FORT WORTH, TX, September 26, 2006 - FUNimation® Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and the market share leader for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States, and Harmony Gold are pleased to announce that the new feature-length animated film Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles won the Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award at the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The award will be presented at the October 28 screening in Phoenix.
“This is an exciting award for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. It is a series that has a tremendous fan following and it has the ability to introduce a much larger audience to the appeal of anime,” said Gen Fukunaga, president and CEO of FUNimation.
"This award is an expression of gratitude to all the people who poured their hearts into this production. We have high hopes for this film and believe me, this is just the beginning," explained Frank Agrama, executive producer and CEO of Harmony Gold.
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles is the latest exciting chapter of the Robotech saga. A heroic cast of returning characters, led by Scott Bernard and Vince Grant, fight to end a decades-long struggle against an enigmatic alien race known as the Invid. However, the mysterious disappearance of the legendary Admiral Hunter will unfold in a treacherous mystery that could tear apart our young heroes and threaten their very survival!
In addition to the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has already had successful screenings at Cannes and The New York Korean Film Festival, and the feature will be coming to additional film festivals across North America. Fans are encouraged to stop by TheShadowChronicles.com for an updated list of screenings. FUNimation plans to release Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles in theaters in January 2007 and on DVD on February 6, 2007.
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Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles was screened as screened as an official selection of the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival on the following days:
- SATURDAY: October 28 @ 11:30 a.m.
- SUNDAY: October 29 @ 4:10 p.m.
Harkins Centerpoint Theatre
730 South Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
Click here for locations and dates of theatrical screenings of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles in January 2007
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