Sony’s Funimation Completes Crunchyroll Acquisition


Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and AT&T have just announced the completion of their deal, first announced last December, for SPE’s acquisition of leading anime platform Crunchyroll through Funimation Global Group, LLC. Funimation is a joint venture between SPE and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc.’s subsidiary, Aniplex Inc. Crunchyroll has grown into a premier anime direct-to-consumer service

KEPYR’s ‘Kindred Spirits’ Campaign – UNICEF Aid for Displaced Kids Now Underway


Kids Entertainment Professionals for Young Refugees (KEPYR), the grassroots, all-volunteer organization comprised of kids and family entertainment professionals, has announced the launch of their 5th annual Kindred Spirits online fundraising event in support of UNICEF’s work aiding displaced children around the world. 100% of all proceeds go directly to UNICEF’s refugee relief work,