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Funimation is an American television and film company that is the largest distributor of anime & other foreign entertainment in North America. Its name is a portmanteau of the English words Fun and Animation.


Funimation (stylized as FUNimation) is an American television and film production company based in Flower Mound, Texas. The studio is the largest distributor of anime and other foreign entertainment properties in North America.

Funimation began on May 9, 1994 by Gen Fukunaga and his wife Cindy as Funimation Productions, with funding by Daniel Cocanougher and his family, who became investors in the company. Funimation was sold to the Navarre corporation on May 11, 2005 and the company was renamed as Funimation Entertainment. In April 2011, Navarre sold *Funimation to a group of investors including Fukunaga for $24 million. Around the same time, the company's trademark ball, star and blue bar were dropped from its logo and the company was renamed to simply Funimation. In May 2013, Funimation consolidates its divisions under its new holding company Group 1200 Media.

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