Sony Pictures Television Networks will acquire a 95% majority stake in U.S.-based anime distributor Funimation Productions for about $143 million. The deal values Funimation, which was founded in…
FUNimation Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to “Your Name,” the animation sensation that is currently riding high at the Japanese box office. The film has topped the Japanese chart for nine…
Crunchyroll and Funimation, two of the top U.S.-based digital providers of anime, are bringing dozens of new titles to their respective services under a new cross-licensing agreement. Under the…
Funimation Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the restored edition of Mitsuyo Seo's pioneering “Momotaro, Sacred Sailors” – the first feature-length animated film produced in Japan.…
Asian-themed platform sets mid-year launch, builds library.
Film industry pros usually choose between being a "suit" or a "creative," with business execs rarely attempting artistic careers and vice-versa. But as traditionally low indie film budgets become…
If "Twilight" were an international anime sensation, then "Wolf Children" would be the alternate history Team Jacob fans had been demanding all along. Those displeased that Bella had a vampire demon…
The American Film Market will see a record of over 120 buying companies from 23 countries making their AFM debut.
eOne will take over Vivendi Entertainment's home entertainment biz in Canada from Jan. 1, giving the distrib's market share in the retail sector a significant bump.
New York-based Asian Media Rights announced a distribution partnership with Texas-based Funimation Entertainment, the leading distributor of Japanese animation in North America.
Did Disney-Pixar's withdrawal from the Intl. Animation Society make a difference in this year's Annie Awards nominations?