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Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

GKIDS Brings 11 Acclaimed Titles to The Criterion Channel

Oscar-nominated animated features ‘Chico & Rita,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine’, and ‘A Cat in Paris’ among films being featured during the channel’s ‘Persistence of Vision’ Animated Features Showcase, Saturday Matinees, and the weekly Women Filmmaker/Artist Spotlight.

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Expanded GLAS Animation Grants Program Open for Applications

New sponsorships have enabled larger awards for 2021; applications being accepted from U.S.-based individual filmmakers/artists through August 1.

Awards Headline News

Producers Guild Announces 2021 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:45am

‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ among top producer award nominees.

A New Studio Ghibli Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Goro Miyazaki Talks ‘Earwig and the Witch’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:45pm

Now showing in select U.S. theatres and premiering tomorrow on HBO Max, Studio Ghibli’s first fully 3D/CG feature, helmed by the iconic Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki’s son, pushes the venerated home of classic, hand-drawn 2D into the contemporary world of CGI.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 78th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:22am

DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and ‘Soul,’ Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon,’ and Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ snag nominations for best animated feature.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Launches Official English-language Studio Ghibli Social Media Channels

Deal with the award-winning Studio Ghibli marks an extension of long-term partnership; US based distributer already handles famed animation studio’s North America theatrical and home video rights.

At the Movies! Headline News

Tickets on Sale for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and The Witch’ in U.S. Theaters February 3

Fathom Event screenings will feature special interviews with director Goro Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki; studio’s first entirely 3D/CG animated film also begins streaming February 5 on HBO Max.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

GKIDS Drops English Dub Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves sings the English language version of the film’s theme song, ‘Don’t Disturb Me.’

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

‘Lupin III: The First’ Bridges the 2D-3D Gap Between Eastern and Western Animation

Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi share their efforts, with support from the franchise’s late creator, Monkey Punch, to respectfully depict iconic 2D anime characters in the 3D/CG style more familiar to international audiences.

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Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart Talk ‘Wolfwalkers’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:07pm

The directors of Cartoon Saloon’s stunning new animated feature discuss the film’s metaphorical look at Ireland’s wolves and folklore extinctions, tempering new ideas with old wisdom, and their ongoing love of hand-drawn 2D animation.

Books Headline News

‘The Art of WolfWalkers’ Behind-the-Scenes Book Available November 10

Showcasing the craft and skill behind the Apple Original Film, ‘WolfWalkers,’ Charles Solomon and James Baxter’s new book features an afterword by the movie’s director Tomm Moore and co-director Ross Stewart.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ Hits U.S. Theaters November 13

The Apple Original Film about a young girl confronting something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down, is being distributed domestically by GKIDS; produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, the film premieres December 11 on Apple TV+.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

You Might Get Bitten by New ‘Wolfwalkers’ Legendary Prologue

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:02am

Anything wild must be the work of the devil, and the wolves of the forest have mysterious, magical powers to heal… and turn humans into wolves with their bite, in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming soon to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Bring ‘Lupin III: The First’ Home in Time for Christmas - Available on Digital Dec 15

The iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature coming to Blu-ray + DVD combo pack January 12, 2021.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

WATCH: Danger and Magic Abound in Official ‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:30am

A young girl confronts something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

Coming Soon! Headline News

‘Lupin III: The First’ Coming to Select Theaters October 18 and 21

The iconic anime superstar is back in the highly anticipated 3D/CG animated feature; coming to home entertainment platforms soon…but not soon enough!

Coming Soon! Headline News

Prepare to Be Teased! ‘Lupin III: The First’ Coming Soon

Based on the manga originally published in 1967, the iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature - watch both teaser trailers now!

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

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Animating the Essence of Nature in Ayumu Watanabe’s ‘Children of the Sea’

The director discusses bringing Daisuke Igarashi’s 2006 manga to life in a dazzling, iridescent, and beautifully animated film that captures the complex bonds between all living things.

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