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Disney is Bringing ‘Doraemon,’ the Iconic Anime Robot Cat, to American TV

9 May 2014 5:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney helped bring American animation to the world, and now it's bringing one of Asia's most iconic cartoons to America. The Mouse House will air 26 episodes of “Doraemon,” a manga-turned-anime from Japan about a robot-like cat from the future, on its cable channel Disney Xd this summer. Also read: America's ‘Frozen’ Obsession Continues, Leading to Disney Store Lotteries and Disneyland Craziness The original announcement about the deal came in the Japanese newspaper Nikkei, and has since been confirmed to the WSJ by Disney publicists in Japan. The series was launched as a manga in 1969 by Hiroshi Fujimoto and Motoo Abiko, »

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First Trailer For CG/3D Animated Film Stand By Me Doraemon

21 April 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

For most children aged between 3-12 in Japan and other parts of Asia, there is no manga/anime character more enduringly beloved and recognizable than Doraemon, the futuristic robotic cat who travels back in time to aid the young boy Nobita Nobi overcome his many shortcomings.  Created by the mangaka duo, Fujiko Fujio in the 70s, the long running sci-fi comedy manga went on to spawn an anime series and multiple films released annually via Toho.This summer will mark the first CG/3D animated take on the popular franchise in Stand by Me Doraemon from the director duo, Takashi Yamazaki (Always: Sunset on Third Street, Space Battleship Yamato) and Ryuichi Yagi (Friends: Naki on Monster Island) with a script by Yamazaki. The story is based on the...

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