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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ to Open Anima in Brussels

The 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, which will offer adult and kids animated programming in Brussels from Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, will launch with Hayao Miyazaki’s ... Continue Reading →
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American Cinematheque Plans Adult Animation Series

The American Cinematheque is planning an “Animation for Adults” series, beginning this Thursday (Jan. 9) and running through Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Magnificent Coda

The ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces 5-Year Anniversary Festival

New York-based indie animation distributor GKIDS will launch a special five-year anniversary retrospective of its best titles at the IFC Center, Dec. 20 thru Jan. 2nd. The program, ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA Unveils List of 41st Annie Awards Nominees

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards. In the Best Animated Feature category, 2D is holding its own ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 2 2013

Which animated feature do you think deserves the Oscar this year? Frozen (Disney) The Croods (Fox/DreamWorks) The Wind Rises (Disney/Studio Ghibli) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination) Ernest ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’ No. 1 in Japan

Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature–and the first to be released following anime legend Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement–The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime ... Continue Reading →
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‘Approved for Adoption’ Arrives in L.A. & N.Y.

GKIDS brings Jung’s autobiographical live-action/animated documentary to the City of Angels. Documentaries—good ... Continue Reading →