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Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’: Learning to Become Your Truest Self

The Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director discusses his new film, about a shy young high school girl who comes of age as she takes a fantastical journey through the virtual world of ‘U,’ releasing today in North American theaters.

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‘Belle’: GKIDS Releases Dazzling Opening Scene and More New Footage

Mamoru Hosoda’s highly anticipated new animated feature introduces its unique universe with a sweeping musical number that instantly immerses you in the digital world “U.”

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ Hits Theaters January 14

Produced by Japan’s Studio Chizu, the Annie-nominated animated feature tells the heartfelt story of a shy high school student growing up in the age of Social Media; GKIDS is releasing the film in cinemas next week, with IMAX previews beginning January 12.

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‘Flee’ Takes AIF 2021 Grand Prize

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s ‘touching and innovative’ film shares the personal history of an Afghan refugee; ‘Belle’ awarded special jury prize, with the audience award going to ‘The Crossing.’

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Animation Is Film Reveals Jurors and Special Events

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:02pm

Taking place October 22-24, the festival kicks-off with the North American premiere of Netflix’s feature, ‘The Summit of The Gods;’ virtual program will be free to view during the event – tickets are now available.

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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.

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Studio Chizu Releases New Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 1:47pm

Animated musical fantasy from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim as well as ‘Wolfwalkers’ co-directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

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WATCH: First Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s ‘Belle’

The music-driven and reality-bending animated film from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim.

ITFS Headline News

‘Bloeistraat 11’ and ‘Mirai’ Take Top Prizes at Stuttgart

26th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes with a host of awards for International and German animated projects. 

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GKIDS Bringing Animation Is Film Festival to Beijing

Special animation section at the 2019 Beijing Int’l Film Festival is largest slate of international animated feature films to be shown in China.

Awards Headline News

Oscar Week Events Highlight Animated Feature & Short Film Nominees

Animated Feature event to be hosted by DreamWorks Animation producer Bonnie Arnold; USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Tom Sito to host Animated Short Film event.

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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.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

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91st Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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Nominations Announced for 91st Academy Awards

Brad Bird’s ‘Incredibles 2,’ We Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai, Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

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Nominations Announced for 76th Golden Globe Awards

Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai,’ Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

GKIDS Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win Free Tickets to Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

From the celebrated director behind ‘The Boy and the Beast,’ soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together in U.S. theaters November 29 and December 5 & 8.

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Festival Pass to ANIMATION IS FILM!

Second annual edition running October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will present a selection of new animated features from Asia, Europe, South America and North America.

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Japan in the Spotlight at Second Annual ANIMATION IS FILM Festival

Studio Ponoc to debut new short film compilation, ‘Modest Heroes,’ from directors Yoshiyuki Momose, Akihiko Yamashita and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

GKIDS Headline News

New Trailer Arrives for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

Japanese animated film from the celebrated director behind ‘The Boy and the Beast,’ ‘Wolf Children,’ ‘Summer Wars,’ and ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ flies to U.S. theaters on November 30.

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‘Ruben Brandt, Collector,’ ‘Seder-Masochism’ Among 11 Features to Compete at ANIMATION IS FILM

Initial feature competition lineup and jury announced for second annual edition running October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

Japanese animated film from the celebrated director behind ‘The Boy and the Beast,’ ‘Wolf Children,’ ‘Summer Wars,’ and ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ arrives in theaters on November 30, 2018.

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