Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Dies Age 82

Isao Takahata, a globally revered writer, director and producer who co-founded Studio Ghibli, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 82. Creator of powerful and well-loved films such ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018

***These profiles were written by Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** We are so proud to highlight this year’s talented, diverse ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Studio Ghibli Fest Presents ‘Ponyo,’ China ❤️ ‘Molang’, ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Take Action & More

Marvel’s Avengers Are Getting Their Own TV Channel Disney TV in the UK and Ireland will launch a “pop up channel” dedicated to the superhero squad, with an on-air takeover ... Continue Reading →
Fireworks

GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to ‘Fireworks’, from ‘Your Name.’ Producer

GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights to romantic sci-fi/fantasy feature Fireworks, the highest grossing film to date from studio Shaft. The Japanese production’s ... Continue Reading →
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Watch: Travel Oregon Spot Conjures an Anime Fantasy in the PNW

An animated ad for Travel Oregon’s new “Only Slightly Exaggerated” campaign from indie agency Wieden + Kennedy is taking the ‘net by storm, thanks to lush and jewel-hued ... Continue Reading →
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MONSTRA Fest Grows Up with 18th Edition

MONSTRA Lisbon Animation Festival returns to the Portuguese capital this week for its 18th birthday. Running March 8-18, this year’s event will pay homage to Estonian animation with ... Continue Reading →
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Actor David Ogden Stiers, Voice of Cogsworth, Dies Age 75

David Ogden Stiers, a three-time Emmy-nominated actor and voice actor known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* and iconic Disney animation characters like ... Continue Reading →
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Titanic NY Toy Fair & Licensing Round-Up!

Read on for animated highlights from the world of licensing & merchandising, fashion, fun and collectibles from New York Toy Fair 2018 and beyond. JAKKS Pacific Reveals 2018 Lineup Nickelodeon: Shimmer ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘Boro’ Short Premiering at Ghibli Museum Next Month

While Studio Ghibli fans are still flying high on the news last fall that both father and son directors Hayao Miyazaki and Goro Miyazaki are working on new feature projects, a smaller ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Get Swept Up in the Opening Scene for ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

For a limited time, GKIDS is making the stunning first scene to Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and the Witch’s Flower available to view online. The nail-biting opener takes viewers ... Continue Reading →