GKIDS has landed a talented set of actors for the Mirai English voice cast. The latest Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars) film, Mirai is a critically acclaimed surreal family drama that has already made waves at the Cannes Film Festival and the Japanese box office. Now, Mirai is heading to U.S. theaters with a star-studded English voice cast lead by John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced the 25 animated films qualified to compete in this year’s Oscar race. The competing films for the Oscars 2019 animated feature category include Pixar’s superhero sequel Incredibles 2, Disney’s irreverent comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet, Sony’s eye-popping Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Wes Anderson’s quirky Isle of Dogs. But there are a handful of anime films jostling for a slot that may just earn the rare non-U.S. studio nomination.
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While the world has been scrambling to name any promising anime director as the next Hayao Miyazaki (while the man himself diligently ignores all the hoopla with another un-retirement), Mamoru Hosoda has quietly proved to be a visionary filmmaker in his own right. With a career spanning wildly inventive films like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, Hosoda has not delivered a bad film yet. And now U.S. audiences can soon experience his latest film, Mirai, in theaters this fall. Read More »