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‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolf Children’ Wins Best Animation Japan Academy Prize

The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize ... Continue Reading →
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A Powerful ‘Oz’ Makes Lots of Green in Theaters

Disney’s much-anticipated prequel to The Wizard of Oz followed the yellow-brick road all the way to the top of the box office this past weekend. The Sam Raimi-directed feature delivered ... Continue Reading →
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N.Y. Intl. Children’s Fest. Unveils Stellar Lineup

The organizers of this year’s New York International Children’s Festival have unveiled an A-list line-up of acclaimed animated features from all over the world scheduled to screen ... Continue Reading →
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A Valentine to a Vanished Era

Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nab Golden Globe Noms

The Golden Globes 2013 nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 13). The five animated features up for the award are:     The big surprise was the absence of critical ... Continue Reading →
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12 Animated Pics Make the Golden Globes Shortlist

Twelve animated features are on the shortlist for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Best Animated Feature Golden Globe category. The HFPA can choose up to five films for the ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

Fans of the acclaimed feature Grave of the Fireflies have one more reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving! New York-based powerhouse distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ Ghibli Line Up Returns to NY’s IFC

Back by popular demand, U.S. distributor of international animated films GKIDS is returning to New York’s IFC Center for another five week run of its retrospective on Japan’s Studio ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Hosts Screenings of Oscar Contenders in L.A.

If you’ve been dying to check out some of the hard-to-see, indie international features vying for the Oscar race this year, you’d better find some time to go to Burbank this week. ... Continue Reading →