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Anime Legend Miyazaki Returns to the Director’s Chair
Studio Ghibli has confirmed that its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement (again) to work on a new animated feature, as hinted earlier this year.

Brewery Ommegang and HBO Global Licensing Release Newest ‘Game of Thrones’ Beer: Bend the Knee
You can start guzzling hornfuls of this golden honey-brewed ale when the collectible Targaryen, Lannister and Stark sigil bottles go on sale Memorial Day weekend ($9.99 ea.)

‘Hellboy’ Hell Water Cinnamon Whiskey Is Now on Sale
Need something with more a punch to slake your nerd-thirst? Grab a bottle of this small batch, 66.6 proof old-fashioned swiggable inspired by Mike Mignola’s iconic comic-book character, from Dark Horse Comics, XXX Distillery and Prestige Imports ($19.99 per 750ml bottle).

You Need to Watch the Adorable Trailer for Gay Animation ‘In a Heartbeat’
This lovingly crafted, coming-of-age (and coming out) CG short by Esteban Bravo and Beth David was crowdfunded and will be available online for free this summer. And it looks totally sweet, relatable, and charming as all get-out.

Animation Technology Will Boost Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry, Says Minister
Minister of Information & Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed used his opening ceremony address at the African Digital TV Development Seminar in Beijing to push for investment in the growing global industry.

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki