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Kenji Kamiyama's The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Debuts at Annecy in June 2023

Otaku-sempai
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Apr 29 2023, 2:31pm

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Kenji Kamiyama's The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Film Debuts at Annecy in June 2023 Can't Post

From Anime News Network:


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Producer Jason DeMarco confirmed on Twitter on Thursday that The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, the new feature film by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Eden of the East), will make its debut at France's Annecy Festival in June 2023.

The film will open in cinemas on April 12, 2024.




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jlj93byu
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May 2 2023, 3:12pm

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That's a huge delay between it's debut and release in cinemas. I wonder why such a delay of almost a full year.


Otaku-sempai
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May 2 2023, 8:16pm

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April 12, 2024 has always been the announced day of release. Admittedly, I didn't expect the film to be finished for a while yet. Maybe this is a rough cut? Do animated films even have rough cuts?

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May 3 2023, 2:16pm

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My understanding is that The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is NOT completed. What will be shown at the festival is a preview: one or more clips and perhaps some other material.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella


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Jun 11 2023, 2:29pm

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"The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim" – Behind-the-Scenes Presentation [In reply to] Can't Post

Here are the details from the Annecy Festival site:

13 June 2023 from 10h00 to 11h15 [4 am to 5:15 am EDT; 1 am to 2:15 PDT]

Duration 01h15

A behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated original anime feature The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation.

Join Oscar-winner Philippa Boyens, award-winning filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, producer Joseph Chou for a behind-the-scenes presentation highlighting their efforts as they translate the excitement and cinematic wonder of Middle-earth through the visually sweeping lens and artistry of anime.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Speaker(s)

Philippa BOYENS
Productrice exécutive [Executive producer]

Joseph CHOU
Producteur [Producer]

Kenji KAMIYAMA
Réalisateur [Director]

Moderator(s)
Jason DEMARCO

Event venue

Bonlieu Grande salle [Bonlieu Great Hall]
1 rue Jean Jaurès
74000 ANNECY

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Otaku-sempai
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Jun 11 2023, 2:56pm

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It occurs to me that, due to the ongoing writers' strike, Philippa Boyens might not be able to participate in the presentation.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella


Otaku-sempai
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Jun 12 2023, 3:37pm

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Denothemes reports that the runtime for The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim will be 130 minutes, according to the film's listing for the Annecy Film Festival.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Jun 13 2023, 12:52pm

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first reactions post here [In reply to] Can't Post

 
https://www.theonering.net/...war-of-the-rohirrim/

it seems to be progressing well, although it also seems they have a long way to go yet.

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Otaku-sempai
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Jun 13 2023, 7:35pm

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it seems to be progressing well, although it also seems they have a long way to go yet.




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This animated prequel set 260 years before the cult trilogy is inspired by the Appendices provided by JRR Tolkien at the end of The Return of the King (Appendix A, Chapter II: The House of Eorl).

This is a curious one since earlier publicity material has stated events occur 183 years before the events chronicled in the original trilogy of films. Even factoring in the canonical delay between Bilbo’s party and Frodo setting out for Rivendell, something still seems wrong. It’s also … well… trivial, so I’ll return to this weirdness when I have time.


260 years before the end of the War of the Ring (Third Age 3019) is book-accurate for the death of Helm Hammerhand.


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Three non-finalized excerpts were broadcast in exclusive preview during this panel. The opening sequence, introducing the character of Hera, a dialogue scene in King Helm’s throne room, and finally a short teaser announcing the film’s main action scenes.

No Eowyn seemingly? Kinda surprsing [sic], but I’ll take a cookie for guessing Edoras would feature. Hera and Helm suggests to me that the familial relationships will be critical. Hera may end up our viewpoint character. Why? She survives wheras [sic] all her close kin — Helm, Haleth and Hama — perish.


Eowyn must enter as narrator at some other point in the film.


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IMPORTANT (because i know a lot of people will wonder): Producer Jason DeMarco clarified about the status of the footage shown to attendees — “We presented work in progress for attendees of the festival but it won’t be widely released.”


Surely there is something that can be released online: New production art; animatics; something?

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

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Otaku-sempai
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Jun 13 2023, 7:46pm

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Demothenes has posted the first in-depth look at The War of the Rohirrim.

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squire
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Jun 13 2023, 8:43pm

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Very interesting to see the effort of tieing together the fragments of Tolkien's appendix with its one short story about Helm and Freca, the extensive world-design of the New Line films, and the aesthetic of Japanese anime.

I still can't tell how attracted I am to it, partly because I feel there just isn't enough Tolkien there to support a film adaptation, and partly because of the fanbait Mumakil assaulting Edoras.

I did notice that he refers his readers to TORn's Discord server for a discussion of his article. Nothing about these here ancient Message Boards... I didn't even know TORn had a Discord server. Is that where everybody is these days?



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Jun 13 2023, 10:47pm

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I did notice that he refers his readers to TORn's Discord server for a discussion of his article. Nothing about these here ancient Message Boards...


...even by TORN staff?

Anyway, the film description is interesting, especially the character notes. I'm about to read up on the Lady of Mercians as she's new to me.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Demosthenes
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Jun 13 2023, 11:27pm

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like, 2am local and i was having super brain fade. I've added one in now.

i don't link up our IRC anymore even tho it's literally where I live ... we don't want visitors. :)

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Demosthenes
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Jun 13 2023, 11:28pm

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> 260 years before the end of the War of the Ring (Third Age 3019) is book-accurate

oh that's fine then.

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Ataahua
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Jun 14 2023, 12:44am

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Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Otaku-sempai
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Jun 23 2023, 2:56pm

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Annecy Animation Film Festival interviews The War of the Rohirrim crew [In reply to] Can't Post

Denosthemes posted on the "After presenting their work-in-progress on The War of the Rohirrim at Annecy last week, Kenji Kamiyama, Philippa Boyens and Joseph Chou also stopped off to give a 15-minute sit-down interview with one of the festival’s staffers.

They talk about their approach, the challenge and the reception from the Annecy audience. Thanks to Lasswen on our Discord for the find.

Join the discussion: If you’d like to weigh in with your thoughts on The War of the Rohirrim, feel free to join our Discord server[
/url] or the currently active thread on our forum message boards."

I was not sure how the current WGA writer's strike would affect the presentation. I suspected that at least Philippa Boyens would be obligated to bow out of the event. I can only guess that the animated film falls outside of the WGA guidelines as they pertain to the strike.

“Hell hath no fury like that of the uninvolved.” - Tony Isabella

 
 

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