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Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
is an Australian company that distributes Australian and foreign films as well as television series, children's content, sports, Japanese anime and manga, graphic novels in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji
Fiji
and the rest of Australasia. Madman is one of the major entertainment companies in Australia. It employs approx 100 people and has an annual turnover of around A$50 million.[1] Its headquarters is in Richmond, Victoria.[2][3] Madman has secured the local release rights to popular titles including Sailor Moon, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, Steins;Gate
Steins;Gate
and almost all of Studio Ghibli's catalogue. In addition to DVD
DVD
sales, Madman manages the theatrical release of some of their titles, particularly the Studio Ghibli movies.

Contents

1 History 2 AnimeLab 3 AnimeLab On-Air 4 DocPlay 5 Assets 6 Sponsorship 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
was founded in 1996 to release anime in Australia from Manga
Manga
Entertainment
Entertainment
UK, with Siren Entertainment
Entertainment
acting as distributor after Siren lost the rights to most of Manga
Manga
UK's catalogue. Later on in 1997, Madman started to distribute anime from ADV Films
ADV Films
along with Siren Entertainment. In 2001 Madman Entertainment bought Siren's distribution equipment and established The AV Channel, allowing Madman to distribute their own titles. In the same year Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
became the sole distributor of Manga Entertainment's UK and US titles in Australia
Australia
& New Zealand
New Zealand
after Polygram Australia
Australia
relinquished their rights to Manga
Manga
UK's back catalogue and Siren lost the rights to Street Fighter II V
Street Fighter II V
which was licensed from Manga
Manga
USA. Madman now sublicenses anime from ADV Films, Funimation, Harmony Gold, Viz Media, Bandai
Bandai
Entertainment, Media Blasters, formerly Geneon, & recently Sentai Filmworks, although Siren Visual licenses the majority of their English-dubbed titles as well as titles from Manga Entertainment. Madman has licensed titles that were sub-licensed to Madman by Geneon
Geneon
directly though the original Japanese licensors, and this practice is also applied when North American and British licensees do not have Australian rights to their titles. Madman is also the exclusive licensee and distributor of Anime
Anime
from Namco Bandai Holdings in Australia, licensing titles through Bandai
Bandai
Entertainment, Sunrise and Emotion, despite Namco Bandai Holdings
Namco Bandai Holdings
having an Australian subsidiary, Namco Bandai
Bandai
Partners. As of 2008, only some of Manga
Manga
Entertainment
Entertainment
Australia's titles from the 1990s have been distributed by Madman. Battle Angel Alita was to be released in Australia
Australia
by Manga
Manga
and Madman in 2001, but this was cancelled because ADV Films
ADV Films
had the rights to the OVAs in North America and tried to market it in Australia
Australia
with a new dub, while Manga
Manga
UK and Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
had the rights in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Some of their DVD
DVD
releases have been jointly mastered with Britain's MVM Films or Revelation Films to save costs, and are therefore dual-region (Region 2 and Region 4). A few DVD
DVD
titles from Madman, such as the Oh My Goddess!
Oh My Goddess!
OVAs, are all-region or multi-region DVDs in the NTSC
NTSC
format, imported from the US and repackaged for sale in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
(which normally use PAL
PAL
colour). Madman & Manga
Manga
UK also work together on PAL
PAL
DVD
DVD
& Region B Blu-ray masters and video transfers, sometimes co-licensing titles due to a title's high cost. A growing selection of manga titles translated by Tokyopop
Tokyopop
in the United States
United States
and Chuang Yi in Singapore
Singapore
are being imported and distributed through Madman Entertainment. In February 2008, Madman announced that they would also be distributing manga titles from Viz Media.[4] Madman currently distributes manga from Viz Media, Dark Horse Comics, Tokyopop, and recently from Yen Press
Yen Press
with the 2012 release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Madman launched in 1996 solely as an anime distribution company, but has since expanded. They manage the distribution of live-action titles through their labels Madman Films, Directors Suite, Madman Sports, Madman Laughs, Madman Television, Bollywood Masala and Eastern Eye and also children's entertainment through their Planet Mad and Mad4Kids labels. Madman also has a theatrical distribution arm called Madman Cinema. In addition, the company distributes programmes acquired or produced by Australia's Special Broadcasting Service
Special Broadcasting Service
(and newly, titles from WWE
WWE
in Australasia, thus replacing Shock Entertainment[5]) on DVD
DVD
and Blu-ray.[6] At the 2008 Supanova Pop Culture Expo, Madman announced plans to explore new distribution methods. The company now offers online streaming of selected anime episodes, beginning with the first episode of School Rumble.[7] Madman now has a sub-page, Madman Screening Room, dedicated to video streaming.[8] Madman has also begun releasing Blu-ray
Blu-ray
Disc titles, starting with The Transformers: The Movie in June 2009.[9][10] On 1 June 2009, Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
released an English adaption of Tamagotchi: The Movie, a 2007 film based on the Tamagotchi digital pets from Bandai
Bandai
and WiZ. Madman also intended to dub the film's sequel, Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe!, but the dub was cancelled for unknown reasons. In April 2008, the company announced a collaboration with British company Warp Films. Warp and Madman plan to make "at least two films together over the next three years, starting with Tyrannosaur."[11] In July 2014, Madman’s original founders Tim Anderson and Paul Wiegard, together with Brett Chenoweth, the former CEO of APN News & Media; Charbel Nader, an investment banker who is chairman of Metro Media Publishing; and Adrian McKenzie, the former CVC Asia Pacific managing partner who led the buyout of the Nine Network from PBL: completed a buyback of the business from Funtastic Limited (ASX:FUN).[12] In early 2016, Madman announced Madman Anime
Anime
Festival, an annual anime convention to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The convention was held in Melbourne
Melbourne
on 3–4 September of that year.[13] Madman later announced plans to expand the convention to Perth and Brisbane in 2017. The convention also became the host for the preliminary rounds of the Madman National Cosplay Championship in Perth and Brisbane. AnimeLab[edit] AnimeLab is a video on demand (VOD) service that provides online streaming of anime series and simulcasts direct from Japan.[14][15] AnimeLab originally launched 28 May 2014 in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand as a Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
skunkworks project with 50 series and 700 episodes. It is the stand-alone successor to Madman's Screening Room.[16] AnimeLab now has over 450,000 signed up users in Australia and New Zealand, featuring over 6,000 episodes across 260 titles. Shows on the AnimeLab website can be watched using a modern web browser on a range of platforms, as it uses an HTML 5-based video player.[17] AnimeLab also has an iOS app [18][19] and Android app [20] which allow users to stream anime on their mobile devices and tablets. The AnimeLab app also launched on the Playstation 3
Playstation 3
and 4 on 19 October 2015,[21] the following year it launched on Xbox One
Xbox One
on 5 December.,[22] however lacking the Kinect
Kinect
voice functionality. Madman has confirmed they're looking into implementing Kinect
Kinect
support.[23] In AnimeLab's live-stream panel at Supanova in Perth, two AnimeLab staff members, Jess McCallum and Christine Busby discussed their new mascot 'Violet' who is named after Australian scientist Ruby Payne-Scott and has the personality of Akiho Senomiya from Robotics;Notes
Robotics;Notes
mixed with Kurisu Makise from Steins;Gate.[24] AnimeLab On-Air[edit] AnimeLab and C31 Melbourne
C31 Melbourne
announced an anime programming block called AnimeLab On-Air. AnimeLab On-Air is hosted by Jessica McCallum and Christine Busby and previews upcoming anime titles from AnimeLab and Madman Entertainment. The block currently airs on C31 Melbourne.[25] DocPlay[edit] On 1 December 2016 Madman launched DocPlay, a dedicated documentary streaming service.[26] The service has over 130 titles on it at launch, with it currently only available to view via web-browser, Android, Chromecast and iOS.[27] Unlike Animelab, the service is primarily subscription based with only a handful of titles available for free to watch.[28] The service was partly funded by Screen Australia
Australia
due to the platform's ability to share revenue with local producers.[29] While DocPlay shares the same aesthetics and design to Animelab, the account systems are separate, meaning that those with an Animelab premium subscription are unable to access the premium selection inside DocPlay and vice versa. Assets[edit]

Madman Films (feature films)

Eastern Eye (Asian cinema) Arthouse Films (art films) Directors Suite (classic and contemporary films; similar to The Criterion Collection) Madman Sports ( Sports films and some fitness DVDs) Madman Music
Music
(music) Madman Laughs (comedy)

Children's labels

Planet Mad Mad4Kids

Madman Television (home video releases of television series, mainly SBS programming) AnimeLab

AnimeLab On-Air (block on C31 Melbourne)

DocPlay Garage Entertainment
Entertainment
(rights management and production of action, adventure and extreme sports titles)[30]

Garage

Madman Production Company

Sponsorship[edit] As of 2016, Madman Entertainment, is the sponsor for New Zealand
New Zealand
and possible Australian Manga/ Anime
Anime
events.[31] And their own Madman Anime Festival for Melbourne
Melbourne
in Australia.[32] References[edit]

^ "About Us". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Contact Information." Madman Entertainment. Retrieved on 29 March 2010. ^ "Map of the Ward Boundaries Archived 2 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine.." City of Yarra. Retrieved on 29 March 2010. ^ "Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
- Anime
Anime
& Pop Culture Store". Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
Becomes the New Distributor for WWE
WWE
in Australasia". Capsule Computers.  ^ "Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
- Anime
Anime
& Pop Culture Store". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Madman News from Supanova Expo". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ http://www.madman.com.au/videos/home ^ "Madman Entertainment". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Blu-Ray Anime, Films, TV and more from Madman Entertainment". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
- Anime
Anime
& Pop Culture Store". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Madman sale closed". Retrieved 26 July 2016.  ^ "Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
Announces Madman Anime
Anime
Festival 2016". Anime News Network. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2017.  ^ Gizmodo - AnimeLab Is How You Do A Streaming Video
Video
Service Properly ^ Australia's Premiere Anime
Anime
Streaming Site ^ AnimeLab ^ Digitally Downloaded - Madman's AnimeLab is going to be one of the best streaming services in Australia ^ ANN - AnimeLab launches iOS App ^ Gizmodo - AnimeLab Now Has A (Great) App For iPad And iPhone ^ ANN - AnimeLab launches Android App ^ " AnimeLab Is Now Available On PlayStation". Madman Entertainment. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2016.  ^ " AnimeLab is Now Available On Xbox One". Madman Entertainment. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.  ^ "Hey Mark! Our dev team will be looking into this this week. We'll let you know how they go". Facebook. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.  ^ AnimeLab panel ^ [1] ^ "About page". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "Introducing DocPlay". Madman Entertainment. 1 December 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "Free titles". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "Screen Australia
Australia
names recipients of $2.5 million in Enterprise funding". Inside Film. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.  ^ "Madman Media acquires Garage Entertainment". Mumbrella.  ^ http://www.armageddonexpo.com Armageddon Expo NZ ^ Entertainment, Madman. "Madman Anime
Anime
Festival - September 3rd & 4th 2016 - Melbourne
Melbourne
Convention & Exhibition Centre". Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Australia
Australia
portal New Zealand
New Zealand
portal Companies portal Anime
Anime
and Manga
Manga
portal

Official website AnimeLab website DocPlay website Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
New Zealand
New Zealand
home page Paul Kelly the movie Madman Entertainment
Entertainment
at Anime
Anime
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