Animation and Anime
New Yorkers Will be Getting a Full Slate of Ghibli Movies and a Screening of the Absolutely Awesome Redline! - Plus Great Waterloo Schedule
Before we get to the New York awesomeness, The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema kicks off in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada tomorrow. The schedule includes
6:30pm – FULL METAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS (Japan, 2011)
Friday Nov. 18
6:30pm – LEAFIE – A HEN INTO THE WILD (S. Korea, 2011)
9:00pm – EL SOL (Argentina, 2011) - Special dressup event; concert after-party to follow
Saturday Nov. 19
1:00pm – FIMFARUM 3 (Czech Republic, 2011)
3:30pm – THE GREAT BEAR (Denmark, 2011)
6:30pm – THE PRINCESS AND THE PILOT (Recollections of a Certain Pilot) (Japan, 2011)
9:00pm – CHICO AND RITA (Spain/U.K., 2010)
Sunday Nov. 20
10:00am – ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS! (U.S.A., 2011)
1:00pm – CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES FROM DEEP BELOW (Japan, 2011)
Animation distributor GKIDS announced that they will be bringing a complete retrospective of films from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli to the IFC Center in New York from Friday, December 16 to Thursday, January 12. The run will include US premiere theatrical engagements for several titles, such as studio co-founder Isao Takahata's Only Yesterday and Tomomi Mochizuki's The Ocean Waves.
via Cartoon Brew
All fifteen Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be presented, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Films will be shown in both the subtitled and English dubbed versions.
GKIDS recently entered into an agreement with Studio Ghibli to handle North American theatrical distribution for their library of animated features. As the first engagements announced under the agreement, New York Film Festival presented a 25-year anniversary screening of Castle in the Sky and 10-year anniversary screening of Spirited Away. LA County Museum of Art and Film Independent will be presenting these same anniversary titles in a special preview screening on November 26.
Following the IFC Center engagement, the retrospective will tour to major US and Canadian markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Toronto, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, throughout the first half of 2012. GKIDS is also planning limited releases of select Studio Ghibli titles, many of which have never been released theatrically in the US, beginning late 2012.
STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS – IFC CENTER – DEC 16 TO JAN 12
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||Hayao Miyazaki (Isao Takahata)||Subtitled and dubbed (Uma Thurman, Shia LeBouf, Edward James Olmos, Mark Hamill)||1984||116 min|
|Castle in the Sky||Hayao Miyazaki (Isao Takahata)||Subtitled only||1986||126 min|
|My Neighbor Totoro||Hayao Miyazaki (Toru Hara)||Subtitled and dubbed (Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Tim Daly, Frank Welker)||1988||86 min|
|Kiki’s Delivery Service||Hayao Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Janeane Garofalo, Debbie Reynolds)||1989||102 min|
|Only Yesterday||Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled only||1991||118 min|
|The Ocean Waves||Tomomi Mochizuki (Nozomu Takahashi)||Subtitled only, digital only||1993||72 min|
|Porco Rosso||Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes, Brad Garrett, David Ogden Stiers)||1992||94 min|
|Pom Poko||Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (J.K. Simmons, Brian Posehn, Tress MacNeille, John DiMaggio)||1994||119 min|
|Whisper of the Heart||Yoshifumi Kondo (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Ashley Tisdale, Cary Elwes, Harold Gould, Brittany Snow)||1995||111 min|
|Princess Mononoke||Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver, Billy Bob Thornton, Jada Pinkett Smith, John DiMaggio)||1997||134 min|
|My Neighbors the Yamadas||Isao Takahata (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Tress MacNeille)||1999||111 min|
|Spirited Away||Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Michael Chiklis, Susan Egan)||2001||125 min|
|The Cat Returns||Hiroyuki Morita (Toshio Suzuki)||Subtitled and dubbed (Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Tim Curry, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, Avril Lavigne)||2002||75 min|
|Howl’s Moving Castle||Hayao Miyazaki (Toshio Suzuki)||Dubbed (Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal)||2004||119 min|
|Ponyo||Hiroyuki Morita (Toshio Suzuki)||Dubbed (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Tina Fey)|
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Manga Entertainment is set to release Takeshi Koike's much praised Redline and Studio 4ºC/Russian co-production First Squad: The Moment Of Truth on Blu-ray and DVD January 17th. Ahead of this video release, Redline will also have a limited theatrical run in Los Angeles starting December 2nd and in NYC starting on January 6th.
Redline—created by studio Madhouse (Paprika, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars)—is about the biggest and most deadly racing tournament in the universe. Only held once every five years, everyone wants to stake their claim to fame, including JP, a reckless dare-devil driver oblivious to speed limits with his ultra-customized car—all the while, organized crime and militaristic governments want to leverage the race to their own ends. Amongst the other elite rival drivers in the tournament, JP falls for the alluring Sonoshee—but will she prove his undoing, or can a high speed romance survive a mass destruction race?
Directed by Yoshiharu Ashino, First Squad: The Moment Of Truth is set during the opening days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Its main cast of characters is a group of Soviet teenagers, each with extraordinary abilities. The teenagers have been drafted to form a special unit to fight the invading German army. They are opposed by a Schutzstaffel (SS) officer who is attempting to raise a supernatural army of crusaders from the 12th Century Order of the Sacred Cross from the dead and enlist them in the Nazi cause. First Squad: The Moment Of Truth was produced by Eiko Tanaka, Misha Shprits and Aljosha Klimov.
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Nov. 16, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST
They're at least missing Grave of the Fireflies. Still cool though. I'd definitely like to see Totoro on a big screen with an audience.
Nov. 16, 2011, 10:56 p.m. CST
Grave of the Fireflies.
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST
Some seriously great films. Wish I had actually seen them when I was a kid. Nothing Disney makes manages to delight my girls like the Miyazaki films do. Anytime they see a blimp they get all excited - Look, Dad! AIR pirates!
Nov. 17, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST
My chance to finally see many of these gems on the big screen. Howl's Moving Castle is tops! My Neighbors The Yamadas is hugely underrated!
Nov. 17, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST
by Wyrdy the Gerbil
The three gods of animation,i love the Miyazaki films a bit more though
Nov. 17, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST
After Beaks' little post the other day, it would be great if you guys started adding details on whether the screenings you post about will be digital copies or film prints. I don't want to get another argument started (that thread is already heated enough) but there is a noticeable difference, good or bad, so it would be nice to know the particulars if the details are available.
Nov. 17, 2011, 3:14 a.m. CST
There are Ghibli fans outside of New York, you know. Overpriviledged SOB's get everything in New York.
Nov. 17, 2011, 4:56 a.m. CST
...Is good stuff. Not as mind-blowing as the rave reviews had led me to believe, but still, good stuff. If you're in the US and have a multi-region DVD and/or BD player, it came out in the UK this week.
Nov. 17, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
If I was more into Anime I'm sure the answer would present itself. But whenever I've checked in on a few animes in the past, like Dragonball-Z or now Redline, I've seen human size dogs, bears, etc walking amongst us? Is that a Japanese cultural thing? A neo-atomic plot device in which radiation has mutated us or... what's it mean? I'm curious and finally, I gotta know.
Nov. 17, 2011, 11:55 a.m. CST
Nov. 17, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Nov. 17, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST
That's... not typical at all... Most anime doesn't feature any overtly animal designed characters, mostly just humanoids. You just happened to see a few that did. Typically anime in the fantasy genre seems to have more of these... but not necessarily. REDLINE actually is sci-fi, so those animal characters are alien races. I don't believe there's any cultural reason as to why this is so anymore than having Jimminy Cricket and Bear Rabbit in Disney films. It's basically because these are fantastical cartoons and sometimes the artists like to draw animal/human characters. Other times there's usually the typical tropes of catgirls or dog boys for variety, or usually just some mascot pet for merchandising's sake.
Nov. 17, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST
I think in either Jan or Feb... but it'll be soon.
Nov. 18, 2011, 2:06 a.m. CST
by Wyrdy the Gerbil
It is a cultural thing involving Japanese folklore that certain animals can change into human forms but Redline does`nt fall into that category because as johnno said their supposed to be alien races
Nov. 19, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST
It is owned by another company, Shinchosha, who farmed out the animation to Ghibli much like everyone gets ILM to do CGI. Studio Ghibli does not own the rights to the film.
Nov. 23, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST
by Yotz Von Frelnik
That helps me accept it more readily, now. Every time I'd see them, I'd be like WHY?? All the way to the end of the episode/story and no characters would ever say anything about it.
Dec. 1, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST
Aaauuugh! I have to wait 'til next year? (Whoops! Got so freaked I didn't read the rest!) Hope it's a January release.
Dec. 1, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST
That is a great film! Gonna have to revisit 'Fireflies'. Haven't seen it in ages.
March 5, 2012, 2:58 p.m. CST