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Funimation's Wolf Children Dub to Premiere at Otakon

posted on 2013-06-27 12:45 EDT
Mike McFarland to direct dub, appear at August 9-11 convention in Baltimore

Otakon announced on Thursday that it would premiere Funimation's North American dub of Mamoru Hosoda's film Wolf Children at its August 9-11 convention in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the announcement, Mike McFarland, who directed the dub of Hosoda's previous film Summer Wars, will also serve as ADR director for Wolf Children. McFarland will be at the convention during the premiere.

Funimation has yet to release any further details on the film's dub.

Wolf Children's story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. When the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city. Funimation licensed Wolf Children and plans to release it this year in theaters and on home video.

The film won the Animation of the Year award at this year's Tokyo Anime Awards, won the animation category in the 26th Annual Japan Academy Prizes in March, and won the Animation Film Award at the 67th Annual Mainichi Film Awards in February. Additionally, the film won an Audience Award at this year's New York International Children's Film Festival.


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