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Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Dies Age 82

Isao Takahata, a globally revered writer, director and producer who co-founded Studio Ghibli, died Thursday, April 5 at the age of 82. Creator of powerful and well-loved films such ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Gets Magical US Trailer

GKIDS has unveiled the official US trailer for Studio Ponoc’s feature film debut, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, which is coming to the select stateside theaters January 19. While ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Soars with Altitude Film

Altitude Film Sales has secured international rights to the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, according to Variety. The 2D fantasy adaptation is directed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ponoc Teases ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

An ex-Ghibli reunion is heading to Japanese theaters next summer as Studio Ponoc — founded by former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura — will release its first animated ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Nabs NorAm Rights to Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS has inked a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli to bring the “unseen masterpiece” Only Yesterday to North America. Negotiated by Eric Beckman from GKIDS and ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... Continue Reading →