Odds & Ends: Bakugan reboot gets first image, Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V ends, Buddyfight Ace/Yo-Kai Watch dubs


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Bakugan reboot gets first promotional image
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V finale on Teletoon
Beyblade Burst news blitz
Buddyfight Ace, Yo-Kai Watch dubs draw near

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Sony Crackle calls it a quits in Canada [Updated 6/26/2018]

Sony Pictures’ ad-supported streaming service Crackle is preparing to shutdown in Canada. The website has posted a notice stating that as of June 28, 2018 Sony Crackle will no longer be operational in Canada. A reason for the closure wasn’t shared. Continue reading

Corus guts websites as Shaw reportedly mulls sale [Updated 6/20/2018]

The company’s Toronto headquarters, Corus Quay. Image via Valley Metal Finishing.

The Canadian media landscape may look significantly different if a report from The Globe and Mail happens.

On Tuesday, the newspaper stated that Shaw Communications has enlisted investment bank TD Securities to find a buyer for its 38% stake in broadcast giant Corus Entertainment. Worth about $540 million, their ownership in the company is being shopped around to “dozens of potential buyers, with a focus on private equity funds and other deep-pocketed investors that don’t currently own a national media business in Canada.” The majority of Shaw Communications’ ownership in the company came as a result of the sale of its Shaw Media division to Corus in 2016. A stipulation of that agreement requiring Shaw to maintain its Corus ownership expired earlier this year. Continue reading

Canadian Theatrical News: Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms

Eleven Arts have partnered up with Cineplex to bring Mari Okada and P.A. Works’ original film Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms to theatres in Canada this July. The movie opened in Japan on February 28th of this year with U.S. screenings also taking place in July. Continue reading

Odds & Ends: ReBoot: TGC next week, Attack on Titan/Maquia in Canadian cinemas, YTV teases 30th anniversary merch store

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ReBoot: The Guardian Code premieres Monday on YTV
Attack on Titan Season 3 World Premiere Event, Mari Okada’s Maquia head to Canadian theatres
Beyblade Burst Evolution premeires return to Teletoon
YTV teases KeepItWeird.ca as 30th Anniversary looms
TOKU launches streaming service
Tobot, Vanguard dubs debut on YouTube

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Odds & Ends: Corus at Anime North, Teletoon tosses Turning Mecard, Dragon Ball Tour in Toronto

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YTV and Nelvana attend Anime North 2018 (Updated 5/23/2018)
Dragon Ball Tour stops in Toronto (Updated 5/21/2018)
Teletoon pulls Turning Mecard off the schedule
Teletoon promotes “1000th” episode of Pokémon
DHX sells share of Peanuts to Sony Music Entertainment
Super Neptunia RPG launches in the west this fall

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Odds & Ends XL: Mega Man: Fully Charged for the fall, Mecard sued, Bushiroad dubs

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Mega Man: Full Charged launches this fall
Spin Master brings Mattel to court over Mecard
Monster Hunter film co-produced by Toronto company
Bushiroad Dub News
Quebec City-based studio takes on Neptunia
TV Update
Mind Game in Vancouver
Blog Housekeeping

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