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Oscar Watch: Best Animated Feature Contenders

As technology gets bigger and the world gets smaller, the annual animated feature landscape becomes more and more diverse, with audiences and critics alike willing to step outside their ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces Ghibli Doc Release

GKIDS has announced it will be bringing the intriguing Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness to New York’s IFC Center on Friday, November 28 — a much ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya’ Opens October 17

GKIDS has announced it will release Studio Ghibli’s latest feature animation The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto on October 17 — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya’ Tops Fantastic Fest Winners

Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has declared Studio Ghibli’s animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya — directed by Isao Takahata — to be the audience-voted top ... Continue Reading →
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NYFF Premieres Remaster of Grimault’s ‘Mockingbird’

Paul Grimault’s classic 1952 animated feature The King and the Mockingbird will be revived at the 2014 New York Film Festival in October, when the painstakingly restored version ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea’ to Premiere at TIFF

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated feature Song of the Sea is set to have its world premiere Sept. 6 at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The ... Continue Reading →
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English Cast, NA Release for ‘Princess Kaguya’ Announced

North American distributor GKIDS has revealed the English-language voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s latest feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya, directed by studio co-founder Isao ... 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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‘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 →