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GKIDS Acquires NA Rights for Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

North American theater-goers will have a chance to see Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies) first new feature in 14 years as New York-based distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Fond Farewell

Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki bows out of the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Bring Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to N.A.

Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be handling North American theatrical distribution of Studio Ghibli’s latest animated film, The Wind Rises, directed by toon legend ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Getting Positive Early Reviews

The Hollywood trades have weighed in on Blue Sky’s new 3-D CG-animated feature Epic and the reviews are mostly positive. The fantasy adventure film, which is directed by Blue Sky ... Continue Reading →
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‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... 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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12 Animated Pics Make the Golden Globes Shortlist

Twelve animated features are on the shortlist for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Best Animated Feature Golden Globe category. The HFPA can choose up to five films for the ... Continue Reading →
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Voices Set for ‘Poppy Hill’

Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy ... Continue Reading →
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Buenos Aires Fest Launches Toon Event

The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film has announced a new spin-off event called Animated BAFICI – Winter Collection. The three day toon festival will kick off ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arrietty’ and More Secrets Revealed on DVD

The endless font of Japanese animated goodness spews forth on DVD shelves this week! The can’t-pass-up offering today is Disney’s North American version of Studio Ghibli’s The ... Continue Reading →