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‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ – Misfits of the Apocalypse!

***This article was written for the May issue of Animation Magazine No. 280*** It’s loud, weird and set in a post-apocalyptic world gone mad — which means Christy Karacas’ new ... Continue Reading →
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Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Dies Age 82

Isao Takahata, a globally revered writer, director and producer who co-founded Studio Ghibli, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 82. Creator of powerful and well-loved films such ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Home for the Holidays’ & ‘King Julien’ Clips, MEDIA Backs 3 CEE Toons, Ghibli at IFC & More

Three Animated Projects from the CEE Region Received Support from Creative Europe MEDIA Among 10 total projects from seven different countries, the regional industry’s growth is evidenced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Koe no Katachi,’ ‘Yuri!!! On ICE’ Take Top Tokyo Anime Awards

Following the reveal of the Japan Academy Prize picks earlier this month — with Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World taking the animated feature prize — more ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Films of Studio Ghibli’ Returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox

That all-anime spotlight program “Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli” will return for a third time to TIFF Bell Lightbox as a delightful audience treat for the holiday ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Network Launches on Xfinity On Demand

Houston-based Anime Network, a leading independent Japanese anime and pop culture entertainment programmer, has launched its premium SVOD service on Xfinity On Demand, available now ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Jutra’ Join Cannes Line Up

Two noteworthy animated projects have been announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (May 15-25) programming section: Isao Takahata’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Opening Ceremony to Honor Takahata

The Annecy International Animation Festival will screen the most-recent film from anime legend Isao Takahata — The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — at its June 9 opening ceremony. Takahata, ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires NA Rights for Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

North American theater-goers will have a chance to see Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies) first new feature in 14 years as New York-based distributor ... Continue Reading →