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The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The new show has a top-notch pedigree: The A-list creative involved with the production include screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg [...]
Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. production at Elstree, Shepperton, Leavesden, Ealing and Pinewood Studios. “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration [...]
Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from 100% owner, chairman and founder George Lucas. Under the terms of the agreement and based on the closing price of Disney stock [...]
GKIDS, distributor of the latest award-winning feature effort from Japan’s Studio Ghibli From Up On Poppy Hill has announced the film has been nominated for the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film (Toshio Suzuki, Producer). The APS Award winners will be announced November 23 in Brisbane, [...]
Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy cast will be headlined by Gillian Anderson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, Ron Howard, Chris Noth, Aubrey Plaza and [...]
New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked up Studio Ghibli’s award-winning 2011 movie From Up on Poppy Hill. Although the national release date in the U.S. will officially be March 2013, the studio is planning a special Academy Award consideration window for the film later this [...]
How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences. For over two decades, the enchanting traditionally animated features of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s Studio Ghibli have been awing audiences at home in Japan, and increasingly around the world. Thanks to its partnership with Disney, the works [...]
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the five titles nominated in the Best Animated Feature Award category. In what many awards watchers say may be a foreshadowing for the Oscar race, the nominees are: The Adventures of Tintin (Producers: Peter Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg) Cars 2 (Producer: [...]
Entrepreneurial comic-book legend Stan Lee has been selected by the Visual Effects Society’s board of directors as the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Lee will be honored at the 10th Annual VES Awards to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 7, 2012. The Award [...]