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Okinawan among artists to win Oscar for animated film Frozen

Okinawan among artists to win Oscar for animated film Frozen

March 5, 2014 Shoichiro Yonamine of Ryukyu Shimpo

Los Angeles resident and CGI(Computer-Generated Image) artist Hiroki Itokazu,from Kumejima, participated in creating Disney’s animated film Frozen. The film won the Academy Award for the best animated feature film at the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2.

Along with fellow artists who created the film, Itokazu grabbed an Oscar statue. He said, “If you work towards your dream, your dream will come true.”



40 people turn into zombies in Okinawa City

40 people turn into zombies in Okinawa City

January 6, 2014 Ryukyu Shimpo

About 40 people turned into zombies by special makeup effects in the First Commercial Avenue in Okinawa City on December 28. They will appear in Haisai Zombie, a short film that the Okinawa City KOZA Film Office creates.

Yoshihiro Nishimura, who has been...

Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

Ryukyu Dynasty procession unfolds

October 28, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Ryukyu Dynasty procession was held in Kokusai Street, Naha on October 27, the third day of the Shurijo Castle Festival. Reenacting the colorful event from the Ryukyu Dynasty almost one thousand people took part in the procession, including those in the roles...

TV drama Halser Acre to become movie

TV drama <em>Halser Acre</em> to become movie

October 4, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

The movie version of the TV drama Halser Acre will be released next spring. This popular drama series focusing on food and the natural environment was aired by the Okinawa Television Broadcasting (OTV) from 2011 to 2012. The announcement was made on October...