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Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Indie Animation Features Head to Netflix

GKIDS has lead the charge over the last decade in bringing international animation stateside, garnering nine Oscar-nominated entries in its catalogue. This month they’ve made ... Continue Reading →
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FESTS: The Tokyo International Film Festival will this year present a section on the work of animator Keiichi Hara. It will feature Hara’s major films, including Summer Days with ... Continue Reading →
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Keiichi Hara’s ‘Miss Hokusai’ Comes Home March 7

Award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful, Summer Days with Coo) and acclaimed Japanese animation studio Production I.G have scored another filmic victory with the powerful, historical ... Continue Reading →
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GenArts’ Sapphire 10 Is Here! Latest release is packed with brand new effects, over 150 presets, easier workflows, and improved functionality in the one of a kind custom effect ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up Production I.G’s ‘Miss Hokusai’

GKIDS has acquired distribution rights for Miss Hokusai — the latest animated feature from Japanese studio Production I.G, which has delivered Ghost in the Shell and A Letter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boy and the Beast’ Wins Japan Academy Prize

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast, has taken the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. The 39th annual awards ceremony was held in Tokyo ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miss Hokusai,’ ‘Ant-Man’ to Open Fantasia Fest

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, running July 14 through August 4, has revealed its 2015 film lineup. Featuring a healthy blend of animated and live-action projects ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy 2015

Toasting women in animation, Spanish flair and MIFA’s 30th anniversary. This month, over 7,000 creatives, professionals and other luminaries of the global animation industry will ... Continue Reading →
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‘April,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top Annecy Awards

Another Annecy festival is in the books, with the announcement of the awards for the 2015 edition of the animation festival in France. The feature film April and the Extraordinary World ... Continue Reading →