what you neglect

Animation Nation 2010 is here again for the week. i missed Genius Party 2 at AN '09 last year, pretty sad. the films this time round seem to be more well-rounded internationally, as compared to the previous times where they were mostly Asian-dominated.
official site here

Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror
ホッタラケの島 〜遥と魔法の鏡〜
this is Production I.G.'s first 3d CG production. i loved the concept. it reminds me of a children's book i had when i was little (oh the irony).

also caught this in the same day. a Swedish sci-fi animation. the overall feel of the film left me feeling distinctly uncomfortable, maybe that was the point. the heavily stylized characters, almost morbid, the grim and post-apocalyptic setting, the somber tone with its underlying messages..

both films are definitely worth catching. just try not to watch them in the same day, it gave me some emotional turbulence haha.

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