In other news: “Sing 2” is holding up well and “Encanto” has bombed in China.
Eric Wong, a production designer on Mamoru Hosoda’s new fantasy epic, speaks about designing the film’s vast virtual world.
Favorites like “Encanto” and “Flee” are jostling against smaller films such as “The Spine of Night” and “The Ape Star.”
L.A.’s Animation Is Film has announced the winners of its fourth edition, which was held in person on October 22–24. Flee …
L.A. dwellers: here’s your chance to see the buzziest indie features on the festival circuit.
These films could have a big impact on the Oscar race.
In other global news, “Belle” has topped the Japanese box office for the second weekend running.
The Warner Bros. sequel opened with $31.6 million domestically against a budget of $150 million.
This could well be the longest standing ovation the festival has ever given to an animated film.
The festival will also host the world premiere of “Satoshi Kon, The Illusionist,” a documentary about the late anime master.
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.
Children’s characters inspiring adult lingerie lines? Standards are different in Japan where Disney’s Consumer Products has transformed the dresses of Disney characters like Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, and Rapunzel into bras and panties.
I never imagined we’d be posting a parody of Belle’s song from Beauty and the Beast, but Beauty and the BEAT is ambitious as far as …