You are so achingly beautiful – my eyes hurt from blinking in disbelief! For those with kids (or not) – See this masterwork from Cartoon Saloon by director Tomm Moore! If you are lucky enough to have it playing at a theater near you! Its playing at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland tonight! With pay what you want, and 20% being donated to local nonprofits, for a movie so gorgeous- you just can’t go wrong!
“Hand-drawn animation increasingly seems like a dying artform — at least in the US. Here, studios like Pixar and Dreamworks make their films using computer-generated animation. And even if some of these films are among the best animated films of all time, there’s something sad about the loss of the handmade beauty and intimacy of the best two-dimensional animation.
Fortunately for fans of these films, they’re still being made in other corners of the world, and a studio named GKIDS (which stands for Guerrilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate) has been importing them to American shores and finding success on the arthouse circuit, as well as at the Oscars. The studio has quietly made inroads on the Best Animated Feature category, getting six nominations in less than a decade.
Two of those nominations have arrived this year, for The Tale of Princess Kaguya and the absolutely gorgeous Song of the Sea.