Congratulations to Kunio Kato and all his colleagues at ROBOT on winning the Oscar for Best Animated Short for La Maison en Petits Cubes at last night's Oscars. It must have really been nerve-wracking for Kunio to give a speech in English in front of so many Hollywood celebrities, but he was smart and kept it short, sweet & very funny!
It was a big night for Japan as Okuribito, the film KineJun ranked as the best Japanese film for 2008, picked up the Oscar for best foreign film.
These films can be purchased via cdjapan:
Original Soundtrack (Music by Joe Hisaishi)