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Hosoda to Premiere ‘Mirai’ in Cannes

The latest movie from Japanese helmer Mamoru Hosoda, Mirai of the Future will screen as part of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight section in May and will later be released by global outfit ... Continue Reading →
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Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’ Coming to NorAm Theaters with GKIDS

GKIDS has picked up North American distribution rights for Mirai, the highly anticipated new animated feature from celebrated director Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, ... Continue Reading →
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Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai of the Future’ Gets Japanese Release Date

Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future), the latest project from acclaimed animated fantasy filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda, has been slated for release in Japan on July 20, 2018 after previously ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest Fetes Mamoru Hosoda

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place October 25 through November 3, is continuing festival director Yasushi Shiina’s work to bring more animation into the TIFF ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boy and the Beast’ Wins Japan Academy Prize

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast, has taken the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. The 39th annual awards ceremony was held in Tokyo ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Snaps Up U.S. ‘Boy and Beast’ Rights

North American anime distribution specialist FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the rights for theatrical, digital and home video release of upcoming Japanese animated feature The ... Continue Reading →
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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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‘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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Otomo’s ‘Combustible’ Wins Japan’s Media Arts Award

Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated short Combustible won Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award on Thursday (Dec. 13). Set in mid-18th-century Edo (the old name for Tokyo), the ... 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 →