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“The Breadwinner,” “Loving Vincent,” and More Women-Directed Animated Films Submitted for Oscar…

The Breadwinner,” “Loving Vincent,” and More Women-Directed Animated Films Submitted for Oscar Race“The Breadwinner

The Oscar race is heating up. Features submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, and five of the 26 are directed or co-directed by women, amounting to 19 percent of the award hopefuls.

Titles in the running include Nora Twomey’s “The Breadwinner,” the story of a girl who cuts her hair and disguises herself as a boy so she can earn money for her family after her father is imprisoned, and “Loving Vincent,” co-directed by Dorota Kobiela, an exploration of the life and death of Vincent van Gogh. The former is produced by Angelina Jolie and the latter marks the world’s first fully-painted feature film.

A press release announcing the news specifies that, “Depending on the number of films that qualify, two to five nominees may be voted.
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Pretty Packaging: A Silent Voice May Leave You Speechless

While the anime industry seemed to be in a rut for the last few years, desperately looking for new star directors to emerge, recently there has been no shortage of great adult-oriented films. Shinkai Makoto's Your Name broke all records, and Katabuchi Sonao's In This Corner of the World and Yamada Naoko's A Silent Voice have picked up awards at festivals worldwide. A Silent Voice even ended up being the most appreciated film by audiences at the Camera Japan Festival in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, no mean feat, especially when you consider that the film is a strong drama about bullying, seen from both the victims/survivors' and perpetrators' sides. UK-based distributor Anime Limited has now released A Silent Voice on Blu-ray, and while their edition isn't...

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26 films in the running for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 26 films are in contention for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at next year’s 90th Academy Awards. Here’s the full list…

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

Cinderella the Cat

Coco

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

Ethel & Ernest

Ferdinand

The Girl without Hands

In This Corner of the World

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Loving Vincent

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Moomins and the Winter Wonderland

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Napping Princess

A Silent Voice

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Star

Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale

Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Academy members will vote on the above list, with the nominations set to be
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Despicable Me 3, Coco, The Lego Ninjago Movie Among 26 Animated Films Considered for 90th Oscars

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

The Boss Baby

“The Breadwinner”

“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

“Cinderella the Cat

“Coco”

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

“Ethel & Ernest”

“Ferdinand”

The Girl without Hands

In This Corner of the World

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Loving Vincent

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Napping Princess

A Silent Voice

Smurfs: The Lost Village

“The Star”

Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale”

“Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”

Ferdinand. Tm and © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run.
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Oscars 2017: 26 Films Could Vie for Best Animated Feature

Oscars 2017: 26 Films Could Vie for Best Animated Feature
There won’t be any problem this year getting five nominees for Best Animated Feature. Twenty-six features were submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Frontrunners include Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead feature “Coco” and the Animation is Film Festival winner “The Breadwinner,” a GKids release backed by Angelina Jolie.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

“Cinderella the Cat

“Coco”

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

“Ethel & Ernest”

“Ferdinand”

The Girl without Hands

In This Corner of the World

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Loving Vincent

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Napping Princess

A Silent Voice

Smurfs: The Lost Village
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Oscars 2017: 26 Films Could Vie for Best Animated Feature

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Oscars 2017: 26 Films Could Vie for Best Animated Feature
There won’t be any problem this year getting five nominees for Best Animated Feature. Twenty-six features were submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Frontrunners include Disney/Pixar’s Day of the Dead feature “Coco” and the Animation is Film Festival winner “The Breadwinner,” a GKids release backed by Angelina Jolie.

The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

The Boss Baby

The Breadwinner

“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

Cinderella the Cat

“Coco”

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

“Ethel & Ernest”

“Ferdinand”

The Girl without Hands

In This Corner of the World

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Loving Vincent

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Napping Princess

A Silent Voice

Smurfs: The Lost Village
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Oscars: 26 Animated Features Submitted for Academy Consideration

Oscars: 26 Animated Features Submitted for Academy Consideration
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 26 film have submitted for consideration in this year’s animated feature category.

The submissions are:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

The Boss Baby

“The Breadwinner”

“Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie

Cars 3

“Cinderella the Cat

“Coco”

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

(more)“Ethel & Ernest”

“Ferdinand”

The Girl without Hands

In This Corner of the World

The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Loving Vincent

“Mary and the Witch’s Flower”

“Moomins and the Winter Wonderland”

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Napping Princess

A Silent Voice

Smurfs: The Lost Village

“The Star”

Sword Art Online: The Movie – Ordinal Scale”

“Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming”

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Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events list

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Present Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listPresent Laughter, Pokemon the Movie and Follies top our November Events listScott Goodyer11/1/2017 10:06:00 Am

November is here and this month's Event Cinema lineup is enough to keep the oncoming winter chill away! We've got a wide variety of different screenings, from ballet and Broadway to anime, to warm your hearts.

November 2nd: Present Laughter

The great actor Kevin Kline stars in the Broadway hit Present Laughter, which follows Garry Essendine, a self-indulgent actor who receives a visit from a young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright.

Watch the trailer below and for tickets - click here!

November 5th: Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You!

This special event explores Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The
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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Oct 20

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week The Killing of a Sacred Deer Only the Brave Wonderstruck The Snowman Same Kind of Different as Me Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween I’m planning to see… Geostorm A Silent Voice The Work expanding Breathe The Florida Project Goodbye Christopher Robin

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

now in cinemas Battle of the Sexes The Big Sick Brigsby Bear California Typewriter Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Detroit Dolores Dunkirk Faces Places The Glass Castle Ingrid Goes West Lady Macbeth Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Loving Vincent Lucky Maudie Patti Cake$ Polina Professor Marston & the Wonder Women School Life Spider-Man: Homecoming Step Stronger Take My Nose…
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China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Nets $70 Million Opening Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Nets $70 Million Opening Weekend
Spider-Man: Homecoming” was the only story of significance at the Chinese box office this weekend. With a market share exceeding 75%, it earned an impressive $70.3 million in its debut.

Highly anticipated as the first Hollywood live-action franchise movie to be released in China for two months, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” was given a massive platform of up to 137,000 screenings per day. That gave it the bandwidth to score 80% market share and $20.7 million on its opening Friday, followed by 77% and $28.3 million on Saturday. Its Sunday figure of $21.3 million was a similar 75% share, according to local data service Ent Group. Including previews and midnight screenings, the cumulative total is $71.8 million.

Sony reports the film’s total as the third-best opening of a superhero movie in China. About $6 million of the weekend total was earned from 442 IMAX screens, which IMAX reports as the best-ever opening weekend in September and the best opening weekend for a Sony film in China.

Far
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China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Spins $20 Million on Opening Day

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Spins $20 Million on Opening Day
Spider-Man: Homecoming” took an immediate and decisive leap to the top of the Chinese box office. On Friday, it opened with grosses estimated at $20 million (RMB130 million) by 8 p.m. local time.

Including previews, the superhero tentpole will finish its first full day with about $21.5 million (RMB142 million).

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While the figure is well outside the record book for an opening day in China, it was strong enough to halt the progress of all holdovers and new releases. The score represented a 53% share of Friday revenues, according to data from ticketing firm Weying Technology.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2” earned $94.4 million during its run in China.

Japanese film “The Shape of Voice” (aka “A Silent Voice”) took RMB10 million in second place, while last week’s chart-topper, “Dunkirk,” earned less than RMB9 million. All-time box office champion “Wolf Warriors 2” ground out another RMB4 million on Friday for a cumulative
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New poster and trailer for anime feature A Silent Voice

Ahead of its Us release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming anime feature A Silent Voice. Directed by Naoko Yamada, the film is based on Yoshitoki Ōima’s manga of the same name; take a look below…

A Silent Voice” follows the poignant and moving story of Shōya Ishida, a school bully, and Shōko Nishimiya, a young girl with a hearing disability. Their story begins in sixth grade when Shōko transfers to Shōya’s elementary school and quickly finds herself bullied and isolated due to her hearing disability. Years later, the tables turn, and Shōya finds himself the victim. “A Silent Voice” depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence alongside coming-of-age outside the norm.

A Silent Voice is set for release on October 20th in the States.
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Jul 10

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Get Out Personal Shopper Beauty and the Beast Spaceship I’m planning to watch… Frantz Neruda A Silent Voice

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

recent releases Aquarius Certain Women Chasing Asylum Denial Fences Finding Altamira Finding Kim The Founder The Great Wall Hacksaw Ridge Hidden Figures I Am Not Your Negro John Wick 2 Kong: Skull Island The Lego Batman Movie Letters from Baghdad Logan Loving Moonlight Prevenge The Salesman Toni Erdmann T2 Trainspotting 20th Century Women We Are X Elle Gold Patriots Day Spaceship Aftermath The Autopsy of Jane Doe A Cure for Wellness
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In This Corner of the World Review

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Author: Gloria Daniels-Moss

In this Corner of the World is a creative collage of brilliant animation, strong characters and compelling storytelling. Director and writer Sunao Katabuchi brings us a profound and overwhelming tale that is nothing short of heartbreakingly beautiful.

With recent works such as A Silent Voice, The Red Turtle and Your Name topping the charts, many of us are becoming familiar with Japanese animation and can’t wait for our next dose. Up next to tug (quite hard) on our heart strings, begins life as a gentle family drama – until World War II explodes and the enviable events in Hiroshima implode before our eyes.

Of course, if one is familiar with the famous Studio Ghibli; Takahata’s war-torn Grave of the Fireflies immediately springs to mind as Katabuchi serves up a hefty chunk of sentiment; though there is a distinct difference here placing them at opposite ends of the spectrum.
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'A Silent Voice' ('Koe no katachi'): Film Review | Annecy 2017

'A Silent Voice' ('Koe no katachi'): Film Review | Annecy 2017
The ripple effects of bullying come back to haunt a high school student years later — and over the course of two ambitiously overstuffed hours — in A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi), which was adapted from the popular manga series by Yoshitoki Oima.

Packed with drama, laughter, tears and at least two suicide attempts, this third animated feature from director Naoko Yamada (Tamako Love Story) does its best to condense a seven-volume series into one feature-length film, though it tends to suffer under the weight of so much material. Already a hit in Japan, where it grossed close to...
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Annecy Review: ‘A Silent Voice’ (Koe no katachi)

Annecy Review: ‘A Silent Voice’ (Koe no katachi)
Deafness becomes a metaphor for isolation and miscommunication in Nipponese anime “A Silent Voice,” which tracks the fracturing friendships in a school class when a hearing-impaired girl enters the mix. Narcissism, self-loathing, secret crushes and longing for acceptance — all the trademarks of puberty are vividly evoked in beguiling hand-drawn visuals. Moreover, the film boasts a fresh and engaging approach in tackling the ubiquitous Japanese subject of school bullying from the perspective of the bully rather than the victim. The third feature directed by Naoko Yamada has roped in nearly $20 million domestically and reverberated into cinemas in territories all over Europe, Latin America and Asia; it may create as much noise internationally as Japanese phenomenon “Your Name.

Yamada, whose first two TV-spinoff films “K-On!” and “Yamada Love Story,” were highly rated, is regarded as a rising star in Japan’s competitive anime industry. Her screen rendering of Yoshitoki Oima’s multiple
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Accessible screenings planned for A Silent Voice by Jennie Kermode - 2017-05-12 15:30:07

A Silent Voice

Naoko Yamada's A Silent Voice is the anime tale of a bully who regrets his treatment of a deaf girl and seeks to make amends years later, only to discover that it's not so easy. Earlier this year it enjoyed a successful run across the UK, but it was never made properly accessible to deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Now Showcase Cinemas are planning a series of screenings to let people like its heroine see how they've been represented.

The screenings, scheduled for 7pm next Tuesday evening (16th), will be fully subtitled so that audiences can see not only what's being said but what other sounds are being made. There will be explanations when musical cues in the film let us know about the heroine's emotional state, providing a much more comprehensive viewing experience.

The charity Action on Hearing Loss has long campaigned for cinemas to provide more accessible.
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McM London Comic Con 2017 Preview

It’s almost time to let free your inner geek as the first McM London Comic Con of 2017 gears up to get underway later this month as London’s ExCel plays host to another fantastic three-day pop culture extravaganza featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime amd steampunk – and of course, as always, some rather fantastic guests are going to be on hand to help you celebrate the event!

Fresh from his appearance in the galaxy far, far away as Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen headlines a rather fantastic line-up of guests alongside Summer Glau and Sean Maher, ak.a. River Tam and Simon from Joss Whedon’s beloved sci-fi Firefly.

Other stars of the screen set to be in attendance include Billie Piper (Doctor Who), Echo Kellum (Arrow), Victor Garber (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Luke Mitchell
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Annecy unveils 2017 line-up

Annecy unveils 2017 line-up
Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.

French animator and illustrator Arthur de Pin’s child-friendly comedy-horror tale Zombillenium (pictured) - set against the backdrop of an amusement-terror park were the staff are a motley crew of vampires, zombies and werewolves - will open this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, running June 12-17 this year.

It is among nine special event screenings including Pixar’s Cars 3, which will be proceeded by a presentation of footage from Mexico-set, Day of the Dead-inspired drama Coco in the presence of director Lee Unkrich, producer Darla K. Anderson and co-director Adrian Molina; Despicable Me 3 and The Big Bad Fox And Other Animals.

Zombillenium will also compete in the 10-title feature film competition.

Other contenders for Annecy’s Cristal for best feature film include Iranian director Ali Soozandeh’s Tehran Taboo, exploring sexuality
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‘Despicable Me 3,’ Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ ‘The Big Bad Fox’ to Bow at France’s 2017 Annecy Animation Festival

‘Despicable Me 3,’ Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ ‘The Big Bad Fox’ to Bow at France’s 2017 Annecy Animation Festival
Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3,” China, Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” and “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” look set to figure among highlights at June’s 2017 edition of France’s thriving Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival, a Mecca for animation companies and creatives from Hollywood and the world over.

In one sign of still-continued growth at Annecy, its International Animation Film Market (Mifa) will add an extra day, moving from three to four. Attendance at Mifa has grown year-on-year for the past decade, rating the film and TV market, which rolls off the dynamism of the international animation scene, as one of the fastest growing industry events in Europe.

Announced by the Annecy Festival as a world premiere, “Despicable Me 3” continues Chris Meledandri’s close relationship with the French festival which has hosted the bows of the first two parts of the franchise and “Minions” – to increasingly gargantuan worldwide box office.
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