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‘Godzilla’ Anime Set for Netflix Worldwide

The first-ever Godzilla anime feature will be available to stream worldwide through Netflix this year, according to Anime News Network. The Japan outpost of the VOD giant is working ... Continue Reading →
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First-Look at First-Ever ‘Godzilla’ Anime Feature

Legendary Japanese studio Toho announced last August that monster movie icon Godzilla would be starring in his first animated feature. Now, the first six voice cast members have been ... Continue Reading →
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Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Wins LAFCA Animation Award

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) announced Sunday that Japanese entry Your Name. was selected as Best Animated Film for 2016. The critically acclaimed work of director ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Alan Moore Is Retiring from the Comics World At a press conference for his upcoming novel Jerusalem, the legendary penman behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta announced he has “about ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’ to Make Animated Feature Debut

Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla movie which will come rampaging into theaters next year, according to Variety. Godzilla ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Co-Pro ‘The Red Turtle’ Due in September

Japanese film distributor Toho has announced its 2016 release lineup, including the promise that Studio Ghibli’s feature co-production The Red Turtle, directed by Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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CG ‘Doraemon’ Flick Set for 50-Plus Countries

Robot and Shin-Ei Animation’s Stand By Me Doraemon — the first ever 3D CG feature film starring the super popular robot cat character — will expand its theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Old is New Again, Part 2: ‘Godzilla’

In a summer filled with old, familiar characters getting high-tech, big-budget, cinematic reboots, the venerable Godzilla looks to stand fire-breathing-head-and-shoulders above just ... 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 →