Sony to Release Madhouse's Marvel Hero Anime Worldwide
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Int'l Product Expansion Group signs deals
The Variety entertainment trade news source confirms that Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has agreed to globally distribute the four series that the Madhouse anime studio is producing with "re-imagined" characters from Marvel Comics. The company created a new International Product Expansion Group that signed the deals. Vice President Tony Ishizuka has been assigned to lead the new group with Maxwell Mattord as a director. Marvel revealed in August that the first of the 12-episode series with Marvel's Iron Man and Wolverine characters is launching on Sony's Animax premium anime channel in Japan in Spring 2010.