont is directing the series. The series takes place in the near futu...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns Over 14 Billion Yen in Japan Following Additional MX4D/4DX Screenings

Film's revival MX4D/4Ds screenings continue in Japan past original end date ― Following The Super Mario Bros. Movie's revival MX4D and 4DX screenings, the film has now sold over 9.8 million tickets in Japan to earn over 14 billion yen (about US$93 million, below the previously reported US$100 million due to fluctuation in foreign exchange rates). The film's limited-time revival screenings started on ...
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Toei's Chinese Subsidiary Produces MogMog Planet Game's Animated Series

Kaiju Step's Ryōsuke Aoike directs net short series ― Toei Animation's Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai is producing a new animated series of shorts titled MogMog Planet, based on the mobile puzzle game of the same name. The show premiered in China on social media platforms on September 1 and in Japan on YouTube on October 4. The show takes place in the not-so-distant-future on earth, and follows anima...
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Castlevania: Nocturne Animated Spinoff Series Gets 2nd Season

Announcement video streamed ― Netflix began streaming a video on Friday that announces that Castlevania: Nocturne, the spinoff series of Frederator Studios' Castlevania animated show, is getting a second season: The series premiered on September 28. The new series stars Richter Belmont (a descendant of the original show's protagonists Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard. The series is set in France du...

Netflix Streams Trailer for Devil May Cry Animated Series

Castlevania's Adi Shankar produces series based on Capcom's game franchise ― Netflix unveiled during its Drop 01 event on Wednesday an official announcement trailer for the animated series based on Capcom's Devil May Cry game franchise: Producer Adi Shankar (Castlevania) and Alex Larsen (Yasuke) have completed writing the scripts for the first season of the series as of November 2021. The series will...
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Toei Animation, Sunlight Entertainment Reveal ELEMON Animated 'Edutainment' Series

Poeyama directs new animated "edutainment" series with 1st episode available now ― Toei Animation and Sunlight Entertainment announced on Thursday a new animated "edutainment" series titled ELEMON, featuring the voice of Ryan Kaji, the YouTube kid phenomenon from "Ryan's World." The first episode of the series is available below. Sunlight Entertainment, the production studio owned by the Kaji family ...

Castlevania: Nocturne Animated Spinoff Series Unveils Main Trailer

Series premieres on September 28 with world premiere livestream on September 27 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday the main trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne, the spinoff series of Frederator Studios' Castlevania animated show: There will be a world premiere livestream on September 27 at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Twitch and Tudum. The series will premiere on September 28. The new series will star Richter ...
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Long-Lost Japan-Set Disney Short Film The Flower Resumes Production, Includes Japanese Staff

Japan-based animators Wenrui Huang, Simin Huang; calligraphy artist Hiromi Hasegawa join staff ― Director and Disney veteran crew member Andrew Simmons is resuming the production of a long-lost Disney short film set in Japan titled The Flower. He is including several Japanese staff in the production, such as calligraphy artist Hiromi Hasegawa (Under the Dog). The short film is slated for release in e...
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Barbie Surpasses The Super Mario Bros. Movie to Become #1 2023 Film Worldwide

Barbie surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie in N. America on August 24 ― Entertainment news source Variety confirmed on Saturday that Greta Gerwig's Barbie film has earned US$1.36 billion at the global box office, surpassing The Super Mario Bros. Movie as the highest-earning film of 2023 so far worldwide. Barbie surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie as the highest-earning film of 2023 so far in Nort...

Barbie Surpasses The Super Mario Bros. Movie as Highest-Earning 2023 Film in N. America

Barbie is close to surpassing The Super Mario Bros. Movie's worldwide earnings of US$1,359,052,753 ― Entertainment news website Variety reported on Thursday that Greta Gerwig's live-action Barbie film has surpassed The Super Mario Bros. Movie in North America as the highest-earning film of 2023. According to Box Office Mojo, the film has earned US$581,701,242 in the United States, surpassing The Supe...
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Legendary, Warner Bros. Delay Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Films

Companies change upcoming movie schedule due to ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike ― Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. revealed on Thursday that they have delayed the Godzilla vs. Kong film sequel Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire from March 15, 2024 to April 12, 2024. The delay is due to the two companies delaying the Dune: Part Two film from November 3 to March 15, 2024 due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA stri...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns US$100 Million in Japan

Film overtakes Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine in Japan's all-time highest-grossing films ranking ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned over US$100 million (about 13.74 billion yen) in Japan, overtaking Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Submarine), the 26th film in the Detective Conan franchise, as the highest-earning...
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Pokémon Trading Card Game Inspires New 'Pokémon: Path to the Peak' Short Animated Series

Series premieres globally on YouTube on August 11 ― The Pokémon Presents livestream announced on Tuesday that the Pokémon franchise is getting a new short animated series titled "Pokémon: Path to the Peak" that will premiere globally on YouTube on August 11. The series is based on the Pokémon Trading Card Game and follows Ava and her partner Pokémon Oddish. The introduction and trailer begin at 3:58 ...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Ties with New Detective Conan Movie as Highest-Earning Film in Japan to Open in 2023 So Far

Film has earned 13.53 billion yen in Japan The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned a cumulative total of 13.53 billion yen (about US$94.9 million) in Japan. It is now tied with Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine (Iron Submarine), the 26th film in the Detective Conan franchise, as the country's highest-earning film to open in 2023 so far. Although other anime films such as The First Slam Dunk and...
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Sega Unveils 'Sonic & Friends' 3D Animated Shorts on TikTok

Shorts feature chibi Sonic the Hedgehog characters ― Sega began streaming a teaser video on TikTok for new animated shorts titled "Sonic & Friends" based on its Sonic the Hedgehog franchise on Monday. The 3DCG shorts feature Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, as well as their nemesis Dr. Eggman as chibi characters. Sonic Prime, Wild Brain Studios' 3D animated series, debuted last December with one 40-m...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Streams on Peacock

Movie began streaming on Thursday ― NBCUniversal's Peacock service began streaming The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Thursday. The film opened in the U.S. and in over 60 markets worldwide on April 5. The film now has a worldwide earning of US$1,350,540,590. The film has been the highest-grossing film of 2023 worldwide. The film is also the highest-earning video game adaptation in history. The film is th...
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Nintendo Switch Console Sales Reach 129.53 Million Worldwide

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sells 18.51 million copies; The Super Mario Bros. Movie sells 168.10 million tickets ― Nintendo announced its results for the first quarter of its current fiscal year on Thursday, revealing that its Switch console has sold 129.53 million units as of June 30. Sales of the console were up by 13.9% compared to the first quarter of last year, selling 3.91 million units in the ...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Becomes 2nd Highest-Earning Foreign-Animated Film in Japan

Film has earned 13.39 billion yen in Japan The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned a cumulative total of 13.39 billion yen (about US$94.1 million), surpassing Disney's Frozen 2 at 13.37 billion yen (about US$94.0 million) to become the second highest-earning foreign-animated film in Japan. The first Frozen film ranks above The Super Mario Bros. Movie with box office earnings of 25.5 billion yen (abo...
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Castlevania: Nocturne Spinoff Series Premieres on September 28

Visual unveiled, trailer streams on Wednesday ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that Castlevania: Nocturne, the spinoff series of Frederator Studios' Castlevania animated series, will premiere on September 28. The company unveiled a visual featuring Richter Belmont, and it will stream a teaser trailer on Wednesday. The new series will star Richter Belmont (a descendant of the original show's protagoni...

Castlevania: Nocturne Animated Spinoff Series Unveils Teaser Trailer

Series premieres on September 28 ― Netflix began streaming on Thursday a teaser trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne, the spinoff series of Frederator Studios' Castlevania animated series: The series will premiere on September 28. The new series will star Richter Belmont (a descendant of the original show's protagonists Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard. The series will be set in France during the Fren...
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Transformers: Earthspark Animated Series Streams Trailer for Season Finale

Paramount Plus began streaming a trailer for the season finale of the Transformers: Earthspark animated series on Friday. The season finale comprising multiple episodes will stream on July 28. The 💥 bots 💥 are 💥 BACK 💥 Transformers: #EarthSpark epic season finale streaming July 28 on #ParamountPlus. pic.twitter.com/Bd5C4mcXEv— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) July 21, 2023 The show debuted exclusively ...
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All Night Arcade Animated Show Launches on TikTok

555 Comic stream trailer for animated show based on Magodesu, Benjamin Koji Watanabe, Mikey Moore's manga ― 555 Comic announced on Saturday that it will launch its animated show based on Mago (a.k.a. Magodesu, Space Patrol Luluco character designer), Benjamin Koji Watanabe, and Mikey Moore's All Night Arcade manga on TikTok. Episodes will stream for free. The cast for the show includes: Jenny Yokobor...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns 12.8 Billion Yen in Japan

Film has earned worldwide total of US$1.34 billion The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned a cumulative total of 12.8 billion yen (about US$90.5 million), and sold 8.98 million tickets in Japan as of Monday. The film dropped from #4 to #5 in its 11th weekend at the Japanese box office. The film opened in Japan on April 28, and it sold 1.276 million tickets and earned 1.843 billion yen (about US$13.5...
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Pokémon Concierge Stop-Motion Animated Series Premieres on Netflix in December

Non voices protagonist Haru, Iku Ogawa directs series ― Netflix revealed at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that Pokémon Concierge, a new stop-motion animated series for the Pokémon franchise, will debut in December. Netflix also revealed a video featuring actress Non, who is voicing the protagonist Haru, visiting the stop-motion set. dwarf studios (Rilakkuma and Kaoru) is producing the series. ...
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Sonic Prime 3D Animated Series Streams New Episode Trailer

Also: 2013 Sonic Dash endless runner mobile game launches on Netflix under title Sonic Prime Dash ― The YouTube channel for Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise began streaming a new episode trailer for Sonic Prime, Wild Brain Studios' 3D animated series, on Friday. Sega also announced on Sonic Central that Sega and Hardlight's 2013 Sonic Dash endless runner mobile game will launch on Netflix under th...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Is Now #5 Overseas Animated Film in Japan

Film has earned over 10.3 billion yen in Japan The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned a cumulative total of 10,333,589,920 yen (about US$73.86 million) in Japan as of Thursday, making it the #5 highest-grossing overseas animated film in Japan. The animated films above The Super Mario Bros. Movie are Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo, Frozen 2, and Frozen. The movie is also now the #18 highest-grossing anim...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns US$1.29 Billion to Surpass Frozen (Updated)

Super Mario is now #3 all-time animated film if 2019's Lion King counts, #2 if not ― The Numbers website reported on Tuesday that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned a worldwide box office of US$1,288,321,030, surpassing Disney's Frozen film's US$1,284,540,518. It is now the #3 all-time highest-earning animated film worldwide if Disney's 2019 CG film The Lion King is counted as animated, or #2 if ...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Tops 10 Billion Yen in Japan

Film has earned worldwide total of US$1.27 billion The Super Mario Bros. Movie has sold 7 million tickets to earn more than 10 billion yen (about US$71.20 million) in Japan as of Sunday, May 28, its 31st day in the Japanese box office. The film is the fastest foreign-animated film to earn more than 10 billion yen in Japan. The film has earned a worldwide total of US$1,278,766,975. The film sold 1.2...
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Transformers One Animated Prequel Film Delayed to September 2024

Film delayed from July 19, 2024 to September 13, 2024 ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Wednesday that the premiere of Transformers One, the new animated film prequel to the Transformers franchise, will be delayed to September 13, 2024. The film was first announced to premiere on July 19, 2024. Transformers One will center on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron, and wi...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Becomes #3 Animated Film of All-Time Globally

Film earns estimated US$16,531,705, stays at #2 in its 7th weekend in the U.S. box office ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Sunday that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has entered the top 3 list of all-time animated films worldwide, ranking ahead of The Incredibles 2. Box Office Mojo listed that the film earned an estimated US$16,531,705, and stayed at #2 in its seventh weekend in the U.S...
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Sonic Prime 3D Animated Series Returns on July 13

Series debuted on Netflix on December 15 ― The official Twitter account for Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise revealed on Wednesday that Sonic Prime, Wild Brain Studios' 3D animated series, will return on July 13. Sonic Prime debuted on December 15 with one 40-minute episode and seven 20-minute episodes. While WildBrain Ltd.'s Vancouver studio had originally announced that it would animate 24 episo...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Enters Top 5 All-Time Animated Films Globally

Film earns US$535.9 Million in U.S., $1.2 Billion Worldwide ― Box Office Mojo and entertainment news website Variety reported on Sunday that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned an estimated US$13 million, and stayed at #2 in its sixth weekend in the U.S. box office. As Box Office Mojo lists the film with a current worldwide gross of US$1,210,450,015, the movie has entered the top 5 list of all-tim...
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Crunchyroll Streams Bastions Korean Animated Superhero Show With BTS Songs

BTS, other K-pop groups provide music ― Here's a show for all the K-pop stans out there! Crunchyroll began streaming the Bastions Korean 3D animated superhero series on Saturday. The series is streaming worldwide, excluding China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, and South Korea. Notably, the series features music by the popular Korean boy group BTS, as well as the girl group Le Sserafim and si...
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This Week in Anime - Donghua Keeps Getting Better

Anime industry insiders predict that Chinese animation will overtake Japan in the future, but does it have to be a competition? Let's take this opportunity to simply appreciate some cool donghua. ― Anime industry insiders predict that Chinese animation will overtake Japan in the future, but does it have to be a competition? Let's take this opportunity to simply appreciate some cool donghua. These se...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns More Than US$500 Million in the U.S.

Film becomes 1 of only 19 films to earn US$500 million in U.S. box office ― The Box Office Mojo and The Numbers websites list The Super Mario Bros. Movie with estimated earnings of US$518 million in the United States as of Sunday, May 7 (Box Office Mojo lists the film with an estimated US$518,127,705, while The Numbers has an estimated US$518,128,000). The film officially passed the US$500 million ma...
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Super Mario Bros. Movie Camrip Gets Over 9 Million Views Through Unauthorized Twitter Upload

Twitter Blue subscriber uploaded film across 2 parts, was accessible for at least 7 hours ― A full-length camrip of The Super Mario Bros. Movie received over nine million views on Twitter before finally being taken offline, Forbes reported last Sunday. (Note that this number does not represent the total number of users who watched the film in its entirety; Twitter defines a video view as "watched in ...
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Kenji Kamiyama's The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Debuts at Annecy in June 2023

Film opens in cinemas on April 12, 2024 ― Producer Jason DeMarco confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, the new feature film by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Eden of the East), will make its debut at France's Annecy Festival in June 2023. The film will open in cinemas on April 12, 2024. Brian Cox will...

Paramount Reveals Title, Cast, July 2024 Premiere for Animated Prequel Film, Trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Film

Transformers One stars Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key ― Paramount Animation and Hasbro's eOne studio announced on Thursday that the new animated film prequel to the Transformers franchise will be titled Transformers One, and it will premiere on July 19, 2024. The companies announced the cast. Paramount Pictures also debuted a new trailer for Transformers: R...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Gets Screenings in Japanese in N. America

Screenings start on April 28, same day film opens in Japan ― The official Twitter account for The Super Mario Bros. Movie announced on Tuesday that the film will get special screenings in Japanese in North American theaters, for a limited time starting on April 28, the same day it opens in Japan. Theaters are listing that the film is screening with no English subtitles. The film will screen in Japane...
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Tsuburaya Productions, Netflix's Ultraman CG Animated Film Premieres in 2024

Coraline animator Shannon Tindle directs film ― Netflix announced on Tuesday that it and Tsuburaya Productions' upcoming Ultraman CG animated feature film will premiere in 2024. Shannon Tindle (animator for Coraline, Kubo and the Two Strings) is making his feature directorial debut with this film, with John Aoshima as co-director. Tsuburaya Productions and Industrial Light and Magic are credited as t...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns Estimated US$434 Million in U.S., US$871 Million Worldwide

Film earns estimated US$58.2 million, stays at #1 in 3rd U.S. weekend ― The Box Office Mojo website reported on Sunday that it is estimating The Super Mario Bros. Movie with third-weekend earnings of US$58,230,000 in the United States. The film earned an estimated US$14,200,000 on Friday, US$25,900,000 on Saturday, and US$18,130,000 on Sunday. The film's estimated total cumulative earnings in the Uni...
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Nintendo Changes Name of Character in Japanese Version of Super Mario Bros. Movie

"Blackie" from Wrecking Crew NES game will be named "Spike" to match U.S. version ― Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account announced on Thursday that the company is changing the name of the character "Blackie" from the Wrecking Crew NES game to "Spike" to match the U.S. version. Notably, the character plays a key role in The Super Mario Bros. Movie film, which the Japanese name change will also apply to...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns Estimated $347,823,700 in U.S.

Film earns estimated US$87 million in 2nd U.S. weekend ― The Box Office Mojo website reported on Sunday that it is estimating The Super Mario Bros. Movie with second-weekend earnings of US$87 million in the United States. The film earned US$22,650,000 on Friday, and US$39,150,000 on Saturday, with an estimated US$25,200,000 on Sunday. The film's estimated total cumulative earnings in the United State...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns Over US$500 Million Worldwide to Become Highest-Grossing Film of 2023

Film earned US$260.3 million in U.S., US$248.4 million internationally ― Entertainment news website Deadline reported on Friday that The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned about US$508.7 million around the world, making it the current highest-grossing film of 2023 worldwide. The film has earned US$260.3 million in the U.S. and US$248.4 million internationally. The film has passed Demon Slayer: Kimets...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Earns Estimated US$26 Million in U.S. on Opening Day (Updated)

Film also earns US$7.95 million in Asia Pacific region ― The entertainment industry news source Deadline reported on Wednesday that the The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film has earned an estimated US$26 million in its opening day in the United States (not including Tuesday preview screenings), and an estimated US$7.95 million in the Asia Pacific market (including sneak preview screenings). Updat...
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Aniplex, bilibili Launch 'To Be Hero X' Animated Project

Director Li Haolin returns from previous 2 To Be Hero series ― The Chinese streaming service bilibili and the Japanese production company Aniplex announced on Saturday that they are collaborating on the animated project To Be Hero X. Li Haolin is directing the animation at BeDream, which is also presenting the project with bilibili and Aniplex. Emon Animation Company's original 12-episode To Be Hero ...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Opens 2 Days Earlier on April 5

Film originally scheduled for April 7 ― The official Twitter account for Illumination and Nintendo's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film announced on Tuesday that the film will open in the U.S. and in over 60 markets worldwide two days earlier, on April 5 instead of its originally scheduled April 7 date. The film will open on April 28 in Japan, after a delay. The film was previously slated to o...

Oni: Thunder Gods Tale Animated Series Wins 2 Annie Awards

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On take top awards ― The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced the winners of its 50th Annual Annie Awards on Saturday. California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series received awards for Best TV/Media – Limited Series and Best Production Design - TV/Media. The show also received no...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie Streams 'Super Mario Bros. Plumbing Commercial' Video

Super Mario Bros. Plumbing website goes live ― Illumination started streaming a new promotional video for its and Nintendo's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film on Sunday. The video is a retro-themed television commercial for the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing company, complete with contact details and its website www.smbplumbing.com. The film will open on April 7 in North America and April 28 in J...
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Ballmasterz: Rubicon Special's Trailer Previews Animation by Akira Animation Director Takashi Nakamura, Studio 4°C

Special for Ballmasterz: 9009 animated series premieres on February 20 ― Adult Swim began streaming on Wednesday a trailer for Ballmastrz: Rubicon, an animated special for the Ballmastrz: 9009 series, with animation director Takashi Nakamura (Akira animation director and character designer, Fantastic Children, Robot Carnival, Yatterman) and Studio 4°C (Detroit Metal City, Mind Game, Tekkon Kinkreet)....
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Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Debuts on May 4 with Shorts from Animation Studios Around the World

Japan-based, American-run animation studio D'Art Shtajio to contribute 1 short ― The official website for the Star Wars franchise announced on Thursday that Volume 2 of the Star Wars: Visions project will debut on Disney+ on May 4 (Star Wars Day). Volume 2 will feature nine new animated shorts. Unlike the first anthology, which consisted of nine shorts from Japanese creators and anime studios, the se...
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The Super Mario Bros. Movie's Clip Highlights Mushroom Kingdom

Film opens in N. America on April 7, in Japan on April 28 ― The Game Awards 2022 event on Thursday unveiled a new clip from Nintendo and Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film. The clip shows Mario and Toad traveling through the Mushroom Kingdom. The film will open on April 7 in North America and April 28 in Japan, after a delay. The film was previously slated to open on December 21...
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Hello Kitty: Super Style! 3D Animated Series Premieres on December 7

Series debuts in U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan on Amazon Kids+ ― Distributor Kids First announced on Monday that the Hello Kitty: Super Style! 3D animated series for Sanrio's Hello Kitty franchise will premiere on December 7. The series will debut in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Japan on Amazon Kids+. The series will then debut in Germany in 2023. Amazon Kids+ is streaming a trailer...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Animated Film's 2nd Trailer Previews Peach, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Mario Kart

Film opens on April 7 in N. America ― The Nintendo Direct livestream began streaming the second new trailer for Nintendo and Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film on Tuesday. The video features Peach, Luigi, Donkey Kong, and Toads. It also shows teases of Cranky Kong and Yoshi, among other characters. The "Nintendo Direct" portion begins in the video below at 29:46, and it includes...
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Sonic Prime 3D Animated Series' Trailer Previews Story, Characters from New Universe

New visual unveiled for series debuting on December 15 ― Netflix unveiled on Thursday a new trailer and visual for Sonic Prime, Wild Brain Studios' new 3D animated series based on Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The video previews the story and characters from another universe: Sonic Prime will debut on December 15 with one 40-minute episode and seven 20-minute episodes. While WildBrain Ltd.'s V...
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'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman' French Animated Film Based on Haruki Murakami Stories Unveils Trailer

Film opens in France in March 2023 ― French film distributor Gebeka Films began streaming a new trailer on Monday for Saules aveugles, femme endormie (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman), a French animated film based on Japanese author Haruki Murakami's short stories. The trailer reveals the film's March 22, 2023 opening date in France. The film screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival ...
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Sonic Prime 3D Animated Series Debuts on December 15

Character posters unveiled for Netflix show ― Wild Brain Studios announced on Thursday that Sonic Prime, its new 3D animated series based on Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, will debut on Netflix on December 15. The studio's official Twitter account also unveiled character posters: IMG IMG sonic-prime-tails.jpg IMG sonic-prime-amy.jpg IMG sonic-prime-big.jpg IMG sonic-prime-eggman.jpg IMG sonic-p...
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A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized Animated Series' Japanese Dub Video Reveals Main Cast

Houchu Ohtsuka, Aoi Yuki voice main duo in January 2023 Japanese dub ― The official Japanese website for the animated adaptation of Kaisei Enomoto's Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iware Naki Jaryū Nintei (A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized) novel series began streaming a promotional video for the Japanese-dubbed version of the series on Friday. The dub reveals the series...
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Transformers: Earthspark Animated Series Reveals New Trailer

New trailer reveals show's November 11 exclusive premiere on Paramount+ ― Nickelodeon revealed a new trailer for the Transformers: Earthspark animated series at a panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday. Calling Megatron “Megs” in our new Transformers trailer feels like a bold move 👀 Transformers: #EarthSpark premieres this Nov on @paramountplus pic.twitter.com/EDGziyRamY— Nickel🎃deon (@Nickelodeon) O...
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Oni: Thunder God's Tale Animated Show Reveals Japanese Cast

Ryoko Shiraishi, Satomi Arai, Miyuki Sawashiro, more star in Japanese dub ― Netflix revealed the cast for the Japanese dub of California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series on Friday. The cast includes: (Top row, left to right in image above) Reina Ueda as Amaten Yasuhiro Mamiya as Fūtarō Craig Robinson as Naridon Ryoko Shiraishi as Onari Satomi Arai as Kappa Kazuhi...

Nintendo Unveils The Super Mario Bros. Movie Animated Film's Trailer

Movie opens on April 17 in N. America ― Nintendo unveiled on Thursday during New York Comic Con and in a Nintendo Direct livestream the world premiere trailer for it and Illumination's The Super Mario Bros. Movie animated film (presentation starts at 34:40 below, trailer starts at 39:19 below): The Nintendo Direct also included video messages from Super Mario Bros. creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Illumina...
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Oni: Thunder God's Tale Animated Show's Trailer Streamed

Tonko House's 4-episode CGI series debuts on October 21 ― Netflix began streaming a trailer for California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series on Thursday. The four-episode series will debut on October 21. The Animation Is Film Festival will host the theatrical world premiere of the series on October 22. Oni: Thunder God's Tale will star: Momona Tamada, Archie Yates...
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Oni: Thunder God's Tale Animated Show Releases on Netflix on October 21

Tonko House's CGI series features scripts by Mari Okada ― Netflix announced on Wednesday that the California-based studio Tonko House's Oni: Thunder God's Tale CGI animated series will debut on October 21. Oni: Thunder God's Tale will star: Momona Tamada, Archie Yates, Craig Robinson, Tantoo Cardinal, Brittany Ishibashi, Omar Miller, Anna Akana, Charlet Takahashi Chung, Miyuki Sawashiro, Yuki Matsuza...
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Netflix Reveals My Daemon Animated Series from Writer Hidetaka Adachi

Thai studio Igloo Studio animates series ― The Netflix Tudum Japan livestream event on Sunday revealed a new animated series titled My Daemon (Boku no Daemon). Hidetaka Adachi aka Otsuichi (Exception, Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror, Summer Ghost) is writing the animated series at the Thai animation studio Igloo Studio. Nat Yoswatananont is directing the series. The series takes place in...
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Sonic Prime 3D Animated Series Streams Teaser

Show debuts in winter 2022 with 8 episodes ― Netflix began streaming on Tuesday a teaser video for Sonic Prime, a new 3D animated series based on Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The video features Sonic, Shadow, Big the Cat, and Eggman: The show will debut in winter 2022 with one 40-minute episode and seven 20-minute episodes. WildBrain Ltd.'s Vancouver studio will animate 24 episodes in total. ...
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Sky: Children of the Light Game's Animation Project Unveils Teaser

Project unveiled in March earlier this year ― thatgamecompany unveiled a new teaser trailer for the animated project for its Sky: Children of the Light game on Friday. thatgamecompany has not yet revealed which studio is animating the project. thatgamecompany (Journey, Flower, Flow) released Sky: Children of the Light for iOS in July 2019 and for Android in April 2020. The game then released for Nint...
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A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized Animated Series' Japanese Dub Premieres in January 2023

Chinese-animated adaptation of Japanese novel series debuted on Bilibili on July 30 ― Kadokawa announced on Friday that the Japanese-dubbed version of the animated adaptation of Kaisei Enomoto's Yowai 5000-nen no Sōshoku Dragon, Iware Naki Jaryū Nintei (A Herbivorous Dragon of 5,000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized) novel series will premiere in January 2023. The novels center on a harmless vegetarian...

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