Viborg Animation Festival

Viborg Animation Fest Celebrates Japan-Denmark Connection

The Viborg Animation Festival is kicking off in just under a month, bringing a week of exciting, engaging events to the central Jutland city. The 2017 edition, running Sept. 25 to Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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At the Movies: ‘Leap!,’ ‘Castle in the Sky’ and ‘Deep’

If you are looking to get your fix of animation at the movies this weekend, you have a quite a few choices to consider: First up, there is Leap!, the new CG-animated offering from the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: 3rd Day for ‘Castle in the Sky’, Blomkamp’s Shorts Shop, Women in VR, & More

Third Date Added for Studio Ghibli Classic ‘Castle in the Sky’ Due to overwhelming demand, GKIDS will present Studio Ghibli Fest screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved sci-fi/fantasy ... Continue Reading →
Mary and the Witch's Flower

GKIDS Picks Up ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ for NorAm

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the highly anticipated debut feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc will be coming to North American theaters this winter thanks to GKIDS. The deal ... Continue Reading →
Mary and the Witch's Flower

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Is First Feature Made in OpenToonz

Tokyo-based Dwango Co. has revealed that open source 2D animation production software OpenToonz is being used in a feature film project for the first time in Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Scores Studio Ghibli Catalog Rights

GKIDS is deepening its relationship with acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli with a new partnership that will see the stateside production-distribution co. handle home ... Continue Reading →
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Crunchyroll Announces New Titles & Con Guests at AX

Crunchyroll brightened up the 2017 Anime Expo in LA by announcing a fun lineup of new anime & manga titles coming to its platform, and the first raft of special guests confirmed ... Continue Reading →
My Neighbor Totoro

Studio Ghibli Plans ‘Totoro’ Theme Park to Open in 2020

Acclaimed animation house Studio Ghibli is planning a theme park dedicated to one of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, My Neighbor Totoro. Dubbed “Ghibli Park” ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Anime Legend Miyazaki Returns to the Director’s Chair Studio Ghibli has confirmed that its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement (again) to work on a new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →