Three Anime Films Nominated for Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominees for its 47th Annual Annie Awards. Trigger and XFlag’s Promare, DLE and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn, and Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You anime films received nominations in the Best Animated Independent Feature category. The other nominees in the category are Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles and I Lost My Body.

ASIFA-Hollywood added the Best Animated Independent Feature award for the 2016 awards in order to “recognize not only features in wide release, but also the independent animators, international studios, anime and special productions that might not otherwise get the attention they deserve.”

The Annie Awards recognize outstanding achievement in animation. The awards ceremony will be held on January 25, 2020.

Source: ANN

Promare Anime Film to Get Additional 4DX and Dub Screenings

GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced that the Promare anime film will get 4DX screenings in the United States on December 11, 2019 as part of the “Promare (Redux)” event. The film will screen in English, and show times will vary by theater. The film will also get an additional event screening with an English dub in the U.S. on December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

The film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles as part of the event in the United States on December 8, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. local time. All screenings during the event will include the short anime prequel “Side: Galo.”

Fathom Events screened the film in the United States on September 17 and 19, 2019. GKIDS began screening the movie in the United States on September 20, 2019 in select theaters, and in Canada on September 22, 2019. The screenings had either English subtitles or an English dub.

Source: ANN

Four Anime Films Submitted for Consideration for the Animated Feature Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of 32 films that have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards. A maximum of five films from the list will receive the nomination.

These four anime films have been submitted for consideration:

  • Ayumu Watanabe and Studio 4°C’s Children of the Sea
  • Kitaro Kousaka, DLE, and Madhouse’s Okko’s Inn
  • Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger’s Promare
  • Makoto Shinkai and CoMix Wave Films’ Weathering With You

The Academy will reveal the nominations on January 13, 2020. The 92nd annual Academy Awards will be held on February 9, 2020.

Source: ANN

Promare Anime Film to Get an Additional Screening in the United States on December 8, 2019

GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced that Trigger and XFlag’s Promare anime film will get an additional “Promare (Redux)” event screening in the United States on December 8, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The screening will have English subtitles and feature all-new bonus content.

GKIDS also confirmed that it will extend its screenings of the film into the next week at select locations in North America.

Source: ANN

GKIDS Extends the Promare Anime Film’s Theatrical Run by Another Week

GKIDS has confirmed that its screenings of Trigger and XFlag’s Promare anime film in North American theaters will continue into next week at select locations. GKIDS has an updated list on its website, with all screening dates marked with “Thru 10/14+” having extended screenings.

Fathom Events began screening the film in the United States on September 17 and 19, 2019. GKIDS began screening the movie in the United States in select theaters on September 20, 2019, and in Canada on September 22, 2019. The screenings have either English subtitles or an English dub.

Source: ANN

Promare Anime Film Ranks at #3 in the United States on September 19, 2019

Box Office Mojo reports that the September 19, 2019 screening of Trigger and XFlag’s original anime film Promare in the United States earned US$467,007 to rank at #3 for the day. The film earned US$255,829 on its September 17, 2019 screening, and has earned US$722,836 total as of September 19, 2019. The film ranked at #21 for the week of September 13-19, 2019.

Aside from the screenings on September 17 and 19, 2019, GKIDS also began screening the movie starting on September 20, 2019 in select theaters. Cineplex is also listing screenings for the film in Canada on September 22-24, 2019. The screening on September 22, 2019 will have an English dub, and the screenings on September 23-24, 2019 will have English subtitles.

Source: ANN

English Cast Announced for the Promare Anime Film

GKIDS has announced the English cast for the Promare anime film:

  • Billy Kametz is Galo Thymos
  • Johnny Yong Bosch is Lio Fotia
  • Crispin Freeman is Kray Foresight
  • Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld is Aina Ardebit
  • Neil Kaplan is Vulcan Haestus
  • Erica Lindbeck is Heris Ardebit
  • Kari Wahlgren is Lucia Fex
  • Steve Blum is Ignis Ex
  • Mike Pollock is Deus Prometh
  • John Bentley is Varys Truss
  • Billy Bob Thompson is Remi Puguna
  • Matt Mercer is Gueira
  • Yuri Lowenthal is Meis
  • Melissa Fahn is Biar Colossus

GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing Promare to U.S. theaters nationwide for special event screenings on September 17 and 19, 2019, and GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on September 20, 2019.