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Ponyo and Astro Boy shortlisted.

The Miyazaki Hayao anime feature "Gake no Ue no Ponyo" (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea) has been shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. Along with the Hollywood CG adaptation of Tezuka Osamu's "Tetsuwan Atomu" (Astro Boy), it is among the record 20 feature-length animations announced by judges yesterday. The number will be whittled down, probably to five nominees, in February and the winners will be announced at the 82nd Academy Awards on March 7. The competition is strong this year and includes Disney's "Up," due for release in Japan in December as "Kaaru Jii-san no Sora Tobu Ie" (Grandpa Karl's Flying House), and "A Christmas Carol." But Miyazaki's anime has been a widespread critical success, and he won Japan's first ever animation Oscar with "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" (Spirited Away) in 2003.


I haven't seen Up yet, but I love Ponyo. ♥ I'm really excited to see Astro Boy too.
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rikayla 13th-Nov-2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Yes, omg. I remember when Japan won that Oscar. *____*
moonchant 13th-Nov-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Ponyo! ♥
Up was amazing, it was so intense for a kids movie xD
dasenai 13th-Nov-2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Oh man, was it really? XD I still have to see it.
shun90 13th-Nov-2009 02:24 am (UTC)
I have yet to watch these movies....ughhhh
sari89 13th-Nov-2009 02:24 am (UTC)
I wanna see Ponyo
iheartdarkblue 13th-Nov-2009 02:25 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats to them!
chifunii 13th-Nov-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
It's going to lose... ; - ;
To Pixar.
Because they're Pixar.
But Ponyo is amazingggggggggggggggggggggg.

And when Japan won their first anim. was a great day...ahh...
I was a teeny-bopper 6 years ago...
nezuko2109 13th-Nov-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
This category will be much more exciting than Best Picture if Ponyo and Up are both nominated. Finally there's something I can look forward to this Oscar.
sadistic_dance 13th-Nov-2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Pixar's going to win. It's a law of nature, if they lose our heads will implode.
suspicious 13th-Nov-2009 02:33 am (UTC)
fseventh 13th-Nov-2009 02:36 am (UTC)
UP is just too great to be beaten by Ponyo, I think. Even the "cloudy" short movie opening was just awesome.
potetofurai 13th-Nov-2009 02:38 am (UTC)
It's going to be a hard battle between Ponyo and Up. Up was really touching and I cried a ton, but Ponyo is amazingly beautiful~~

A Christmas Carol looks sooo creepy. If I had kids i'd NEVER take them to see that....
placetohide 13th-Nov-2009 02:39 am (UTC)
Go Up! Ponyo freaked me the hell out. :| I thought the main character (ponyo, not the cute kid) was totally creepy, ugghh.
rainbow_yarn 13th-Nov-2009 08:09 am (UTC)
stinabong 13th-Nov-2009 03:17 am (UTC)
up should totally win...i freaking loved that movie haha. ponyo was just as good too! but i wouldn't be surprised if up won the award.
nakurity 13th-Nov-2009 03:23 am (UTC)
Everytime I heard "Ponyo" I think of Kame

I know, it's weird =/
poppy_sky 13th-Nov-2009 03:24 am (UTC)
UGH, I want to watch Ponyo but it won't be out (where I live) until summer next year I think. WHYYYYYYYYYYYY~
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