Animated films

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 […]

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 […]

Hayao Miyazaki to return for the last time

Hayao Miyazaki to return for the last time

Acclaimed Japanese film director and anime master Hayao Miyazaki will very soon return from his retirement for the last time to direct Studio Ghibli’s next. Back in 2013, the brain behind the films, such as My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away, had announced his retirement from feature length movies. However, it seems the Oscar-winning director […]

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 […]