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New York Int'l Children's Film Fest to Show Tezuka Films This Month (Updated)

posted on 2009-11-16 23:23 EST
Pom Poko, Animal Treasure Island also to be screened in December, January

The New York International Children's Film Festival will be screening four works by Osamu Tezuka in November as part of its Fall/Winter film series.

The film festival's retrospective on Tezuka will be split into two parts. Part one will show episodes from both Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion on November 28 and 29. Part two will show the short films "Legend of the Forest," "Tales of the Street Corner," and "Jumping" on November 28. Both parts will run at the Symphony Space in New York City.

The film festival will also screen Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's Pom Poko on December 12 and 13 at the IFC Center. On January 30, the festival will screen Animal Treasure Island, Hiroshi Ikeda and Toei Animation's 1971 film with key animation by future Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, at the Symphony Space.

Tickets for all showings can be purchased online.

The New York International Children's Film Festival is the largest children's film festival in North America. In the past, it has shown Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Cat Returns, and 5 Centimeters Per Second.

Image © Tezuka Productions

Update: Showing dates corrected in the introduction


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