US screenings scheduled for October 20th
Distributor Eleven Arts has announced an October 20th date for the US screenings of anime movie A Silent Voice. With that, animation site Cartoon Brew has confirmed that Kyoto Animation's adaption of Yoshitoki Oima's acclaimed manga will qualify to be nominated for the Oscar in the Academy Awards' Best Animated Feature category.
That's 3 anime films qualified:— Cartoon Brew (@cartoonbrew) August 30, 2017
A Silent Voice (Eleven Arts)
Mary and the Witch's Flower (GKIDS)
In This Corner of the World (Shout Factory)
In 16 years, the Academy has nominated 6 animated features from Japan. All 6 were either produced or co-produced by Ghibli.— Cartoon Brew (@cartoonbrew) August 30, 2017
In a year with strong non-Ghibli entries from Japan, will the Academy recognize any of the films or ignore them as they traditionally have?— Cartoon Brew (@cartoonbrew) August 30, 2017