Tokyo Film Fest Fetes Mamoru Hosoda

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place October 25 through November 3, is continuing festival director Yasushi Shiina’s work to bring more animation into the TIFF ... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Film Fest to Highlight Mamoru Hosoda

The Tokyo International Film Festival announces it will be highlighting two iconic Japanese directors at its 29th edition, running October 25 through November 3, 2016. The distinguished ... Continue Reading →

‘Boy and the Beast’ Wins Japan Academy Prize

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast, has taken the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. The 39th annual awards ceremony was held in Tokyo ... Continue Reading →

Funimation Dates ‘Boy and the Beast’ U.S. Release

Funimation Entertainment has named the date that U.S. audiences can catch Mamoru Hosoda’s latest animated feature, The Boy and the Beast. Both the original subtitled Japanese ... Continue Reading →

‘Wolf Children,’ ‘Millennium Actress’ at Roxie SF

San Francisco’s Roxie theater ( has revealed the titles for its fourth edition of “Nippon Nights” — a monthly series presenting a variety of Japanese cinema. Bay ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Snaps Up U.S. ‘Boy and Beast’ Rights

North American anime distribution specialist FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the rights for theatrical, digital and home video release of upcoming Japanese animated feature The ... Continue Reading →

‘Evangelion 3' Among U.S. Premieres at JFF

Visitors to San Francisco’s first-ever Japan Film Festival this summer will be able to feast their eyes on the Stateside premieres of hotly anticipated anime titles, including ... Continue Reading →

Top Animated Pics to Screen at L.A. Children’s Fest.

GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the ... Continue Reading →

‘Ernest & Celestine’ Earns Top NYICFF Prize

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest ... Continue Reading →

‘Wolf Children’ Wins Best Animation Japan Academy Prize

The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize ... Continue Reading →