Summer Wars Wins Award in California's Anaheim Film Fest

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Mamoru Hosoda's film wins Best Animation Feature

The Anaheim International Film Festival (AIFF) announced that Summer Wars won the Audience Award for Best Animation Feature during this California event which ended on October 17. The other competing films in the same category include The Ugly Duckling from Russia and Mars from the United States.

Summer Wars is the award-winning film from the anime studio MADHOUSE, director Mamoru Hosoda, screenwriter Satoko Okudera, and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. (The same core team worked together on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.) The film features a modern-day family involved with a conflict that spans their world and the virtual world known as Oz.

Funimation announced via its Twitter account that Summer Wars would be part of AIFF's lineup. The American distributor also plans to release the film in theaters late 2010 and distribute it on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2011.

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