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Canadian Theatrical News: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale [Updated 3/31/2017]

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In possibly the fastest turnaround from the Japanese release for a film covered on this blog, Aniplex of America, Cineplex and Eleven Arts are bringing the first big screen journey of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel franchise to Canadian theatres this March. This comes just weeks after the film’s Japanese debut on February 18th, though Canada has to wait a few days after the release in the U.S. on March 7th. Suffice to say these screenings will be limited to just the Japanese version with English subtitles.

A-1 Pictures, the Aniplex owned studio behind the Sword Art Online television anime, has returned to animated the film based on an original story by Kawahara. Continue reading

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Canadian Theatrical News: The Red Turtle

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Not often do I get to talk about an Oscar nominated film on this blog, but here we are! The France-Belgium-Japan co-production, The Red Turtle, is up for Best Animated Feature at next month’s Academy Awards. While it’s unlikely that category will go to something that isn’t a mainstream box office hit, it’s a still a great accomplishment. The film, directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, who won an Academy Award for his 2000 short film Father & Daughter, was produced in association with Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch. This weekend Canadians unable to attend the movie’s film festival run will get a shot to watch it … well, assuming it’s running in your city. Continue reading

Beyblade Burst premieres return on Teletoon, Amazon Prime eyes Canadian launch + Major Theatrical Update

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So far, Beyblade Burst has had a bumpy ride in Canada. It premiered to little pre-release promotion on September 10th and then immediate confusion as the second episode premiered the next day (even the official social media handler thought it would be a re-run). Then, after four weekends and eight episodes, debuts abruptly ended on October 2nd as the show began a repeat run on both Teletoon and Disney XD Canada. We’ll never know what happened, but some solid guesses would be that airing two episodes a week of a show that (as of October 2nd) had only run twenty-six episodes in Japan probably makes things difficult for the English production team. Or, maybe Sunrights and Hasbro wanted to make sure we didn’t get too far ahead of their pending US run.

Either way, that all looks to be in the past as Teletoon’s schedule is listing a return to premieres with episode nine, “Wyvron in the Way,” set for November 26th at 3PM. Neither TV Passport nor Teletoon’s schedule list a premiere for Sunday; with a repeat of episode seven expected to run. I guess that’s the end of double premieres. Unless Teletoon pulls some holiday pre-emptions, Canada should still be ahead of the US by three episodes after Disney XD’s premiere event.
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