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Polygon Pictures Announces PPixel Non-Photorealistic Rendering Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:51pm

New system from studio behind ‘BLAME!’ and ‘GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters’ supports diverse visual styles, including cel shading, which replicates the look of hand-drawn cel animation in 3D.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

‘Spirited Away’ Collector’s Edition Coming November 12

Limited edition Blu-ray, book and CD include original theatrical trailers, storyboards, TV spots, and a look behind the microphone during the making of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's seminal, Oscar-winning animated film.

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Last Call for Submissions to New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Short film submissions due by June 30, features by July 31, for 6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Limited Edition ‘Princess Mononoke’ Collector’s Set Arrives Today

Shout! Factory releases limited quantities of Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s treasured masterpiece, which include Blu-ray, 40-page book, hours of special features and soundtrack. 

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Submissions Now Open for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019, is now accepting short film submissions in VR, GIF animation and digital motion comics. 

Anime Headline News

TEASER: GKIDS Acquires NorAm Rights to ‘Children of the Sea’

Latest animated feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C is directed by Ayumu Watanabe with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi.

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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.

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Merging Hand-Drawn Tradition with CG Artistry for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

The acclaimed director of ‘Wolf Children’ and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ paints an intimate portrait of a young boy’s vivid imagination and how it helps him accept the arrival of his baby sister in one of the last Japanese animated features to employ hand-drawn animation.

Eleven Arts Headline News

CLIPS: Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Returns to U.S. Cinemas Jan. 28 & 31

Based on the original manage by Yoshitoki Oima, hit Japanese coming-of-age drama is  a moving depiction of the struggles of adolescence.

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.’

Eleven Arts Headline News

Naoko Yamada’s ‘A Silent Voice’ Back in U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only

Eleven Arts and Fathom Events partner to bring anime feature to more than 500 big screens nationwide on Monday, January 28 and Thursday, January 31.

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.

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