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Win tickets to 'The Boy and the Beast' at the Loft

This 2015 animated film re-imagines the Kipling classic, "The Jungle Book," setting it in downtown modern Tokyo, with more martial arts and awesome sword fights, and we've got a pair of tickets to showings this weekend at the Loft Cinema for one lucky winner.

The screenings will begin Friday and run through next Thursday.

To enter to win, comment here and tell us about your favorite animated movie, or let us know over on our Facebook page.

From the Loft:

In this fantastic animated adventure from award-winning writer/director Mamoru Hosoda, a young boy discovers a secret world of beastly warriors in the back alleys of contemporary Tokyo.

With Hayao Miyazaki settling into retirement, many consider Hosoda as the heir apparent to the anime throne. Indeed, his recent films — The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children — can easily be placed alongside the best of Studio Ghibli or Pixar. With an admitted preference for hand-drawn animation, Hosoda displays a storytelling ease and a knack for staging action that puts Hollywood to shame. In his latest film, he reimagines Kipling’s The Jungle Book, only his version has a lot more martial arts and awesome sword fights. Alone and on the run, nine-year-old orphan Kyuta stumbles across a realm of anthropomorphic beast people just a few magical degrees removed from Tokyo’s vibrant Shibuya district. There, he becomes apprentice to Kumatetsu, a gruff, bearlike warrior. Like all great cinematic couplings, they get off to a rocky start — Kumatetsu is a bit of a grump — but eventually the two develop an affectionate and heartfelt relationship that must withstand challenges from both worlds. Filled with plenty of laughs and excitement, The Boy and the Beast is a thrilling adventure for genre fans of all ages. (Dir. by Mamoru Hosoda, 2015, Japan, in Japanese with subtitles, 119 mins., Not Rated/Recommended for ages 11 and up)

The 1:15 p.m. screening on Friday will be dubbed, as well as the 1:45 p.m. screenings through Thursday. The rest of the screenings will be subtitled.

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Mar 4, 2016, 12:35 pm
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Congrats to this week’s winner, Randy Hays!

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