The director of “Belle” says that a lot of anime filmmakers present young women in a way that “has nothing to do with the reality of who they are.”
This could well be the longest standing ovation the festival has ever given to an animated film.
Miyazaki’s influential series will be released by GKIDS later this year.
The Tokyo studio also condemned public discussion of its working conditions.
The company owed ¥137 million in unpaid taxes.
The anime titan has used tools to speed up coloring and convert photos into animation backgrounds.
“As I see it, the problem is that Netflix, a company with vast resources, has started commissioning at low rates,” says Ichii.
The film will come out on August 13 in over 240 countries and territories.
Explore the full list of new and continuing simulcast series announced so far by the anime streamer.
The virtual festival will run August 5–25 and be geo-locked for Canadians.
Exhibits will include illustrations, keyframes, layouts, and storyboards, as well as models used for the practical effects in Anno’s live-action productions.
The anime feature had its world premiere at last week’s Annecy Festival.
Our notes from a panel on Japanese animation including Tomm Moore, Sofia Alexander, and Michael Dudok de Wit.
The distributor is planning a winter theatrical release, positioning the film for an Oscar run next year.
The film’s first international trailer has dropped ahead of its Japanese release next month.
Since the arson attack on Kyoto Animation in 2019, multiple people have been arrested in Japan following threats made against animation workers.
“That kind of film would be a hit,” said the Studio Ghibli director on being told the gist of the movie.
The Japanese studio has threatened legal action against those who threaten or defame its staff.
The media titan is also looking to set up a cg studio with “top-class” global talent.
The anime title has grossed an estimated $36.6M to the Disney film’s $43.4M.