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The Legend of Hei is Coming to America on April 30th!

20 Feb

Over five years in the making, The Legend of Hei is a heart-warming fantasy movie adventure, bolstered by beautiful animation and enchanting narrative. Filmmaker Ping Zhang (a.k.a MTJJ) derived this story from a popular flash animation series he created in 2011.

The series gained immense popularity when it debuted online in China, and Zhang then decided to develop it into a feature-length movie. Following successful openings in China and Japan, The Legend of Hei screened at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Japan Media Arts Festival to great audience enthusiasm.

Shout! Studios is proud to present The Legend of Hei on Digital in Digital platforms beginning April 30, 2021 and offer the DVD and Blu-ray™+ DVD combo pack May 11, 2021.

Pre-orders are available through ShoutFactory.com or Amazon USA

Official Trailer:

Synopsis:

Cat spirit Luo-Xiao Hei’s goes on a journey of self-discovery after his home gets deforested by humans. On his search for a new home, he runs into a group of other spirit creatures who take him under their wing with dreams of reconquering the land they say is rightfully theirs. However, the group runs into a human known as Wuxian, who separates Hei from the other spirits. The two go on a journey that teaches Hei to control his abilities as well as forming his own thoughts on whether or not he should ally with the spirits or humans.

THE LEGEND OF HEI also features an exceptional English voice cast, featuring Chinese American talent, including Emi Lo (Bofuri, Valentine), Aleks Le (Funan, Ne Zha), Howard Wang (Dragon Ball Z, Marvel Avengers Academy), Kaiji Tang (Justice League, Grantz-O), Caleb Yen (Black Clover, Scott & Crowley), and Suzie Yeung (Kemono Friends).

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Korea’s K-Pop “Treasure” is Coming to Japan March 31st

18 Feb

Release date: March 31, 2021

Korea’s hottest boy band is preparing for a Japanese language debut!

In 2020 they dominated the rookie category at many awards ceremonies, including the Mnet Asian Music Awards, and in order to grow, they must blow up other markets. Feb 14th saw the release of their song “Beautiful” in another language, and it’s a hit! As a follow-up, they will release the album “The First Step: Treasure Effect,” March 31st!

This release will be the fourth consecutive work in their THE FIRST STEP series of releases that has already achieved over 1 million sales since the release of “Chapter One” in Korea in August 2020. The album will include the Japanese version of “Beautiful” and hits such as “Boy,” “I Love You,” “MMM” and “My Treasure,” with all 13 tracks on the album sung in Japanese. A Blu-ray/DVD is also planned, featuring music videos for the Japanese versions for the very first time.

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Breaking Open The Croods: New Age! Home Release Details Unveiled

4 Feb

Coming to Digital Feb 9, 2021 on iTunes
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD on Feb 23, 2021

UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Available to pre-order on Amazon USA

DreamWorks’ The Croods: A New Age is ready to take over the free world after its short theatrical run! This Stone Age family is more than likely to go nuclear as it makes for better viewing from the privacy of a pandemic world, and after its over, “A New Age” can be guaranteed–provided the survivors can get along with those new neighbours!

That’s who they discover in this outing–and the running joke is how good are the Croods when compared to the Bettermans?

The interest will no doubt be high in what will go behind this release. Included are two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together. I’d pick up this release just to have to Sash, Dawn’s pet sloth to go with Belt. The store specific promos with the stuffed toy aren’t all listed yet, but I’m hoping!

Coming soon will be an evaluation of the home video release.

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Faster Than the Speed of Light is Earwig & the Witch’s Home Video Release Date!

25 Jan

GKIDS & Shout! Factory

Home Video:
April 6, 2020 

Hot after its limited screening in select theatres worldwide in early Feb, Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch will hit digital next month, March 23, for other regions. This is the date to circle for this highly anticipated release for video streamers.

The home video release, set to arrive two weeks after, will be. offered in both a Limited Edition Steelbook™ and a Blu-ray+DVD combo, and the extra features being offered are as follows:

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