Modest Heroes (Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen) (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Modest Heroes (Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen) (2019)

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Fathom Events and GKIDS partner Studio Ponoc to bring Modest Heroes, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today, to cinemas this December. Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain't Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio's exciting future. Featuring the voice of Maggie Q (Designated Survivor, Divergent). Studio Ponoc, founded by two-time Academy Award (R)-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch's Flower last year.

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Critic Reviews for Modest Heroes (Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen)

All Critics (7)

An inspirational opportunity to highlight the strengths of short-form animation.

January 18, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Unfortunately like Mary and the Witch's Flower the film doesn't quite live up to the great potential the studio offers. It's a harmless grouping of shorts but one that will soon be forgotten

January 13, 2019 | Rating: 2.25/5 | Full Review…

As a chance to see some of Japan's finest up-and-coming animators at work, good things come in small packages.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The writer/directors all give something unique - both visually and from a storytelling viewpoint - and that's a bold and heartening sign for Ponoc's future.

January 10, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Modest Heroes is a satisfying sophomore effort from Studio Ponoc, a collection of shorts that, together, resonate with the sentiment of that most joyous and courageous of adages made famous by the likes of Rod Serling.

January 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Hiromasa Yonebayashi has created a world that feels real but gives him absolute narrative control.

December 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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