20TH CENTURY BOYS: CHAPTER 2 – THE LAST HOPE BY YUKIHIKO TSUTSUMI, JAPAN 2009, LIVE-ACTION15 years have passed since Bloody New Years Eve and now it’s 2015. People believe that Kenji Endo and his friends were the satanic terrorists behind the horrific act that took place in 2000, the scheme to end humanity using a virus spitting gigantic robot. Friend, on the other hand, is worshipped as the savior who stopped the doomsday plan. Friend now spreads the oracle that the end is coming and salvation will come only to those who believe in him and stay with him. But Kanna, Kenji’s niece, knows the truth.
20TH CENTURY BOYS: CHAPTER 3 – REDEMPTION BY YUKIHIKO TSUTSUMI, JAPAN 2009, LIVE ACTION
It is the Third year of Friend, or 2017 on the old calendar. The world is governed by Friend, now the World President. The virus-plagued Tokyo is now isolated from the rest of the world with towering walls and oppressive surveillance. Friend gives another prophecy: «At noon on August 20th, mankind will be terminated by aliens. Only those who believe me shall survive.» In the meantime the Secret Base friends are fugitives who are active underground. Kanna left Yoshitsune to form a more militant group in preparation for an armed revolt.
EUREKA SEVEN GOOD – NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT, YOUNG LOVERS BY TOMOKI KYODA, JAPAN 2009, ANIMATION
Mankind battle against EIZO, a mysterious organism flown in from outer space, has continued for almost half a century. In 2054, there is a young soldier on board the fighter aircraft, the Gekko, of a renegade group, battling against EIZO under the command of Holland Novak. The young soldier’s name is Renton. He boards Nirvash heading for the battlefront. He has only one dream. That is, one day, to rescue his childhood friend, Eureka, who was abducted eight years ago and to return to his hometow
GAMER BY MARK NEVELDINE AND BRIAN TAYLOR, USA 2009, LIVE ACTION
In the 2034 million peoples all over the world keep track of Slayers, an online game in which the players control, in a last ditch effort challenge, human beings chosen among the death sentenced prisoners. The prize for the gladiator who gets over 30 game rounds is freedom, for his player fame and wealth. Kable is the first one who won 29 battles but in his last round’s eve understands that the only way to be able to regain its freedom is turn against his player Simon.
MACDULL KUNG FU KINDERGARTEN BY BRIAN TSE, HONG KONG-CHINA-JAPAN 2009, ANIMATION
McDull is sent to a martial arts school in China by his mother, who is eager for McDull to live up to his full potential. However, instead of mastering Kung Fu, McDull gets into more trouble at school when he cooks instant noodles for his classmates in the headmaster’s sacred medicine store.
NAT E IL SEGRETO DI ELEONORA BY DOMINIQUE MONFÉRY, ITALY-FRANCE 2009, ANIMATION
Nat is a seven-year old child, who cannot yet read, but one day, he inherits a whole library from his aunt Eléonore and soon discovers that the books it contains are “inhabited” by the different characters of children literature. They run the risk of disappearing, along with their fairy tales and of being forgotten for ever, unless Nat learns to read a magic spell written on the library, which consists of first editions of the world’s Fairy Tales. In the end, however, the books will help him complete his mission.
OTRA PELÍCULA DEHUEVOS Y UN POLLO BY RODOLFO RIVA PALACIO ALATRISTE AND GABRIEL RIVA PALACIO ALATRISTE, MEXICO 2009, ANIMATION
Toto, now a chicken, tries to live as such, while Willy and Bibi deal with certain problems among them. An egg witch from the desert needs a chicken’s heart to cast a spell. He sends out his cohort vulture, ostrich and scorpion eggs to kidnap Toto. His friends travel through the desert to rescue the chicken while living impressive adventures.
THE HOLE BY JOE DANTE, USA 2009, LIVE ACTION
From visionary director Joe Dante comes a 3D suspence thriller that explores the fears and secrets buried deep in the human mind. After moving to a new town, two brothers, Dane & Lucas, and the girl next door, Julie, stumble upon a sinister bottomless hole in their basement. When the “hole” is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around every corner and past nightmares coming to life, the trio will have to come face to face their darkest fears to put an end to the mystery of The Hole.
YONA YONA PENGUIN BY RINTARO, JAPAN-FRANCE 2009, ANIMATION
Every night, little Coco slips out of her house and explores, dressed in a special penguin suit - a present from her long-lost father. She’s convinced that, one day, it will allow her to fly. Because of her outfit, Coco is taken by Chaley, a goblin kid who mistakes her for the fabled ‘Brave Flightless Bird’ to a mysterious subterranean world. Arriving at the Village of the Goblins, Coco learns that Bucca-Boo, the Emperor of Darkness, is trying to enslave the Goblins, angry that they were once loved by Man.