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Toei's Mononoke to Screen at Nippon Connection

Press Release from Toei Animation Co. Ltd.

JAPAN (April 16, 2009) -- Toei Animation announced today that MONONOKE has been chosen to screen at this year's Nippon Connection taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from April 15-19.

With more than 150 features and short films, the Nippon Connection film festival showcases a broad scope of current Japanese film productions, from avant-garde and anime to blockbusters and documentary films, many of them German and European premieres. The festival is divided into the following categories: Nippon Cinema, Nippon Digital, Nippon Retro, Nippon Culture and Nippon Connection Festival. MONONOKE will be present at Nippon Digital on Saturday, April 18.

MONONOKE -- A mysterious medicine vender faces a various type of dangerous spirits -- known as Mononoke -- as he travels on the roads of Japan. With the stylish character design and incorporating innovative, never-used-before CG processing, e.g. texture simulating Japanese paper, this series leads you to the extraordinary animation world.

About Toei Animation Co. Ltd.

With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Paris, Toei Animation (Jasdaq: 4816) ranks amongst the world's most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation's operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Since its founding in 1956, Toei Animation has produced more than 9,900 episodes of TV series (181 titles) and 192 long feature films as of September, 2008.