The Press Release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc.
Crunchyroll is a premier anime direct-to-consumer service within AT&T’s WarnerMedia segment with more than 3 million SVOD subscribers and growing. It serves 90 million registered users across more than 200 countries and territories offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise and distribution. The combination of Crunchyroll and Funimation provides the opportunity to broaden distribution for their content partners and expand fan-centric offerings for consumers.
“The Crunchyroll team has done an extraordinary job of not only growing the Crunchyroll brand but also building a passionate community of anime fans. Crunchyroll’s success is a direct result of the company’s culture and commitment to their fans,” said Tony Goncalves, Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia. “By combining with Funimation, they will continue to nurture a global community and bring more anime to more people. I’m incredibly proud of the Crunchyroll team and what they have been able to accomplish in the digital media space in such a short period of time. They’ve created an end-to-end global ecosystem for this incredible art form.” Continue reading Sony Pictures’ Funimation Acquires Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll→
I’ve been keeping up with the Sony Pictures release “Bloodshot” here on the website already and the last time it was discussed was with the International Trailer #2; This film opens today in theaters around the country so check out the Official Poster, premise, casting and more before I offer up my editorial rumblings about it.
The Synopsis: After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility hellbent on revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he originally thought. Continue reading Now In Theaters: Sony Pictures “Bloodshot” (3/13/2020)→
There is probably no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with someone close to your heart enjoying a horror-themed version of a classic television show from the seventies. If you’re just joining us about this particular topic, there is brand-new version of “Fantasy Island” done by Blumhouse and released via Sony Pictures. This film opens today so I’ve got the Theatrical Poster, the premise and casting for you to examine one more time. Of course if you didn’t see the two trailers just click HERE and HERE first.
Now that 2020 is stem-rolling us all with numerous things to do, places to go and movies to see, I wanted to remind you all that there is a horror version of the classic “Fantasy Island” series opening up in the coming weeks. It’s a Blumhouse production care of Sony Pictures, and I shared the first trailer HERE if you didn’t see it. The “final trailer” has just been revealed but you completists might want to watch the both of them and we sure don’t mind some extra time on the website. I’ve followed said new trailer with the premise, an updated casting and the theatrical release poster. Have at it.
As so many of you are aware, the cinemas and small screens are filled with Marvel Studios features that bring the Marvel Universe to life while Warner Brothers gives us the DC Extended Universe of films and the “Arrowverse” in shows. Now it’s time to let Valiant Entertainment take a stab at it with their soon to be released “Bloodshot” film which is based on one of their most popular characters. We’ve featured the Official Trailer already and now its time to see the second trailer clip which is listed as the International Trailer. Let’s take a look down below and then please enjoy the premise, casting and poster art that was secured.
The Synopsis: After he and his wife are murdered, Marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a secret team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine – Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot recall anything from his former life. But when his memories flood back and he remembers the man that killed both him and his wife, he breaks out of the facility hellbent on revenge, only to discover that there’s more to the conspiracy than he originally thought. Continue reading Sony Pictures: “Bloodshot” International Trailer #2→