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‘The Films of Studio Ghibli’ Returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox

That all-anime spotlight program “Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli” will return for a third time to TIFF Bell Lightbox as a delightful audience treat for the holiday ... 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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Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Dies Age 57

Makiko Futaki, a long time Japanese feature animator whose most recent work was on Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, died May 13 of an “unspecified illness,” ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Film Adapts 12th Century Manga

Acclaimed Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli may have slowed down its feature production pace (its last full length film, When Marnie Was There, came out in 2014) — but that doesn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Ex-Ghibli Auteur Reflects on His Oscar-Nominated Animation Hiromasa Yonebayashi discusses his haunting hand-drawn film When Marnie Was There with the Japan Times. Guardians of the Galaxy ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Week Events to Fete Nominees

In the week leading up to the 88th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is presenting a series of public programs to celebrate the hard work of this year’s nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars: Animated Feature Nominees React

Anomalisa Paramount / Starburns Industries “We are thrilled to be recognized by the Academy, alongside such a great group of animated films. We are grateful for the dedication ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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13 Songs from Animated Films Among 74 Vying for Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Retrospective Kicks Off in NYC

New York’s IFC Center is beginning a 22-film screening series on Friday, December 11 celebrating some of the finest Japanese animated features ever made: the complete longform works ... Continue Reading →