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GKIDS dates Cannes premiere ‘Mirai’ for 2018 US theatrical release

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will theatrically release Mirai in theaters on Friday, November 30, 2018. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Mirai will be released in both its original Japanese language and a new English …

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing the Chances of My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea and Cinderella the Cat

The Animated Feature Oscar race is officially on. Yesterday AMPAS released the list of 26 eligible animated features in the category and while there were no notable indie omissions, Lionsgate’s My Little Pony: The Movie and TWC’s Leap! were notably absent. In our fourth analysis piece on this year’s indie contenders, we take a look at two low-profile indie animated …

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2018 Oscars: Animated Feature – Analyzing GKIDS’ The Breadwinner, The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales and The Girl Without Hands

Previously, we took a look at this year’s Animated Feature Oscar race and especially the indie contenders. In a first of a series of articles, we’ll be analyzing the Oscar chances of some of the year’s most prominent indie animated contenders, all from one this category’s favorite distributors, GKIDS. You can also check out our Foreign Language Film analysis series …

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2017 Oscar Predictions: ANIMATED FEATURE (August)

The Animated Feature Oscar race is pretty competitive this year. While our #1 prediction, Moana, hasn’t even come out yet, what we’ve seen of it from the trailer and stills and that Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) is doing original songs for the film (hello, EGOT) is enough to sell us on it as the film to …

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Annie Award Nominations

Disney’s Frozen and Monsters University (with Pixar) rule nominations with 10 apiece The International Animated Film Society unveiled their nomination for the 41st Annie Awards today. The organization hands out awards in a large number of categories, so a quick nomination count is in order, before you delve into what got nominated where. Disney and Pixar trump all, with Frozen …

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