Anime in the Spotlight: Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is best known as the “God of manga” for his great contributions to the golden age of manga, but he was also extremely influential through his dedication to making anime versions of his manga.  In 1961, the same year he finished medical school, Tezuka created the anime studio Mushi Production, where he directed and animated works through 1968.  Mushi Productions made the anime that Tezuka is most famous for, and they continued to animate adaptations of Tezuka’s works through 1973, when they declared bankruptcy.  In 1968, Tezuka also established Tezuka Productions, another anime studio that has primarily adapted Tezuka’s manga series and currently is helmed by Tezuka’s son, Macoto Tezuka.

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New Titles- March 31

Feature Films

12yearsaslave

12 Years a Slave

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

gravity

Gravity

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in orbit.

spellbound

Spellbound

A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

TV Series

alice

Alice

Everything you know about Alice’s adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day miniseries event. Stars Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton and Tim Curry.

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