First Gulf-Produced CG Feature Premiering at Ajyal

The first CG-animated feature film to be entirely funded and produced in the Middle Eastern Gulf region, Bilal, will have its world premiere as the closing film at the Ajyal Youth Festival. ... 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 →
Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki Plans Ghibli Themed Nature Park

The pseudo-retired animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is certainly keeping busy despite stepping away from feature directing duties (so far, at least). The 74-year-old maestro behind Oscar ... Continue Reading →

GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS has inked a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli to bring the “unseen masterpiece” Only Yesterday to North America. Negotiated by Eric Beckman from GKIDS and ... Continue Reading →

Serious Lunch Taking Goro Miyazaki Series Global

Studio Ghibli and The Astrid Lindgren Company have appointed London-based Serious Lunch to manage the international rollout of NHK’s Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter — a 26-part ... Continue Reading →

‘Possessed,’ ‘Kaguya’ Take Top AniFilm Awards

The 2015 AniFilm fest has wrapped up in Trebon, Czech Republic this weekend. The top feature awards went to Spanish director Sam Conflictivos for the adult-targeted puppet horror comedy ... 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 →

‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →

Nippon Animation Announces ‘Sinbad’

One of Japan’s oldest working animation studios, Nippon Animation, has announced a partnership with effects company Shirogumi to produce a new toon take on the Arabian Nights tales ... Continue Reading →