Ahead of this year's Annecy International festival, the Olympic Committee for Culture and Heritage has announced that it has commissioned Japanese animation studio Studio Ponoc to produce an animated short to be released ahead of the Summer Olympics being held in Tokyo next year. Hit the jump for the details.
The Animation Is Film Festival returns for its second year in Los Angeles, CA with a special celebration of filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda's body of work, the formal debut of Studio Ponoc, with the world premiere of the studio's latest project in Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 and the latest Madhouse project in Okko's Inn. Hiit the jump for all of the details.
Get ready for a dose of stunningly-animated shorts, because GKIDS acquired the North American rights to the Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theater, Volume 1 anime anthology. Read on for more.
At the premiere screening event for Studio Ponoc's three-part omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) held in Tokyo yesterday, producer Yoshiaki Nishimura revealed that he originally planned to produce four short episodes for the project and that the late Isao Takahata wanted to direct the fourth one. Hit the jump for more story.
Tokyo-based anime production company Studio Ponoc's official YouTube channel has started streaming a new 90-second full trailer for its upcoming omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) including more never-seen-before footage. Watch the latest clip and individual poster visuals after the jump.
Tokyo-based anime production company Studio Ponoc has posted a 90-second full trailer for its upcoming omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) with some character voices. The three-episode film will be released as the first installment of the company's new "Ponoc Short Films Theater" project in Japan on August 24, 2018. Check out their new challenge after the jump!
Studio Ponoc (Mary and The Witch's Flower) announced its new project "Ponoc Short Story Theater" today. The project's first omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Small Hero - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man), consisting three anime shorts directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Yoshiyuki Momose, and Akihiko Yamashita, is set to be released in Japan on August 24, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
New York-based film distributor GKIDS has published an exclusive video clip featuring the climactic opening sequence for Mary and The Witch's Flower, an animated film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and animated by Studio Ponoc about a young girl who gets more than she bargains for when she discovers a magical flower and an enchanted broomstick. Hit the jump to check it out.