Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name Tops Box Office with 1.28 Billion Yen in 3 Days
The latest anime feature from the creator of The Place Promised in Our Early Days and She and Her Cat ranked No. 1 in Japan over the weekend. Ghibli veteran Masashi Ando served as animation director on the “story of miracles and love”.
GLAS Animation Presenting an Evening with Henry Selick
Plan on being in downtown Los Angeles October 1 for a screening of Selick’s shorts and a Q&A with the Coraline and Nightmare Before Christmas director.
Sony to Add Rental Option to Its 4K Movie Service
SPHE’s Ultra will introduce two-day rentals and extend streaming service to supported PCs early next year — although pricing will remain high for the 4K content.
Online Game Star Stable Gallops into Licensing
Will the addictive horse-training game be the next franchise phenom to come out of Scandinavia? The Swedish creators and New York’s Big Tent Entertainment are saddling up to see.
Can You Like Bad Animation?
Rotoscopers‘ Rachel Wagner waxes on the love-hate relationship inspired by the ugly (or just poorly rendered) ducklings of animation.