FUNimation has announced the formation of FUNimation Films with The Bigger Picture, a subsidiary of Sabella Dern Entertainment that specializes in the 'digital distribution of films targeted to underserved audiences during off-peak hours.'  FUNimation Films will place FUNimation anime features and series premieres in theaters on a monthly schedule.  The program kicks off with Landmark theaters in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dalllas, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, San Fransisco, and Washington, D.C. markets; FUNimation promises that more will be added weekly. 


FUNimation Films kicks off on March 17th with the DBZ feature The Return of the Cooler, followed by the U.S. premiere of Dragon Ball Z:  Fusion Reborn.  In April, the theaters will show the U.S. premiere of the Basilisk series; in May, Trinity Blood.