5 animated feature films were nominated at the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. 4 Japanese films and an Australian-US feature film compiled the list.
From Up on Poppy Hill is deeply rooted in Japanese traditions -in fact, so deeply that it almost suffocates.
The independent US distributor GKids is ready to release the English-dubbed version of the Studio Ghibli film, From Up on Poppy Hill, in March 2013.
Goro Miyazaki is the son of Hayo Miyazaki (Spirited away, Ponyo). He makes his own animated film.