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    OBLIVION ISLAND English Language Version Debuts

    Haruka, Cotton and Teo explore a land of long-lost childhood treasures in the computer animated film OBLIVION ISLAND, screening the next two weekends in NYC. © 2009 Fuji Television Network/ Production I.G / Dentsu/ Pony Canyon

    World Premiere this Weekend at New York International Children’s Film Festival Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Special Thanks to Scott Lonski The English language version of the anime feature film OBLIVION ISLAND (??????? ????????, Hottarake no Shima - Haruka to Maho no Kagami, 2009) will have its world premiere this weekend at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Production I.G., the creators of GHOST IN THE SHELL, mix exquisitely detailed 2D backgrounds with modern 3D character designs in a dazzling animated adventure that plays like Alice’s fall through the rabbit hole into a world of topsy-turvy, anime dream-logic. When Haruka misplaces a hand-mirror that was a keepsake from her mother, she stumbles upon a portal to the subterranean world of Oblivion Island, a place where strange masked creatures gather up all the childhood trinkets humans abandon as they grow older, and attend Dream Theaters where they can watch and feel the memories locked in these forgotten objects. The land is ruled by an evil overlord, The Baron, who craves the power created by the memories locked in Haruka’s cherished hand-mirror – a power that will allow him to rise beyond his world of discards and take over the world of humans! Aided by Teo, a lowly junk collector, and Cotton, her old stuffed animal brought back to life, Haruka struggles to recapture the mirror from the Baron, and to rediscover the fleeting moments of childhood love and friendship that are among life’s most precious treasures. OBLIVION ISLAND will be distributed on home video in 2012 by FUNimation Entertainment. OBLIVION ISLAND English Language Version - WORLD PREMIERE New York International Children’s Film Festival Sat & Sun, Dec 3 & 4, 11:00am / Sat & Sun, Dec 10 & 11, 11:00am IFC Center - 323 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10014 Tickets Available at gkids.tv/intheaters.cfm

    Cotton performs. © 2009 Fuji Television Network/ Production I.G / Dentsu/ Pony Canyon

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