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Former Manga Ent. CEO Launches New Animation Licensing Company

Marvin Gleicher, co-founder and former CEO of Worldwide Operations for Manga Ent., has launched Marvin Media to develop, produce and license animated films to the international marketplace.

Gleicher joins Japanese animation director Keiichi Sato (KARAS, WOLF’S RAIN, THE BIG-O, GIANT ROBO), screenwriter: Manabu Ishikawa (FULL METAL ALCHEMIST, MO NO NO KE), Hisashi Oguchi (Bells & Whistles/ Tokyo) as producer for FLOATING MOON, an original environmentally-aware sci-fi feature based on Paul Kanter's story, due early 2010.

For Island Def Jam Music Group, Gleicher is producing an animated TV comedy HIGH DEF (26x30) due late 2009.

Gleicher will attend this October’s MIPCOM to license these two properties and looking for additional properties to produce.

In 1994, Gleicher co-founded Manga Ent. and was responsible for acquisitions, production, marketing, television, home entertainment and establishing distribution in both domestic and international markets as well as overseeing the Chicago, Tokyo, L.A., New York, and London offices. Some of the films he was responsible for were the original GHOST IN THE SHELL feature film, NINJA SCROLL, BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE and the original ASTRO BOY color TV series.