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Results For the 42nd Annie Awards Favor “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, Disney Animation

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison February 1, 2015
DreamWorks Animation and Disney Television Animation were the biggest winners of the 42nd Annie Awards, which were held on the evening of January 31st in Los Angeles to honor the highlights of the animation industry in the past year. DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 was named Best Animated Feature and earned five other […]

English Voice Cast & Trailer Revealed for First “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” OVA

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 20, 2015
The official website for the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA has been updated with an English voice cast announcement for its first episode, along with an English version of its full-length trailer and other new content. The four-episode miniseries will tell the backstory of the One Year War recounted in the franchise-launching 1979 series Mobile Suit Gundam, emphasizing […]


GKIDS Acquires Studio Ghibli’s “When Marnie Was There”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 14, 2015
GKIDS Films has acquired North American rights for When Marnie Was There, the latest theatrical film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The film, based on the children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), tells the story of Anna, a lonely young girl who meets and befriends a mysterious girl […]

“How To Train Your Dragon 2” Wins Golden Globe Award

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison January 11, 2015
How To Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film Sunday night, marking the first victory for a DreamWorks Animation feature film since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association introduced the award in 2006. Based on the book series from Cressida Cowell and directed and written by Dean DeBlois, How To […]


Laika Announces Its Next Film, “Kubo and the Two Strings”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 29, 2014
Laika Animation’s fourth feature film will be Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika President and CEO Travis Knight and Focus Features CEO Peter Schlessel announced last week. The film is the first entry in a new three-picture deal announced between the two companies in October, which have also collaborated on Laika’s prior films Coraline, ParaNorman and […]

Mamoru Hosoda’s Next Film Is “The Boy and the Beast”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 11, 2014
In a press conference held at the headquarters of Toho Co, Ltd. in Japan, The Boy and the Beast (a.k.a. Bakemono no Ko) was announced as the next feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children). The film is being produced by Nippon TV and Studio Chizu, […]


17 Animated Films Considered For 2015 Golden Globe Nominations

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 10, 2014
This week, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association identified seventeen different animated feature films that qualified to be considered for nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. The nominees will be announced on Thursday, December 11 at 8:20 AM EST, one month prior to the award ceremony on January 11, 2015. NBC will broadcast the 72nd […]

Pixar Releases Second Trailer for “Inside Out”

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison December 10, 2014
Disney•Pixar has publicly released the next trailer for Inside Out, Pixar Animation Studios’ next feature film. The video puts the film’s premise on display by taking viewers into the minds of its lead character Riley and her two parents, whose feelings, thoughts and actions are managed by living embodiments of different emotions within the world of their […]

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Review: “Princess Mononoke” Blu-ray – The Indispensable Mythic Movie

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 24, 2014
Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]

CLIP: New “The Peanuts Movie” Trailer Highlights Snoopy, Reveals the Gang

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 18, 2014
20th Century Fox has released the first full official trailer for Blue Sky Studios’ upcoming film The Peanuts Movie today. While the teaser trailer released in March features Charlie Brown and Snoopy the new video spotlights Snoopy and Woodstock, one of Snoopy’s fantasized dogfights against the Red Baron, and a brief look at the entire Peanuts gang with some physical […]