[size=20]Summer Wars’ Current U.S. Theatrical Dates Listed[/size]
posted on 2010-11-13 01:50 EST
Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Denver, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Seattle
The North American anime distributor listed the current theatrical dates for Mamoru Hosoda and MADHOUSE’s Summer Wars film as of Friday:
Dec 3-8 - Chicago, IL - Siskel Film Center
Dec 10-16 - Los Angeles, CA - AMC Covina 30
Dec 24-30 - San Francisco, CA - Landmark Bridge Theater
Dec 29-Jan 4 - New York, NY - IFC Center
Jan 5-12 - Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
Jan 7-13 - Denver, CO - Starz Film Center
Jan 7-13 - Santa Fe, NM - CCA Cinematheque
Jan 14-20 - Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Sunset
Jan 21-27 - Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Jan 23-Feb 3 - Honolulu, HI - Academy of Arts
Jan 28-Feb 3 - Seattle, WA - Landmark Varsity[/details]
GKids is handling the film’s distribution, and other theaters can contact GKids to arrange a showing.
[size=20]Summer Wars Submitted for Oscar Nominations[/size]
posted on 2010-11-14 08:07 EST
15 films submitted for 3 spots; 16+ must be accepted for 5-nominee field
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films have been submitted for possible Oscar nominations in the Best Animated Feature category of the 83rd Academy Awards. Mamoru Hosoda and MADHOUSE’s Summer Wars anime film is among the submitted films:
• Alpha and Omega
• Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
• Despicable Me
• The Dreams of Jinsha
• How to Train Your Dragon
• Idiots and Angels
• The Illusionist
• Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
• My Dog Tulip
• Shrek Forever After
• Summer Wars
• Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
• Toy Story 3
The academy will announce its official slate of nominees on February 25. The academy allows up to five nominations in this category if 16 or more films are submitted and accepted; if only nine to 15 films are accepted, the academy will allow only a maximum of three nominations. Four of the submitted films, including Summer Wars, still need to run in Los Angeles County for at least one week to qualify for acceptance in the category. All of the films still need to be examined by the academy’s Animated Feature Film Award Screening Committee to determine if they meet other qualifications.
Hideaki Anno and Khara’s Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Jo) anime film was not eligible for the 82nd Academy Awards since it opened in Japan on September 1, 2007, before the qualifying period. Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo did qualify for a nomination in the 82nd Academy Awards, but did not receive one. Similarly, Mamoru Oshii and Production I.G’s The Sky Crawlers and Masahiro Ando and BONES’ Sword of the Stranger were among the 14 films submitted for the same category for the 81st Academy Awards; both were eventually accepted in the category but were not nominated.
The first time that five animated features were nominated in the category was in 2002, when Miyazaki’s Spirited Away was submitted among 17 candidates. Spirited Away eventually became the only Japanese animated feature to win an Oscar. Kunio Kato’s “La Maison en Petits Cubes” won in the Best Animated Short Film category at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in 2009.
The online retailer Right Stuf reported on Monday that Funimation will release the Blu-ray Discs and DVDs for Summer Wars and Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Ha) on February 15 and March 29, 2011, respectively.