Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation partner on feature version of toon
producer and Yoshi Ikezawa of Toei Animation and Joseph Chou will also produce. Toei, the largest animation production company in Japan, will co-produce; exec producers include ANEW CEO Sandy Climan, Tim Kwok and Kozo Morishita of Toei. Hurd prioduced the first two “Terminator” movies, “Aliens” and “The Incredible Hulk” and exec produced upcoming Sundance title “Very Good Girls.” It’s the first development deal for ANEW, which has been set up to partnering with Japanese rights holders to develop English language movies and TV via an initial capitalization of $80 million from the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. Kris Henigman of Valhalla will oversee development with ANEW’s Annmarie Bailey.
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