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Animated Features Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Return to the Big Screen

Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory and Park Circus team up to bring the highly acclaimed stop-motion movies back to theaters; screenings will also feature exclusive bonus 'making of' content.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Returning to Hollywood October 22-24

AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Business Headline News

New Anime Slate Launches on Tubi

Content deal with Shout! Factory brings popular anime features to the streaming platform including ‘Millennium Actress,’ ‘Liz and the Blue Bird,’ and ‘Penguin Highway; award-winning ‘In This Corner of the World’ will join the line-up in 2022.

Business Headline News

Shout! Factory and LAIKA Ink US Distribution Deal

Studio’s award-winning stop-motion / CG animated films ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline’ will head to small screens nationwide; new bonus content, collectible packaging, and specialty releases will be announced in the coming months.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’ and ‘Whisper of the Heart’ SteelBook Release Set

‘Spirited Away;’ ‘Castle in the Sky;’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service;’ ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind;’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro;’ and others.

Business Headline News

Shout! Studios Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal for ‘Dreambuilders’ Feature

Company snags North American rights to release the CGI animated family film across all major entertainment platforms and in all packaged media.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

‘Lupin III: The First’ Bridges the 2D-3D Gap Between Eastern and Western Animation

Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi share their efforts, with support from the franchise’s late creator, Monkey Punch, to respectfully depict iconic 2D anime characters in the 3D/CG style more familiar to international audiences.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

Dr. God Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hell Den’ Returns to TZGZ with More Animated Sketch Comedy Mayhem

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:40am

Dr. God comedy troupe member and series showrunner Neil Garguilo talks about the ‘fun’ trouble he and his creative partners get into in Season 2 of their uniquely warped show.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Bring ‘Lupin III: The First’ Home in Time for Christmas - Available on Digital Dec 15

The iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature coming to Blu-ray + DVD combo pack January 12, 2021.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Wonderland,’ Now Available on Blu-ray DVD and Digital Download

From Eleven Arts and Shout! Factory, the anime adventure has been released today on digital download, On Demand, Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and as a standalone DVD; bonus content includes featurette ‘Mayu Matsuoka’s Amazing Adventure,’ and ‘Our Wonderland,’ an interview with the cast and crew.

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

Watch Special Unboxing! Headline News

‘B: The Beginning Season One’ Available on Blu-Ray and Digital October 6

‘The Ultimate Collection’ limited edition also being released features 160-page hardback series bible, soundtrack CD, special portfolio and the pilot film that inspired the series; watch the trailer and unboxing videos now!

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Promare’: Hiroyuki Imaishi and Hiromi Wakabayashi’s Vivid Depiction of Racism and Unity

The director and producer of the electrifying, high energy anime feature tackle segregation, cruelty, and protest against injustice in a future society forged by the collision of fire and ice.  

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ on Blu-ray DVD and Digital November 10

Cartoonist Brecht Evens, and background artists Gine Thortensin and Sara Mazetti, along with a team of animators in France, Romania and Belgium, help director Anca Damian create a bold and moving viewing experience.   

SVOD

‘Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna’ Arrives on Digital September 29

Toei Animation and Shout! Factory also releasing long-awaited animated feature on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack October 6; release features all new English dub.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Makoto Sinkai’s ‘Weathering With You’ Coming to Digital August 4

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook releases coming September 15; limited-edition collector's set being released in November.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Bringing Remastered ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Home June 2

Now available on digital, pre-orders being taken for Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, with first-time English dub and bonus features, plus limited edition lithograph while supplies last.   

SVOD Headline News

Satoshi Kon’s ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Debuts May 19 on Digital

Restored and remastered from 4K transfer, late director’s tale of the mystery surrounding an abandoned child will also be available June 2 on Blue-ray and DVD combo pack with special bonus features.

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