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Academy Shines Spotlight on Anime Classics

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Academy Shines Spotlight on Anime Classics

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will shine a spotlight on Japanese animation with the opening May 15 of an exhibit titled ANIME! High Art ‘ Pop Culture.

The exhibit will feature some 400 animation cels, clips and character models from classic anime films including Akira, Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Pokemon: The First Movie, Princess Mononoke, Sailor Moon and Yu-Gi-Oh!

The exhibit is organized around several themes, such as shonen, shojo, early anime, Studio Ghibli, science fiction and fantasy. An adults-only area will include a look at erotic anime.

The exibit is being presented in partnership with the Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, with support from the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

The exhibit will be held in the Grand Lobby and Fourth Floor galleries of the Academy’s Beverly Hills facility, 8949 Wilshire Blvd. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. The exhibit will be closed Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday weekends and runs through Aug. 23.

For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit

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