'Rick and Morty: The Anime' Trailer Released, Date Announced
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by Chris Perkins
2d ago
Rick and Morty is coming back- but not like you've ever seen it before. Arriving before the release of the next regular season is Rick and Morty: The Anime. Directed by Takashi Sano (Tower Of God), the Japanese-made series takes our heroes on a brand new intergalactic adventure. The English language version is set to premiere on August 15 at midnight on Adult Swim, with the Japanese language version set to follow on August 17 at midnight as part of Adult Swim's Toonami block. As previously announced the Rickmobile and Mortymobile will embark on an ANIME-rican tour to promote the anime ..read more
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Ottawa International Animation Festival Reveals Short Film Selection
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by Chris Perkins
3d ago
The Ottawa International Animation Festival is among the most prestigious festivals any animator can hope to be selected for. Animators across the world submit their films to be considered for the Canadian festival. OIAF has already announced their Young Auudience, Series and Feature Selection. Now they have announced their short film selection. A total of 2308 films were submitted for this year's festival, of which 69 films were selected. In addition to the previously announced Young Audience and Teen Audience selection, the short films are divided into Commisioned, Narrative, Non-Narrative ..read more
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Shrek 5 Confirmed For 2026
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by Chris Perkins
4d ago
Sometimes movie news comes seemingly out of nowhere. Other times it has been heavily speculated on beforehand. Other times it gets accidentally announced by one of its stars as happened with Shrek 5 and Eddie Murphy. Recently, while promoting Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, Murphy let slip that he had been recording for a fifth Shrek movie and that a Donkey spin-off would follow. For their part, Dreamworks Animation kept schtum and neither confirmed or denied. Until now, when they have released a short video clip announcing the film and its release date. It's now official- Shrek 5 will be re ..read more
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Crunchyroll Reveal New Titles At Anime Expo
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by Chris Perkins
5d ago
The July 4th weekend has an extra special significance for American anime fans. The weekend is also traditionally Anime Expo, the US's largest anime convention, held annually in Los Angeles. The biggest names in anime were there to preview their upcoming wares. Among them was of course Crunchyroll who took to the stage in their regular industry panel. Newly revealed titles included the second season of hit sports anime Blue Lock, Fire Force Season 3,  Natsume's Book of Friends and Dr Stone Science Future. OCTOBER 2024 BLUE LOCK Season 2 [Season 1 Synopsis] Japan’s d ..read more
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Out This Week: The Boy and The Heron, School Live and More
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by Chris Perkins
6d ago
  Welcome to this week's Out This Week. This week's releases are heaed up by undoubtedly the biggest anime release of the yeat- Hayao Miyazaki's The Boy and The Heron. Not only is it Miyazaki's first film for a decade, but it is also the first Studio Ghibli film to be released on 4K UHD. More anime is also released, with the latest volume of One Piece joined by School Live, the slice-of-life meets the living dead series. New in the UK this week is the Collector's Edition of sci-fi series Babylon. UK Releases For July 8, 2024 Babylon Collector's Edition (Anime Ltd.,15) "Everything c ..read more
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Fantasia Reveals Final Animated Titles
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by Chris Perkins
1w ago
 Fantasia International Fim Festival is not dedicated to animation- it runs the full gamut of genre cinema. However, it does have a long association with animation, and annually awards the Satoshi Kon Award for animation. It tends to have a decent selection of animated films every year- and 2024 looks no different. This year Fantasia has already revealed an exciting slate of animation including Mononoke The Movie and The Missing. Now they have announced their third and final wave of titles, including several that are part of the Animation Plus strand. Umbrella Fairy is a high-end ..read more
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Ottawa International Animation Festival Reveals Feature Selection
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by Chris Perkins
1w ago
 If you're going to be in or around Ottawa, Canada this September then you can take part in one of the world's leading celebrations of animation. The Ottawa International Animation Festival attracts animation professionals and enthusiasts alike, from across North America and further afield. OIAF has already revealed their young audiences and TV selections. Now they have followed that up with the announcement of their feature film selection. Their feature selection is typically more esoteric and less mainstream than other festivals, staying away from Hollywood fare. That's as true this ..read more
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Crunchyroll Announces Second Wave Of Summer Titles
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by Chris Perkins
1w ago
Summer is well and truly here. At the start of the month the summer anime season kicked off on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll already revealed their first wave of new and returning titles. Now they have also revealed their second wave. Across both waves there are more than 40 new, returning and ongoing titles. New titles include The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies from Studio Bones, My Deer Friend Nokotan from Wit Studio and The Elusive Samurai from CloverWorks). Details about the second wave of titles are below. Dates below are for subtitled simulcast- dates ..read more
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Crunchyroll Bringing 'KIZUMONOGATARI -Koyomi Vamp' To Cinemas For One Night Only
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by Chris Perkins
1w ago
Vampires are an enduringly popular pop culture staple. From Dracula to What We Do In The Shadows, bloodsuckers have been appearing in films and television all the way back to the silent era. They're also popular in anime, with series such as Hellsing, Vampire Hunter D, Rosario+ Vampire, right up to last season's Vampire Dormitory. Crunchyroll have announced that have acquired the North American and select international theatrical rights to the supernatural vampire film compilation KIZUMONOGATARI -Koyomi Vamp. KIZUMONOGATARI -Koyomi Vamp is a three film anime adaptation, comprised of edi ..read more
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Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba Concluding As Film Trilogy
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by Chris Perkins
1w ago
Demon Slayer Kimetsu No Yaiba is a serious contender for hottest anime on the planet right now. Since it debuted in 2019 with the Tanjiro Kamado, Unwavering Resolve Arc, it has given us 2020's record-breaking feature film Mugen Train, as well as the TV series Mugen Train Arc, and The Entertainment District Arc. The Swordsmith Village streamed in 2023, shortly after the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To the Swordsmith Village theatrical event. 2024's Hashira Training Arc streamed shortly after the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba -To Hashira Training theatrical event. The ..read more
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