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Posted by OminousCloud on October 21, 2009 @ 01:15:57 AM in Anime / Manga

American television channel, Disney XD has listed the premiere of Naruto Shippuden as October 28. The channel will broadcast "Homecoming," "The Akatsuki Makes Its Move," "The Results of Training," and "The Jinchuriki of the Sand" between 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

The Shippuden sequel takes place two and a half years after the Naruto series and covers from volume 28 of the manga onwards. In this series Naruto returns to Konoha after intense training and faces the Akatsuki organisation.

Source: Anime News Network
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Posted by LadyPSerenity on September 10, 2009 @ 05:57:22 PM in News Articles
VIZ Media, LLC has apparently struck a deal with Disney-ABC to broadcast Naruto Shippuden on the young male-oriented Disney XD cable channel which was rebranded and relaunched this year. This news was reported in the Hollywood Reporter.

Early at Anime Expo VIZ had confirmed that Shippuden would not be airing on the Cartoon network, due to CN's shift away from licensed programming to the cheaper internal productions and live action programming. The series has been streaming on Hulu, Joost, Crunchyroll and via's portal since January. The Companion DVD release will be available later this month.

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Posted by OminousCloud on September 02, 2009 @ 08:46:26 AM in Industry News
Walt Disney Co, the world's largest media company, has acquired comic book pioneer Marvel Entertainment Inc. to the tune of $4 billion. As the new owner, Disney will collect license fees from Universal Orlando theme park rides in Florida, including "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man" and "Incredible Hulk Coaster," as well as ticket sales from the films "Iron Man 2" and "Thor," distributed by Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures.

Disney will also collect revenue from future projects involving the existing X-Men license to News Copr, Spider-Man to Sony Copr and the Incredible Hulk to General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal Inc. According to the Internet Movie Database, these franchises have a total combined box-office take of $4.5 billion worldwide.

"They have done a nice job with the deals they have in place,” Disney Chief Financial Officer Tom Staggs said yesterday in an interview. “When those deals expire, we’ll take a look at whether to bring them in-house.”

Disney is now in a position to deny its rivals of access to more than 5,000 Marvel characters that aren't already in use. Which marks the second time this year that Disney Chief Executive Robert Iger has asserted on grounds occupied by rivals. After holding talks with Universal
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Posted by Luka Megurine on July 30, 2009 @ 01:11:54 PM in News Articles
Disney will be releasing Ponyo, the English version, by Hayao Miyazaki. Ponyo is from the creator of the critically aclaimed Spiritied Away. The movie will feature popular celebrities as different characters, such as Liam Neeson, Betty White, Matt Damon, and Tina Fey.

The movie plans to release on August 14, 2009.

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