Animation

In a Heartbeat – Oscar shortlisted animated short film

In a Heartbeat – Oscar shortlisted animated short film

In a Heartbeat is one of the ten shortlisted animated short films for 2018 Oscars. Created by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, and produced at Ringling College of Art and Design, the film is now loved by many for its sweet message of love and friendship. In a Heartbeat follows Sherwin, a middle school boy […]

Mary and The Witch’s Flower – Studio Ponoc brings Ghibli signature

Mary and The Witch’s Flower – Studio Ponoc brings Ghibli signature

Studio Ponoc’s debut animated film Mary and The Witch’s Flower promises high with Studio Ghibli marks all over. The first English language trailer of the film released recently shows glimpses of Ghibli magic that we have experienced over the years.   Based on British author Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s book The Little Broomstick, Mary and […]

Ventana invites you to the dream world of Disney

Ventana invites you to the dream world of Disney

Watch Ventana – a beautiful short film created by Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Interns 2017. In the world of animation, one name stands tall and i.e. Disney. The Walt Disney Animation Studios has been known for its motion pictures that are benchmarks in setting standards for animation. The Talent Development program in Disney gives […]

Studio Ghibli series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

Studio Ghibli series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

A new Studio Ghibli series is soon coming to Amazon Prime. Called Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter, this new original Amazon TV series was originally aired in Japan back in 2014. This series is directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, who also directed two films: Tales from Earthsea (2006) and From Up on Poppy Hill […]

Whisper of the Heart (2006) – Written by Hayao Miyazaki

Whisper of the Heart (2006) – Written by Hayao Miyazaki

Whisper of the Heart in Japanese Mimi wo Sumaseba, which literally means If You Listen Closely, tells the story of Shizuku Tsukishima, a junior-high school student who is struggling to find out who she is. The movie takes you on a journey through her imagination and daily life as she makes decisions that will ultimately […]

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

Well, I found multiple titles for the film, including the Japanese ‘Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo’, Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below and ‘Journey to Agartha’. This 2011-released Japanese animated film is directed by Makoto Shinkai who draws his inspiration from none other than the acclaimed film director, animator and masterful storyteller Hayao Miyazaki. Shinkai […]

Studio Ghibli back in action with The Red Turtle [TRAILER]

  Studio Ghibli, the eminent Japanese animation film studio is back to produce films with The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge to be released on Sep, 2016). The film which set to be premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival is directed by Dutch filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit and written by French screenwriter Pascale Ferran. […]

Japanimation / Little Witch Academia

Inspired by a famous witch named Shiny Chariot, renowned for her unusual yet enchanting spells, an ordinary girl yet the lively Akko Kagari enters the Little Witch Academia with the dream of one day becoming as spectacular and cool as her idol. She does not belong to a wizard family, hence has not much lineage […]

Zootopia – surprisingly funny

via GIPHY Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” released recently in India, is a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”). Set in a human-free world inhabited only by animals, it is a goofy and joyful animated film. The movie […]

Frozen – an animated musical adventure

“Frozen” is this year’s coolest animated comedy adventure and yes; it’s a musical as well. The whole theatre was filled with kids and, of course, their parents. Like many Disney movies, this one is visually spectacular in that animated winter wonderland. Based on a fairy tale “The Snow Queen” (haven’t read though) this 3D animated princes […]

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