Remember in 2016, Funimation and Crunchyroll teamed up together? Back then, some Crunchyroll anime got English Dub and then anime owned by the companies could be streamed at both sites. Unfortunately in 2018, the partnership ended and these two went their ways. Now in 2020, these two companies are back in a one big monopoly technique.
According to sources, AT&T and WarnerMedia agreed to sell the anime streaming service to Sony and Funimation. Sony and Funimation has purchased Crunchyroll for roughly $1.75 billion USD. Here is an official statement from Tony Gonclaves, CRO of WarnerMedia:
“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.
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.”
To add to this statement, Tony Vinciquerra,the Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment had this to day:
“We are proud to bring Crunchyroll into the Sony family. “Through Funimation and our terrific partners at Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan, we have a deep understanding of this global artform and are well-positioned to deliver outstanding content to audiences around the world. Together with Crunchyroll, we will create the best possible experience for fans and greater opportunity for creators, producers and publishers in Japan and elsewhere. Funimation has been doing this for over 25 years and we look forward to continuing to leverage the power of creativity and technology to succeed in this rapidly growing segment of entertainment.”
How do you feel about this news? Sony purchased Funimation in 2017 and now these two are together and have Crunchyroll among them.
Remember the time Toonami aired some Batman animated movies during DC Fandome? Back at August, Toonami aired the movies Batman Year One, Batman: Gotham Knight, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 and 2. Today, Toonami announced that they will be airing some more animated movies to hype the theatrical release of DC comic’s live action movie Wonder Woman 1984. On December 19th, Toonami will be airing on TV Wonder Woman Bloodlines and Justice League New Frontier. These two movies will be back to back at the same day.
Thank God it’s Friday! It’s me, Matthew and I am back for another funny episode of Friday Funny. If you’re having a bad day, I hope you enjoy this collection of memes I collected. Before we begin, let’s go over some quick news. If you’re excited for the upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984, I got some news for you. This DC comic movie will be released in theaters and HBO Max on the same day which is on Christmas Day. If that wasn’t enough, Warner Bros announced that all their upcoming 2021 films will be streamed on HBO Max at the same time in theaters. Wonder Woman 1984 will be free on HBO Max. In the Marvel news, it appears that we might be getting either an actual live-action Spider-Verse movie or a potential Sinister Six movie in the upcoming Spider-Man 3. It has been announced that Alfred Molina who played as Doctor Octopus in 2004’s Spider-Man 2 movie will return to play as his character in Spider-Man 3. He is the second villain actor who will be returning; the first one was Jamie Foxx who played Electro in Amazing Spider-Man 2. It has also been revealed that past Spider-Man actors Andrew Garfield and Kristen Dunst will return to play their retrospective roles. We are still waiting on the news for Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone.
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As a way to celebrate the Spider-Man news and upcoming Christmas season, here is something for you:
See you next time Spider-Man fans!