GLOBAL POWERHOUSE ANIME FRANCHISE ANPANMAN TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON FOX ENTERTAINMENT’S FREE STREAMING SERVICE TUBI
Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope will kick off a slate of ten movies never before seen in English and Spanish, featuring one of the most recognized animated characters in Asia, to debut globally on Tubi Kids
Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, today announced it will exclusively premiere the massively popular Anpanman franchise from TMS Entertainment to English and Spanish speaking audiences. Starting with ten movies, the first of which is now available, anime fans in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico will be introduced to the beloved superhero and his world of friends, which holds the Guinness World Record for most characters in an animated franchise. With five dedicated museums, Anpanman is the most popular character among both boys and girls in Japan. Anpanman – whose head is an anpan, a popular Japanese pastry – is a champion of justice who flies anywhere to help those in trouble, all the while keeping an eye out for his trusty nemesis, Baikinman. Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope will be the first of ten films to premiere on Tubi.
“Anime fans of all ages can now enjoy the Japanese phenomenon Anpanman in English and Spanish for the first time ever,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “We can’t wait for viewers to meet Anpanman and his lovable enemy Baikinman as they join our iconic roster of characters on Tubi Kids.”
Exclusive titles from the Anpanman franchise will debut on Tubi in English and Spanish. Anpanman will be voiced by Ghia Burns (Betty en NY, Un Poquito Tuyo, La Doña, Decisiones) in English and Cristina Hernandez (Hello Kitty, Powerpuff Girls Z, Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon) in Spanish. Anpanman’s foe Baikinman will be voiced by Jason Michael Kesser (The King’s Avatar: For The Glory, Gintama, A.I.C.O Incarnation) in English and Eduardo Garza (Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, Zatch Bell!) in Spanish.
The Anpanman slate of films coming to Tubi includes:
· Apple Boy and Everyone’s Hope
Apple Boy longs to be a hero, when a witch turns the fruit in his beautiful village into poison. He must find a magic seed. Anpanman to the rescue!
· The Adventure of Happie
When Anpanman’s new apprentice Happie is swayed by Baikinman, Happie’s whole village is in danger. Anpanman must set him straight, before all is lost.
· Star-Spirited Dollie
When Anpanman saves Dollie, she gains life and just wants fun, even if it means bothering others. Meanwhile, Baikinman tries to build the strongest mold robot to defeat Anpanman.
· Purun, The Soap Bubble
Purun cannot make big bubbles, and skips performing. Anpanman must help her rid the palace of Baikinman and his creepy bubbles.
· The Secret of Fairy Rin-Rin
When Baikinman tricks the fairy Rin-Rin who protects the flower that gives Anpanman strength, everyone must go on a journey to find more flowers.
· Blacknose and the Magical Song
An orphan Cana raised in darkness by evil Blacknose tries to destroy the joys of singing, dancing, and yummy food. Can Anpanman make the kid see the light?
· Revive Banana Island!
Clouds and cold may ruin all the sweet fruit on Banana Island, but queen Banna refuses to ask Anpanman for help, while Baikinman goes to Banana Island in search of the legendary Giant Banana.
· Nanda and Runda from the Star of Toys
The selfish princess Runda, accompanied by a kind robot Nanda, loses her wand that turns things into toys and needs Anpanman’s help to find it.
· Shine! Kulun And The Stars Of Life
Before the annual Star Festival, the mysterious Kulun pops out of Baikinman’s garbage bin and black stars fall, threatening life on Anpanman’s world.
· Twinkle! Princess Vanilla Of Ice Cream Land
In a land where an ice cream castle rises from snowy mountains, Anpanman must help Princess Vanilla learn an urgent lesson to save her kingdom.
Tubi Kids features a robust library of children’s content – nearly 2,000 age-appropriate movies and television shows or over 8,000 hours of content – completely free in a dedicated section built just for families. Anpanman and his many friends join a list of iconic characters in the Tubi Kids section, which includes Barney, Scooby-Doo, VeggieTales, Superman, Batman, LEGO® NINJAGO®, Sonic the Hedgehog, Strawberry Shortcake, Paddington Bear, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Garfield, The Wiggles and many more. A destination for age-appropriate content on the service, Tubi Kids helps alleviate parents’ worries over what their children are watching and will soon be available on all major streaming devices in the near future.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on OTT devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web here.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service with movies and television shows from nearly every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of films and television programs an easy way to discover new content that is available completely free. The service is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.