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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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Miyazaki Pic Continues to Stir Auds in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, which opened in Japan on July 20, continues to divide audiences in the country. The pic offers a fictional take on the life of Jiro ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolf Children’ Wins Best Animation Japan Academy Prize

The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize ... Continue Reading →
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Hosoda to Helm ‘Wolf Children’ Movie

We have more details about popular anime director Mamoru Hosoda’s next movie. The helmer of acclaimed hits Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is working on Okami Kodomo ... Continue Reading →
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Summer Wars: When Worlds Collide

Anime visionary Mamoru Hosoda imagines a clash between two realities in his 2D sci-fi hit, Summer Wars. While toon town tab-keepers are pondering which of the slick, 3-D CG studio ... Continue Reading →
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Raves for ‘Illusionist’ Brighten Weak Holiday Box Office

Hollywood didn’t get exactly the present it wanted from the box office for Christmas, with box office failing to set any records despite some high-profile opening, but it did ... Continue Reading →
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‘Summer Wars’ Release Plans Expand

Summer Wars, one of the 15 films set to qualify for this year’s best animated feature Oscar race, has announced additional dates for its limited theatrical run. Directed by Mamoru ... Continue Reading →
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Summer Wars Gets Oscar-Qualifying Run

Distributor Gkids is planning an Oscar-qualifying run for the anime feature film Summer Wars, increasing the possibility that enough movies will enter the race to have five nominees ... Continue Reading →