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Books We Love – Issue #243

Living with a Legend By Leslie Stern [TotalRecall Publications, $49.95] Seven years after his passing, animation genius Iwao Takamoto comes alive from a new angle with this collection ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Sets New Edition of ‘Art of Princess Mononoke’

VIZ Media will release Aug. 26 a new edition of the acclaimed art book The Art of Princess Mononoke, which features a new translation and hardcover presentation. VIZ Media’s Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Update: Miyazaki’s Potential New Project

Though celebrated animation writer, director and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki announced plans for a really, truly, for real this time retirement back in September, Variety reports that the ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s Future Remains Fuzzy

Rumors about the closure of acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli shutting down, spurred by a translated news report of an announcement by GM Toshio Suzuki, were somewhat ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up Ghibli Doc ‘Kingdom of Dreams’

Studio Ghibli fans in North America will get a chance to see behind the scenes of their favorite animation house as GKIDS has picked up regional rights to the unprecedented documentary ... 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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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →