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Canadian Theatrical News: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Funimation, Sony Pictures and Cineplex are bringing 2001’s Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door to Canadian theatres this month. The movie is being re-released in Canada and the United States in conjunction with the original show’s 20th Anniversary. The film’s theatrical re-release and pending home-video relaunch marks the first public collaboration between Funimation and its new parent company Sony Pictures. The latter originally released Cowboy Bebop: The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door in 2003 through its Destination Films label. Continue reading

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Odds & Ends: Bakugan in Spring 2019, Black Jack dub surfaces, FLCL Progressive on AdultSwim.com


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New Bakugan due out Spring 2019
English Black Jack dub streams on Amazon Prime
Adult Swim.com streams FLCL Progressive internationally

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Odds & Ends: Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia features in theatres, Mega Man footage, Arc-V reruns remain

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Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia films confirmed for Canadian theatrical release
Mega Man: Fully Charged details, footage debuts
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V reruns continue

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Mega Man: Fully Charged gets launch details, Buddyfight Ace dub debuts

Dentsu Entertainment and DHX Media have announced that Mega Man: Fully Charged will launch in the United States next month. The series is set to begin airing on Cartoon Network starting Sunday, August 5th. Ten episodes will also be available on the Cartoon Network app and various TV providers’ VOD and on-demand streaming platforms in the US commencing Friday, August 3rd. As for us Canadians? DHX says it’ll air on Family Channel (no longer first on CHRGD?) in the fall.

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Canadian Theatrical News: Sailor Moon SuperS – The Movie

Following a Sailor Moon double feature in July, Viz Media, Cineplex, Fathom Events and Toei Animation are bringing even more Moon power to the big screen in Canada. Now it’s the third and final film in the original anime chronology, 1995’s Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie. The screenings will also include Ami’s First Love, a short film that was previously never officially released in North America. Like the double feature, this event will be screened with either an English dub featuring Viz’s voice cast, or a subtitled version. The Canadian release coincides with its launch in the U.S.

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Canadian Theatrical News: Sailor Moon R & S – The Movies

Viz Media, Cineplex, Fathom Events and Toei Animation are partnering up to bring a Sailor Moon double feature to Canadian theatres this month. Toei’s enduring magical girl returns to the big screen with 1993’s Sailor Moon R: The Movie and 1994’s Sailor Moon S: The Movie. Both films will be presented uncut, with either an English dub featuring Viz’s voice cast, or a subtitled version. The release in Canada coincides with the re-release of the films in the United States. A second Sailor Moon limited theatrical event featuring Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie is scheduled to hit Cineplex locations in August. Continue reading

Voltron: Legendary Defender to air on Family CHRGD

DHX Media’s Family CHRGD channel will air Voltron: Legendary Defender. A special presentation of the series is set for Sunday, July 22nd at 5 PM, with the series officially running every weekday at 9:20 AM/1:30 PM/6:30 PM (all times eastern).

A re-imagining of World Event Production’s 1984-1985 Voltron: Defender of the Universe series, itself a loose adaptation/combination of Toei Animation’s Beast King GoLion and later Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, Legendary Defender debuted on Netflix in June 2016. The series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television and WEP (with animation by Avatar/Legend of Korra’s Studio Mir in South Korea) has been greenlit for at least 78 episodes, of which 52 have been released to date. Its broadcast on Family CHRGD comes as a result of a production and distribution agreement between DHX Media and DreamWorks. Continue reading

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