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Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence Passes $1 Million at the Domestic Box Office.

Date: 2004 November 29 10:57 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just heard from Go Fish Pictures that Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence has grossed an estimated $1,011,000 USD to date. According to Go Fish, this makes it the top grossing anime movie ever on a limited release with less than 100 screens, and the number 7 anime film in history.

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Howl's Moving Castle World Release Details

Date: 2004 November 21 07:24 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

According to the Yomiuri On-line Newspaper Studio Ghibli have announced that their latest film Howl's Moving Castle will be released in Korea on December 24th and then in France, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. It will be released in about 50 countries. Regarding the US release, Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki says that he has heard Howl is likely to recive a wider cinema release than Spirited Away did.

Posters on the Miyazaki Mailing List suggest that you don't get your hopes up too high until US details are confirmed.

Souce: Yomiuri On-line

Confirmed - James Cameron To Direct Battle Angel Alita Movie

Date: 2004 November 19 19:23 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

Ever since the domain name BattleAngelAlita.com was registered in March 2000 and pointed to Foxmovies.com rumours of a live action Hollywood version of Battle Angel Alita (or Gunnm which translates as Gun Dream) started to fly. James Cameron (one of Hollywood's most sought-after directors thanks to films like Aliens Terminator, Terminator 2 and Titanic) was one of the names that was suggested to direct the movie and now according to Ain't it Cool News he has confirmed that it is indeed his next movie.

Apparently Gally/Alita will be a Computer Generated character, and the film will be shot in 3-D.

Souce: Ain\'t it Cool News

Go Fish To Release Live Action Casshern

Date: 2004 November 10 18:48 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The folks over at Go Fish Pictures have just sent us the press release for Casshern, a live action movie inspired by the 1973 anime Robot Hunter Casshan.

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Ghost In The Shell 2 Eligible for Oscar

Date: 2004 November 05 17:50 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that eleven animated films are eligible for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 2004 Academy Awards.

The BBC have published an article about all the features that are running. Anime News Network also have more details.
This year Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the only anime eligible, the eleven films will compete for a maximum of three nominations, to be announced in January. One of the three nominations will then win the Oscar.

This is the forth year for the best animated feature Oscar, which was first awarded to Shrek in 2001. Then anime history was made with Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away winning in 2002, making it the first anime title to ever win an Academy award. Finding Nemo won in 2003.

Souce: BBC News

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Production Journal

Date: 2004 October 15 16:40 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

Having been busy working for and interviewing Production I.G. Staff, Justin Leach has put up a fascinating Production Journal about his work on Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. It has all sorts of interesting titbits such as Oshii's skill at drawing storyboards, how Justin's knowledge or weaponry has increased (pretty scary if you ask me) and things you never really consider like the amount of effort that goes to putting a small doll on a car rear view mirror!

Souce: VFX World

Ghost In The Shell 2 Coming To Canada

Date: 2004 October 12 17:57 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Go Fish Pictures some news that will please our Canadian readers. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, will debut in Montreal on October 14th followed by Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton on October 29th. Figures for the US box office have been positive, so it will be interesting to see if the pattern continues in Canada too.

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Outgrosses Other Cult Anime Films

Date: 2004 September 29 18:05 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Go Fish Pictures, they've sent some interesting details about Ghost In the Shell 2. It's always good to hear that anime does well in the box office! ^_^

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" continues breaking records for an anime film at the U.S. box office. Mamoru Oshii's long-awaited sequel surpassed last Monday, after only 11 days in theaters, the entire gross of the first "Ghost in the Shell" film as well as that of another cult movie, "Akira." Its gross now stands at a very impressive $576,350.

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

Impressive Opening For Ghost In The Shell 2 : Innocence

Date: 2004 September 20 17:22 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

The folks at Go Fish Pictures have informed us about the opening weekend for the US release of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, in three days it's grossed $312,568 and is the #1 movie in 22 of the 48 screens it's playing at. This is as always good news for Anime fans. ^_^

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

First 8 minutes of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence On-line

Date: 2004 September 15 13:50 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

Those lovely folks at Go Fish Pictures have just put the first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on-line, it's available in Windows Media, Real and QuickTime formats. Take a peek at the footage here - http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2642793

The only trouble of course is that you just have to run out and watch the rest of the movie after seeing the first 8 minutes!

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

Ghost In The Shell hits Cinema Screens, TV, DVD, comic shops and PS2

Date: 2004 September 11 16:02 | Posted By:

Category > Anime

We've just been sent a very interesting press release for the Ghost In The Shell franchise, it's well known that the movie Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence it will be hitting US cinema screens on September 17th and that Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are jointly releasing the DVDs for Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex series. However what they also point out is that Standalone Complex will be aired on Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim from early November!

The press release also mentions that Dark Horse is republishing Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga as Ghost in the Shell 2nd Edition, it features extra materials not published in previous US editions and will be printed in it's original Japanese size.

It also mentions the new PS2 game. So it looks like US anime fans will be able to get Ghost In the Shell in every single format they could want!

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

Mamoru Oshii to Answer Fan's Questions On-line

Date: 2004 September 03 13:57 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just had details in from the folks at Dreamworks.
Mamoru Oshii the director of Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence will be answering questions posted to the offical Ghost In the Shell 2 Site's forum. Sign up and Join this thread - http://www.ghost2.com/board/showthread.php?t=62.

Fans will already know that Oshii was behind the original Ghost in the Shell Movie, and the first two Mobile Police Patlabor Movies.

Read More... | Souce: Go Fish Pictures

Toronto Film Festival Gets Canadian Premiere Of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence

Date: 2004 August 27 12:48 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just heard the following from the folks at Dreamworks and GoFish Pictures:

We are happy to report that writer/director Mamoru Oshii's long-awaited sequel GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE will have its Canadian premiere this September in the Midnight Madness section of the
29th Toronto International Film Festival (www.bell.ca/filmfest).

Read More... | Souce: GoFish Pictures

Ottawa International Animation Festival to screen Miyazaki Retrospective

Date: 2004 August 24 09:27 | Posted By:

Category > Events

Starting from Thursday September 23, the Ottawa International Animation Festival will screen a selection of Miyazaki films to form a Retrospective.

They'll be showing:

- Princess Mononoke
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky
- Spirited Away
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso

If you can get to Ottawa go - nothing beats watching a Ghibli movie on the big screen!

Souce: Ottawa International Animation Festival

Ghost In The Shell 2 Clips To Be Shown At Otakon

Date: 2004 July 28 17:17 | Posted By:

Category > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Dreamworks that they'll be showing exclusive teaser trailers at Otakon 2004. As always this massive anime convention is fun, and Dreamworks have supplied another reason to get over to Baltimore!

Read More... | Souce: Dreamworks

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