Thursday, April 14, 2016

Preview of the 'Fairy Tail Stage Play' Cast in Costume



According to the Anime News Network,  the stage play adaptation of Hiro Mashima's Fairy Tail manga was approved back in December 2015. Although there is no word as to whether the play will reach U.S. shores, I thought it would be nice to see the cast in costume. The play will run at the Sunshine Theatre in Ikebukuro, Tokyo from April 30 to May 9.  

Akiko Kodama (Live Spectacle Naruto stage play director) will direct the production and pen the script.
About Fairy Tail:

Created by Hiro Mashima, Fairy Tail the play will follow the original manga. In it Lucy Heartfilia, joins a famous wizarding A in Magnolia Town called Fairbl, whothe membersue ttwers to rn rewards in exchange for fulfilling quests. Here she befriends an impetuous but faithful dragon-slayer wizard, Natsu Dragneel, who is scouring the land for his missing father. The two form a bond with fellow mages Erza Scarlet and Gray Fullbuster, and together they tackle daunting challenges, taking on several powerful allies and foes along the way.

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The cast to date for the 'Fairy Tail Stage Play' includes:

Shuuto Miyazaki as Natsu -- Shuuto Miyazaki, a member of male actor group D-BOYS.
Atsushi Shiramata as Gray
Hirofumi Araki as Jellal
Kento Ono as Hibiki
Ren Ozawa as Lyon Vastia
Ayu Manaka as Lucy Heartfilia
Minami Tsukui as Erza Scarlet
Misaki Momose as Wendy Marvell
Kōichirō Tomioka as Ichiya
Toshiya Kumano as Jura
Chris McCombs as Hoteye
Chiaki Itō as Racer 

Click Here to view the Fairy Tail Stage Play's production company.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Amazon's Animated Series ' Thunderbirds Are Go ' Set For Streaming April 22 On Prime Video



There will be a Special one-hour sneak preview of Amazon's Animated Series 'Thunderbirds' that stream only on Amazon's Prime Video April 15 with Ring of Fire Parts 1 and 2 . The Tracy brothers are back after 50-years off the tube in four 13-episode seasons. 

According to Amazon, Thunderbirds Are Go catapults the five brave Tracy brothers back onto television screens, where they’ll pilot their remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space, performing impossible rescues across the globe. Produced by ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in collaboration with world-famous Weta Workshop, the series is made using a unique mixture of CGI animation and live-action model sets. Thunderbirds Are Go will deliver a new level of action-adventure animation for today’s audience while paying tribute to the characters and locations from the original series.

The first season of Thunderbirds Are Go will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Thunderbirds Are Go will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition. 




Thunderbirds Are Go is executive produced by Estelle Hughes (Driver Dan’s Story Train), Giles Ridge (Pocoyo), Richard Taylor (The Lord of the Rings), and Andrew Smith (District 9), written by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans), and directed by David Scott (LEGO Star Wars) and Theo Baynton (The Wotwots). It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.
Regular streaming of Thunderbirds Are Go starts April 22.
-- Source: Amazon Video

The Angry Birds Movie Hits Theaters on May 20



The Angry Birds Movie

Friday, May 20 , 2016 Nationwide Release

In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry.
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.




Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), Bill Trainwreck, Inside Out), and Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), as well as Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live," Ghostbusters), Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Hannibal Buress (Daddy’s Home, "Broad City"), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, Sisters), Tituss Burgess ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Billy Eichner ("Billy on the Street"), Danielle Brooks ("Orange is the New Black"), YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song "Friends." The film also features brand new music from Demi Lovato, Charli XCX, Matoma, and Steve Aoki. The Columbia Pictures/Rovio Animation film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel. -- Source: Sony





Sega's Live-Action Sonic Movie Looks To be A Sure Thing For 2018




It would appear from some of the posts that I have read recently that the Sega's Sonic franchise has suffered some setbacks. However, Sega is attempting to boost more interest in their iconic speedy blue dynamo, Sonic, a character that has entertained many generations of kids, teens, and yes, adults since its first trade name video game hit to stores back in 1991. Due to  the success of that video game, it was followed by its first two animated series, 'Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog' and 'Sonic the Hedgehog' in 1993. Reportedly, Sega is now in the developmental stages of a brand new, and if these reports are correct, live-action Sonic movie scheduled for release in 2018.

According to a 2014, June 10th announcement, the live-action Sonic movie is being produced by
Neal Moritz on his 'Original Film' banner alongside Takeshi Ito and Mie Onishi. Toby Ascher is the executive producer, and the film is being written by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux. It will be a joint producing venture between Sony Pictures and Marza Animation Planet. The film will be a live-action and CGI hybrid.


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