Sat Oct 20 2018

4:15 PM

TCL Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

All Ages

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Q+A with Studio Ponoc producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura

Animation is Film Presents
MODEST HEROES: STUDIO PONOC SHORT FILMS

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    Studio Ponoc Modest Heroes

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    Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award® nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower, a 2017 Animation is Film selection.  The studio returns to the festival this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

    In Kanini & Kanino, directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch’s Flower), two crab brothers embark on a grand underwater adventure in a large and merciless world to find their father, after an accident carries him far downstream. In Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, acclaimed animator Yoshiyuki Momose (key animator on Isao Takahata’s films at Studio Ghibli, and animation director of the videogame Ni No Kuni) makes his directorial debut with a very different kind of story, of an 8-year-old boy named Shun, whose life is complicated by a life-threatening allergy to eggs. And in Invisible – the directing debut of Akihiko Yamashita, a key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s best-known films ­– a young man wakes up one morning to discover that no one can see him, and as he finds his life beginning to quite literally float away, a momentous decision gives him the chance to reclaim his humanity.

    Together, the stories explore ideas of heroism large and small, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds, in this unforgettable short film anthology that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.

Animation is Film Presents

MODEST HEROES: STUDIO PONOC SHORT FILMS

Sat Oct 20 2018 4:15 PM

TCL Chinese Theater Hollywood CA
MODEST HEROES: STUDIO PONOC SHORT FILMS
  • Sorry, you missed this event.
  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

Q+A with Studio Ponoc producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura

Studio Ponoc Modest Heroes

Studio Ponoc Modest Heroes

Film

Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award® nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower, a 2017 Animation is Film selection.  The studio returns to the festival this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

In Kanini & Kanino, directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch’s Flower), two crab brothers embark on a grand underwater adventure in a large and merciless world to find their father, after an accident carries him far downstream. In Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, acclaimed animator Yoshiyuki Momose (key animator on Isao Takahata’s films at Studio Ghibli, and animation director of the videogame Ni No Kuni) makes his directorial debut with a very different kind of story, of an 8-year-old boy named Shun, whose life is complicated by a life-threatening allergy to eggs. And in Invisible – the directing debut of Akihiko Yamashita, a key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s best-known films ­– a young man wakes up one morning to discover that no one can see him, and as he finds his life beginning to quite literally float away, a momentous decision gives him the chance to reclaim his humanity.

Together, the stories explore ideas of heroism large and small, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds, in this unforgettable short film anthology that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.