This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises. Meanwhile, Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" from Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. More after the jump.
Keep an eye out on the movie biz news this morning, because the nominees for this year's Oscars are about to be announced. A likely contender for Animated Picture is Hayao Miyazaki's Wind Rises. In anticipation of their February 27th Australian release of the revered director's swan song, Madman has put together a look at his anime movies going back to Castle of Cagliostro. Get a look after the jump.
Here's a fun breakfast baking project using the iconic shape of everyone's favorite Ghibli forest spirit., a baking and crafting Youtube channel dedicated to making all sorts of cute things, have put together an instructional video on how to make Totoro poptarts. Get a look after the jump.
In this Sunday's episode of The Simpsons, notorious geek Jeffrey"Comic Book Guy" Albertson marries autobiographical manga author Kumiko. The episode will boast a cameo by legendary comic writer Stan Lee, and it will feature a hallucination sequence paying tribute to retiring, revered anime director Hayao Miyazaki. Get a look after the jump.
Anime's most beloved director, Hayao Miyazaki celebrates his 73rd birthday today, January 5th, 2014. After graduating from Gakushuin in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics, he began working as an animator at Toei in April of that year. Meaning, that if he stays retired, his career will have spanned an amazing five decades. More after the jump.
Lauren Faust, developr of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, executive producer for the first season, and consulting producer for the second, as well as currently the co-producer, story editor and writer for Wander Over Yonder, recently got back on the fan-art horse, treating her Twitter followers to her take on the leads of Howl's Moving Castle. Get a look at the results after the jump.