July 6, 2009
In addition to the opening film and animation highlights revealed by the 2009 Fantasia festival, the rest of the films do not merely round out the animation portion of programming. These selections reflect some of the more interesting selections of on the cinematic edge.

The features, in addition to Genius Party Beyond, Hells, and Les Lascars:
  • Edison and Leo, the first Canadian stop-motion feature, is described as a "surprising chunk of steampunk fun, a revisionist, retro science-fiction thriller with a zesty dash of decidedly adult gags." OK, I'm in.
  • anime features Eureka Seven and Evangelion 1.0
The shorts, in addition to those in Tokyo OnlyPic 2008, Celluloid Experiments 2009, DJ XL5's Razzle Dazzle Zappin' Party:
Also of note:
Bon festival!

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September 26, 2008

Big news for Ontario Otaku - The new Rebuild of Evangelion film, 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone will have its premiere at the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema in Kitchener-Waterloo, November 13th-16th.

All films at the festival are screened from 35mm prints or in Hi-Def at The Gig Theatre (the old Hyland theatre), 137 Ontario Street North, Kitchener.

The Evangelion film joins an incredible list of animated gems being screened at the festival:

and many more to be announced in the coming weeks!

Kitchener-Waterloo is approximately 100km, or less than an hours drive from Toronto and can be reached easily by Greyhound bus, Airways Transit and Via Rail.

Read more: Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone Blu-ray Disc Review

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July 13, 2007
You can now watch the trailer for GAINAX's latest offering, Rebuild of Evangelion, reportedly due in Japan this September. According the Carl Gustav Horn's column in Volume 10 of Yoshiyuka Sadamoto's Evangelion manga, Rebuild of Evangelion is the first of four films that will summarize the events of the series (and possibly the final film) while re-shuffling events and emphasizing different aspects like characterization. Fans are already asking if these four films will be more faithful to Sadamoto's vision than creator Hideaki Anno's. The trailer was recorded this week at a movie theatre in Japan. Note the new arrangement of "Fly Me to the Moon" playing over the footage.

Click here to view it.

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March 8, 2007
You know you've hit the big time when the post office gives you respect. The Japanese post office has released limited-edition stamps based on Neon Genesis Evangelion as the fifth release of its "Animation Hero and Heroine Series," which started in 2005. Past releases have honoured titles including Galaxy Express 999, Pokemon and Mobile Suit Gundam.

A similar series, "Science and Technology & Heroes and Heroines of Animation" started in 2003 with Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) as the first animated honouree; other titles included Super Jetter, Time Bokan, Marvelous Melmo, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman and Doraemon.

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