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Miyazaki’s Magnificent Coda

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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Things We Loved About 2013!

That mouse, that bear…and the exquisite charm of the 2D French movie, Ernest & Celestine. Frozen‘s spunky princess, that goofy snowman and the return of the Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Three Toons to Vie for Golden Globe

The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards have been unveiled, and Toon Town seems a bit under-represented considering all the great flicks offered throughout 2013. Only three ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Wins N.Y. Critics’ Prize

The New York Film Critics Circle has selected Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as the Best Animated Movie of the Year. The Circle is well known for being one of the earliest groups ... 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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Hot Clip: Ghibli’s ‘Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’

While U.S. audiences are just beginning to get familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as it’s playing in limited release to qualify for the Oscars, another Studio ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Feature Contenders

Although some naysayers were complaining about the quality of the animated features in contention this year, how can you really be grumpy about a year that had a wonderful 2D animated ... Continue Reading →