Nebula Awards: Anime and Creative Commons represented

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have released the 2007 Nebula Awards (seen on BoingBoing and Scriveners Error). Again, lots of my interests have converged, especially being an SF/F fan all of my life.

First, Hayao Miyazaki, Cindy Davis Hewitt, and Donald H. Hewitt screenplay adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle won best script. Miyazaki, of course, is the head of Studio Ghibli, and is one of Japan’s most respected directors. Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki brought us movies such as Our Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away as well as many others, all of which are worth watching. Howl’s Moving Castle was a beautiful and enjoyable film. The script got a bit muddled in the end, and the themes diverged quite a bit from the teen book it’s based on, but it was still an enjoyable movie. We bought the DVD as soon as it was released in the US.

James Patrick Kelly’s Burn received the award for Best Novella. Burn was available as a Creative Commons License podcast, and Kelly freely made .doc, .rtf, .pdf, and .li (Microsoft Reader) copies of the work available from his website.

Comments (7) left to “Nebula Awards: Anime and Creative Commons represented”

  1. baby names meanings wrote:

    Is this the first time Miyazaki is collaborating with international movie makers? Was Howl’s Moving Castle produced under studio Ghibli?

  2. Carlos wrote:

    Howl’s Moving Castle was directed by Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki has the original screenwriting credit- I believe the Hewitts were involved in the English adaptation/translation.

  3. MaxAzi wrote:

    Is this the first time Miyazaki is collaborating with international movie makers? Was Howl’s Moving Castle produced under studio Ghibli?

    I dont think so, could the guy posted please put more info, i would like to know more about it. thx

    Max
    http://allaboutnarutouzumaki.blogspot.com/

  4. music technology wrote:

    I don’t know what international directors Miyazaki has collaborated with, but the English adaptation of Princess Mononoke was written by Neil Gaiman, who has just posted up a few pics on his blog of his recent visit to Studio Ghibli – which includes his meeting with Miyazaki himself! You can see them here:

    http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2007/09/nice-day.html

  5. Carlos Ovalle wrote:

    That’s true. I’m a big Gaiman fan; I saw him at the Paramount in Austin when they screened Princess Mononoke.

  6. Baby names wrote:

    Does anybody have a list of work that Miyazaki has done for the english speaking audience?

  7. Tim wrote:

    I’m a big Gaiman fan..check this out

    http://cyberanime.org

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