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Five Projects Nominated For French Cesars

France’s Academy of Technical Arts and Sciences nominated five well-received animated titles for this year’s Cesars, the country’s equivalent of the Oscars. Unlike the Academy ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ Rolls Out in the U.S.

Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Ocelot’s ‘Tales of the Night’ Arrives on DVD in Jan.

French helmer Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed animated feature Tales of the Night will be released on DVD/Blu-ray and VOD on January 9, via Cinedigm Ent. Group. The well-received feature, ... 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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Cinematheque Spotlights New French Animated Pics

If you’ve been trying to get an early glimpse of the three French animated features that have qualified for Oscar consideration this year, the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... 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 →