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Sony’s Funimation completes $1.175bn acquisition of anime platform Crunchyroll

The Sony owned Funimation Global Group has completed its acquisition of the anime platform, Crunchyroll from AT&T in a deal that closed out at $1.175bn. Finalising a deal that was first detailed in December 2020, it now sees the Crunchyroll business welcomed into the Funimation fold – a partnership made …

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Japan’s biggest anime feature movie Demon Slayer has its sights on US licensing with Lucky Helmet

The Japanese animated feature film, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is set to expand its licensing and merchandising presence across the US through the efforts of the IP development business, Lucky Helmet. It will mark the first in a sweep of new IP to be brought …

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Sony Music UK launches children’s entertainment label Magic Star

Sony Music UK has launched a new children’s entertainment label to sign, develop and market artists and branded projects to family audiences across the UK and the world. Under the leadership of Will Speer, the new unit will fly under the Magic Star moniker. Magic Star will partner with established …

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Pingu in the City ‘making in roads into new territories’ in latest broadcast deals

Sony Creative Products, the Japanese market licensing agency for Pingu has secured a number of European broadcast partnerships for the new computer animate TV series, Pingu in the City. Representing the property on behalf of Mattel, SCP launched Pingu in the City to the Japanese market in October 2017, and …

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