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‘When Marnie Was There’ Anime Gets Oscar Nomination

Submitted by on January 14, 2016 – 6:16 pmNo Comment

0987uu98777The nominations are coming out this morning for the 88th Oscars that will be broadcast on February 28th, 2016 and the animation category has arrived. This one is definitely a good one for anime fans this year as the film When Marnie Was There has made the list.

Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • Boy And The World
  • Inside Out
  • Shaun The Sheep Movie
  • When Marnie Was There

Check out trailers for all the nominations below.

Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson, When Marnie WasThere is the latest film from Studio Ghibli, and the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty.

For those curious, the English-language cast includes:
Anna Sasaki – Hailee Steinfeld
Marnie – Kiernan Shipka
Setsu Oiwa – Grey Griffin
Kiyomasa Oiwa – John C. Reilly
Hisako – Vanessa Williams
Yoriko – Geena Davis
Sayaka – Ava Acres
Nobuko – Raini Rodriguez
Mrs. Kadoya – Kathy Bates
Nan – Ellen Burstyn
Older Woman – Catherine O’Hara

Plot concept: Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away among the marshes. She believes she’s outside the invisible magic circle to which most people belong – and shuts herself off from everyone around her, wearing her “ordinary face.” Anna never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, who does not judge Anna for being just what she is. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend…

 

 

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