Mamoru Hosoda's latest movie competes for prestigious award in "Best Animated Film" category
Mirai, the latest animated theatrical film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, has been nominated in the category of "Best Animated Film" for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, a prestigious industry event that recognizes excellence in film and television art.
Hosoda's film competes alongside four other animated works: Incredibles 2 (directed by Brad Bird), Isle of Dogs (directed by Wes Anderson), Ralph Breaks the Internet (directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman). The official ceremony announcing the winners will be held on January 06, 2019.
Mirai is distributed in North America by GKIDS, who describe the story of the film as follows:
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?
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