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Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2019: Guest Country Japan in the Spotlight

Toei Animation’s Yôichi Kotabe to serve as Guest of Honor; Studio Ponoc’s short film anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ to receive French premiere.

GKIDS Headline News

CLIPS: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ Now in Theaters!

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

GKIDS Headline News

CLIP: Studio Ponoc’s Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ in Theaters January 10 & 12

Animated anthology from Studio Ponoc follows the studio’s critically acclaimed 2017 release, ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower.’

GKIDS Headline News

TRAILER: GKIDS Sets Theatrical Dates for Studio Ponoc Short Film Anthology ‘Modest Heroes’

Studio Ponoc’s animated anthology comes to more than 500 U.S. cinemas in the original Japanese and English-dubbed versions on January 10 & 12.

GKIDS Headline News

Studio Ponoc Short Film Anthology, ‘Modest Heroes,’ Headed to North America

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Modest Heroes: Studio Ponoc Short Theatre, Volume 1’; theatrical release set for January 2019.

Animated Feature Films Blogs

Review: ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ and ‘Have a Nice Day’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:07pm

At long last, AWN’s resident Miscreant returns to writing about animation – in particular, two recent features, From China and Japan, that couldn’t be more different.

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A Practical Guide to Magic: Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

Debut feature from Studio Ghibli alums Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura taps into the visual style and storytelling sensibility for which the legendary studio is known, hoping to pick up the mantle of creating world-class animation for all ages.

GKIDS Headline News

Clip: Watch the Opening Scene of Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

First animated feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc arrives in select theaters January 19th, preceded by a special Fathom Events premiere screening on January 18th.

GKIDS Headline News

New Trailer & Poster Arrives for Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and the Witch's Flower’

Debut feature from Studio Ghibli alums to screen in movie theaters nationwide on January 18th accompanied by an exclusive interview with Oscar-nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Anime Headline News

‘Mary and The Witch's Flower’ to Premiere in Theaters Jan. 18

The debut feature from Studio Ponoc will screen in movie theaters nationwide, featuring an exclusive interview with the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers.

GKIDS Headline News

ANIMATION IS FILM Festival Announces Initial Feature Competition Line-Up & Jury

Inaugural edition takes place October 20-22, 2017 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, Hollywood; tickets on sale and full slate to be announced September 20.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Acquires NA Rights to Ponoc’s ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’

The first animated feature by Japan’s Studio Ponoc is by the Oscar-nominated director of ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ and ‘When Marnie was There.’

Technology Headline News

‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ First Feature to Use OpenToonz Software

Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s anime feature the first film to use open-source animation production software with functions customized by the longtime Toonz user Studio Ghibli.

In Passing Headline News

Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Passes Away at 57

Renowned Japanese animator known for her work on nearly every major Studio Ghibli production, as well as Katsuhiro Otomo’s ‘Akira’ adaptation, dies following treatment for an unspecified illness at a Tokyo hospital.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Studio Ghibli Adapts World’s Oldest Manga for Conservation Project

New 30-second commissioned animation created for energy company Marubeni Shin Denryoku is based on ‘Choju Jinbutsu Giga’ (‘Scrolls of Frolicking Animals’), 12th and 13th century drawings that are widely considered to be the earliest examples of manga in Japanese history.

Awards Headline News

‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ Win Big at the 88th Academy Awards

Oscar gold: Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature and Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala’s ‘Bear Story’ wins best animated short; ‘Ex Machina’ wins VFX prize.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Awards Headline News

Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Tomorrowland’ Tops Slow Holiday Weekend

Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ suffers one of the worst Memorial Day starts in recent history with a $41.7 million North American debut. Meanwhile, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ speeds past the $100 million mark overseas.

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