Novem­ber Plan­ner

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Catch nine days of all-ages screen­ings in the 35th Chicago Int’l Chil­dren’s Film Fes­ti­val. This year’s theme is em­pow­er­ing kids and teens to “build a new world” by build­ing cul­tural bridges with em­pa­thy-driven sto­ries, like Tito and the Birds. [fes­ti­val. facets.org]

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Pre­pare for de­li­cious dig­i­tal worlds that will make you drool in Dis­ney’s fan­tas­ti­cal vfx feat The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, star­ring Macken­zie Foy. Head to Hokkaido, Ja­pan to take in amaz­ing shorts and mu­sic videos from around the world in a unique set­ting at the four-day New Chi­tose Air­port Int’l An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val. [air­port-an­i­fes.jp/en]

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The O.G. green meanie hits the big screen in Il­lu­mi­na­tion Ent./universal’s CG The Grinch, di­rected by Yar­row Cheney & Scott Mosier, star­ring Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch as the can­tan­ker­ous Christ­mas-hater.

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CINANIMA 2018 takes over Espinho, Por­tu­gal for a full week of in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal shorts, stu­dent and fea­ture films. The 42nd edi­tion re­ceived a record 1,508 sub­mis­sions from 69 coun­tries! [cinanima.pt/en]

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The U.K. is buzzing this week with the three-day Manch­ester An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val. In ad­di­tion to films, meet­ings, Ani­jam and In­dus­try Ex­cel­lence Awards, this year MAF presents its first aca­demic con­fer­ence with The Uni­ver­sity of Sal­ford. [manch­esteran­i­ma­tion­fes­ti­val.co.uk]

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Bur­bank, CA hosts the CTN An­i­ma­tion expo once again, of­fer­ing four days of pre­sen­ta­tions, talks, workshops, stu­dio tours, sign­ings, port­fo­lio re­views and more for as­pir­ing toon­sters. [ct­nan­i­ma­tion­expo.com]

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Re­turn to the Wizard­ing World of J.K. Rowl­ing in Fan­tas­tic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindel­wald, star­ring Ed­die Red­mayne, Jude Law and Johnny Depp.

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The Academy presents the 2018 Gov­er­nor’s Awards, be­stow­ing the Irv­ing G. Thal­berg Me­mo­rial Award, the Jean Her­sholt Hu­man­i­tar­ian Award and the Honorary Award.

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Ride the band­width in Dis­ney’s hotly an­tic­i­pated se­quel Ralph Breaks the In­ter­net: Wreck-it Ralph 2, which fol­lows Ralph & Vanel­lope out into the world wide web! Read more about them in our next is­sue. Also out to­day, the new Robin Hood pits Taron Eger­ton and Jamie Foxx against the cor­rupt English crown in this ac­tion-packed, PG-13 up­date.

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Ash and co. jour­ney to Fura City to cel­e­brate a fes­ti­val for the Le­gendary Lu­gia in Poké­mon the Movie: The Power of Us, now in lim­ited re­lease thru Fathom Events.

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If you love Ja­panese au­teur an­ime, you can­not miss Mamoru Hosoda’s lat­est sci-fi/fan­tasy fea­ture Mi­rai, pro­duced by his Stu­dio Chizu and in U.S. the­aters thru GKIDS. The Los An­ge­les An­i­ma­tion Fes­ti­val re­turns to North Hol­ly­wood for four days of fan­tas­tic films, in­dus­try pan­els, tech demos and net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. [blog.laafest.com]

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