Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Dies Age 57

Makiko Futaki, a long time Japanese feature animator whose most recent work was on Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, died May 13 of an “unspecified illness,” ... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Ghibli Auteur Reflects on His Oscar-Nominated Animation Hiromasa Yonebayashi discusses his haunting hand-drawn film When Marnie Was There with the Japan Times. Guardians of the Galaxy ... Continue Reading →

Oscars: Animated Feature Nominees React

Anomalisa Paramount / Starburns Industries “We are thrilled to be recognized by the Academy, alongside such a great group of animated films. We are grateful for the dedication ... Continue Reading →

Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →

16 Features Enter Oscar Animation Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have revealed that 16 animated features have completed the submission requirements for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer for Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’

GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming North American release of Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There, which will open May 22 in New York City and Los Angeles before expanding ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Announces English ‘Marnie’ Cast

GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for its North American release of its latest Studio Ghibli title, When Marnie Was There. In addition to Hailee Steinfeld as “Anna” ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →

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 →