‘Anomalisa’ Wins Grand Jury Prize at Venice

The stop motion animated film Anomalisa won the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Venice Film Festival this weekend. The film, directed by renowned screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and ... Continue Reading →

Toei Unveils New Offerings at MIPCOM

Judging from Toei Animation’s eclectic mix of projects at the MIPCOM market this week, the Japanese studio continues to deliver new seasons of favorites as well as original projects ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s Retirement Boosts B.O. for ‘The Wind Rises’

Looks like retirement has so far been a good career move for Hayao Miyazaki. Following the animation master’s announcement last week at the Venice Film Festival that he is retiring ... Continue Reading →

Toei Unveils ‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ in Venice

Although Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises got most of the coverage at the recent Venice Film Festival, another big Japanese feature was also screened at the global event. Directed ... Continue Reading →

New Reviews of Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Are In

Following the news about Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement, we tracked down some of the new reviews of his latest (and now possibly final movie) The Wind Rises, ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

It’s Official: Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring

Beloved Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, according to Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli. The news was announced at the Venice Film Festival where the 72-year-old ... Continue Reading →

Italy’s ‘Art of Happiness’ Debuts at Venice Festival

Industry watchers who are complaining about the sameness of all the CG-animated studio movies at the box office this summer will be happy to know that international animators are doing ... Continue Reading →

Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →

‘Pinocchio’ to Open Venice Days

The independently run branch of the Venice Film Festival known as Venice Days will open on August 30 with the long-awaited 2D animated feature, Pinocchio, directed by Italy’s Enzo ... Continue Reading →

TV Broadcast of ‘Persepolis’ Divides Tunisians

Marjane Satrapi’s Oscar-nominated 2007 animated feature Persepolis has been the center of a political storm in Tunisia this past week. After Muslim fundamentalists attacked the TV ... Continue Reading →