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Update: Academy Anime Tribute

posted on 2001-11-14 00:57 EST
A last minute update about tickets & prorgam for tonight's Academy Anime Tribute. Tickets available at the door.

ANN has received an e-mail with some last minute information about tonight's Academy tribute to Anime from Randy Haberkamp.

There will be tickets available to our program at the door. We'll be screening a five minute scene from METROPOLIS, the new film by Rintaro, and a five minute preview from SPIRITED AWAY, the new Miyazaki film that has broken TITANIC's record as the highest grossing film in Japan ever. Parking is free at 8920, 9025, or 9100 Wilshire Blvd. Hope you can join us. Please help spread the word.

Drawing from Japan: Anime and Its Influences

Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8pm

Whether your knowledge of Japanese animation is limited to SPEED RACER or you're a full-fledged Otaku, prepare yourself for a unique visual feast.

This tribute to the Japanese animated feature film will examine the origins, history, and influences of this prolific art and industry. Clips from such seminal films as AKIRA, GHOST IN THE SHELL, PRINCESS MONONOKE, PERFECT BLUE, WICKED CITY and POMPOKO, plus some special surprises, will receive rare U.S. big screen presentation.

The evening will illustrate the diversity of genres displayed in Anime, the specific Japanese approach to animation, the effect Anime is having on world culture, and highlight the work of several of Anime's most respected artists, writers, and animators.

Our panel of commentators will consist of animation historians, distributors, and filmmakers from both sides of the Pacific. Confirmed participants (subject to availability) currently include:

Jerry Beck, animation historian and author
Mark A.Z. Dipp, Director - SPAWN, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Lisa Atkinson, Producer/Visual Effects co-production specialist
Kunihiko Ikuhara, Director -SAILOR MOON and REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA.
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Producer GHOST IN THE SHELL, BLOOD Fred Patten, Streamline Pictures

Tickets Available Now.
Information 310-247-3000 x111.

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