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Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Wins LAFCA Animation Award

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced Sunday that Japanese entry Your Name. was selected as Best Animated Film for 2016. The critically acclaimed work of director ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Star Wars Rebels “Iron Squadron” Clip In the new episode debuting Nov. 19 on Disney XD, Ezra and Sabine team up to tame a rogue young hotshot pilot and his crew who ... Continue Reading →
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Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name.’ Makes Oscar Consideration List

Funimation Films has confirmed that Japanese film Your Name. has made the official consideration list in the Best Animated Feature category for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. The box ... Continue Reading →
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Alan Moore Is Retiring from the Comics World At a press conference for his upcoming novel Jerusalem, the legendary penman behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta announced he has “about ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Digs Up ‘Empire of Corpses’ Trailer

Funimation has released the official trailer for the English dubbed version of Ryoutarou Makihara and WIT Studio’s The Empire of Corpses. The North American anime specialists ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Releases Entire Samurai Champloo Series for Free on YouTube NorAm anime giant releases Shinichiro Watanabe’s seminal series to the huddled internet masses. Nick’s Layla ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boy and the Beast’ Wins Japan Academy Prize

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast, has taken the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. The 39th annual awards ceremony was held in Tokyo ... Continue Reading →
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Panda Beats Monkey as China’s Top-Earning Animation DreamWorks Animation’s China-U.S. co-pro Kung Fu Panda 3 have overtaken Monkey King: Hero Is Back at the B.O., reclaiming ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Film Fest Reveals Jury, Slate Preview

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has named the jurors for the 2016 event, and unveiled a slate preview for the program running February 26 through March 20 — ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Dates ‘Boy and the Beast’ U.S. Release

Funimation Entertainment has named the date that U.S. audiences can catch Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast. Both the original subtitled Japanese ... Continue Reading →