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Animation Is Film Announces Full Slate Of Films!

Clockwise from top left: Fireworks, Should We See It From the Side or the Bottom;  Mutafukaz; Night Is Short, Walk on Girl; Son of Jaguar and Sonaria. 

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival has announced its full slate of films  from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes, with filmmakers attending for most screenings.

The festival will also feature studio events, special screenings, short film programs, and VR lounge.

Animation Is Film will take place at TCL Chinese 6 Theater from October 22-24.

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Animation Is Film Festival Announces Initial Feature Competition Line-up and Jury!

Photo Credit: Animation is Film

Animation Is Film announced today the preliminary competition line-up and jury for its inaugural edition.  The Festival will present a selection of new animated feature films from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes. The full festival line-up will be announced and tickets will be on sale starting September 20 at animationisfilm.com.

The festival launches October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The Festival will present a highly selective showcase of animated films from around the world, plus red carpet, filmmaker Q&As, special events, receptions, and both juried and audience awards.

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Dreaming Trailer: Napping Princess!

Napping Princess – Art courtesy of GKIDS.

Kokone Morikawa has a bad habit of napping during the day, but when her father disappears three days before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – and is accused of stealing technology from a powerful corporation.

Kokone enlists the aid of childhood friend Morio to  find him – and they realize that her dreams (of a world with incredible motorized contraptions) are the key to finding him – and the mystery of the stolen tech.

GKIDS is bringing Napping Princess – directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) – to North America in both dubbed and original Japanese voice tracks. It opens in Los Angeles and New York on September 8th – before platforming across the continent.

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GKIDS and Fathom Events Present Theatrical Re-Release of Castle In The Sky!

Castle in the Sky – Cel art courtesy of GKIDS and Studio Ghibli.

GKIDS is teaming with Fathom Events to bring the Hayao Miyazaki classic Castle in the Sky to theaters for two nights – August 27 and 28.

The August 27th screening will be dubbed – with the English voice cast including Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Mandy Patinkin, Jim Cummings and more.

The August 28th cast will feature the Japanese voice cast’s performance and will be subtitled in English.

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GKIDS Acquires Home Entertainment Rights to Studio Ghibli Catalog!

GKIDS has acquired the home entertainment rights for the Studio Ghibli catalog – including such classic titles as Princess Mononke and Spirited Away.

The distributor will reissue the Studio Ghibli titles beginning with eight titles in October: Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

All eight titles will be in stores on October 31st.

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GKIDS Unveils Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Clip Leading Into Studio Ghibli Fest 2017!

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 – a 6-film monthly series of anime masterpieces – kicks off with screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro on June 25th.

Ahead of the fest, GKIDS is unveiling a new clip from Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

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GKIDS, Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety Launch Animation Is Film Festival!

My Life as a Zucchini – 2017 Oscar® nominee for Best Animated Film – Photo courtesy of GKIDS.

GKIDS (producer and distributor of animated features for adults and family audiences), Annecy International Animation Film Festival (the world’s leading animation Festival and Market) and Variety magazine have announced the launch of Animation Is Film – and annual animation film festival in Los Angeles.

The first edition will run October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood (Mann’s Chinese Theater) with a showcase of 20 programs including feature films in competition, special presentations, retrospectives and short film programs.

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Environmental Disaster Trailer: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea!

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea – a subversive animated film in which an earthquake causes a high school to float out to sea, where it begins to sink – Photo courtesy of GKIDS

Teen angst during an environmental crisis forms the base for the comedy and drama in the GKIDS animated film, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea.

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea’s voice cast includes Jason Schwartzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon. It was written and directed by Dash Shaw.

A release date is TBD.

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Hopeful Trailer: My Life as a Zucchini!

My Life as a Zucchini – Switzerland’s entry as Best foreign Language Film for the Oscars® – is the story of a boy who finds himself in an orphanage, filled with kids his own age after his mother dies, thanks to his policeman friend, Raymond.

With the help of Raymond and his new friends, gradually, Zucchini’s life gets better.

My Life as a Zucchini will released in both its original French (with subtitles) and an English-dubbed version – featuring Nick Offernan, Will Forte, Amy Sedaris and Ellen Page – on February 24th. The English-dubbed trailer follows the jump.

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GKIDS and Fathom Events Bring Princess Mononke To America For Two Nights Only!

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On Hayao Miyazaki’s birthday, GKIDS and Fathom Events will celebrate by bringing the acclaimed director’s masterpiece, Princess Mononke, back to select American theaters for two nights: January 5, 2017 (with English dubbed) and January 9, 2017 (in the original Japanese with English subtitles).

For ticket info and more, follow the jump.

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GKIDS Brings Spirited Away To Theaters For 15th Anniversary!

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Spirited Away is considered by many to be Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest film.

This year is the film’s 15th Anniversary and GKIDS is bringing it back to theaters for two days – December 4th & 5th – along with an exclusive short film from Studio Ghibli called Ghiblies: Episode 2.

Spirited Away follows 10-year old Chihiro on what she expects to be a boring trip with her parents but takes her into a world of ‘fantastic spirits, shape-shifting dragons and a witch who never wants to see her leave.’

For more details, read on.

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