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Discotek Adds Hols, Prince of the Sun Film, Sherlock Hound TV Anime

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Isao Takahata's directorial debut film originally released in 1968

North American distributor Discotek Media announced on Wednesday that it will release Isao Takahata's directiorial debut film Hols, Prince of the Sun (Little Norse Prince Valiant) in December. The company will reveal details at a later date, and the cover image pictured at right is not final.

The company also revealed that it will release the 1984 Sherlock Hound television anime series in a complete collection on September 30 on DVD with the English dub and the Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Toei Animation released Hols, Prince of the Sun in 1968. Hayao Miyazaki served as concept artist and scene designer. MGM released the film in English-dubbed form, which is currently streaming on Netflix and Hulu.

Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away, Ponyo) and director Kyōsuke Mikuriya (Lupin III: Part II, Ulysses 31) oversaw Sherlock Hound, which re-imagines Sir Authur Conan Doyle's brilliant detective and the rest of England as canine characters. Geneon Entertainment previously released the series on DVD in 2002, and TMS previously streamed the series in English on YouTube.

Discotek Media also noted that it will release Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie film on DVD on September 30 with both the Japanese and English audio tracks. The company will release the film on Blu-ray Disc later this year.

Discotek will also release the complete Megaman television series on DVD on September 30.

The company also revealed the following releases for August 26:

Lastly, the company revealed that it will reissue the Lupin the 3rd: Complete First Series Collection on May 27. The new edition will contain episodes 1-23 and the regular pilot film.

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