Studio Ghibli Artist Michiyo Yasuda Dies Age 77

Michiyo Yasuda — a widely respected animator and color artist whose four decade career included a span at Studio Ghibli from its first feature (Castle in the Sky, 1986) to Hayao ... Continue Reading →

Art Ludique Paris to Premiere Disney Exhibit

From October 14, 2016 through March 5, 2017, Art Ludique – The Museum will present for the first time the special exhibition “L’Art des Studios d’Animation Walt ... Continue Reading →

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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Dies Age 57

Makiko Futaki, a long time Japanese feature animator whose most recent work was on Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, died May 13 of an “unspecified illness,” ... Continue Reading →

‘Only Yesterday’ & ‘Boy in the World’ Arrive July 5

GKIDS announces that pre-ordering is now available for the home entertainment release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday and Ale Abreu’s Boy & the World. Both titles ... Continue Reading →

‘Big Fish & Begonia’: Chinese-Korean Fantasy Gets First Trailer

One of the most anticipated Chinese animated features of recent years will finally arrive in local theaters on July 8, and if the freshly released trailer is anything to judge by, this ... Continue Reading →

Studio Ghibli Film Adapts 12th Century Manga

Acclaimed Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli may have slowed down its feature production pace (its last full length film, When Marnie Was There, came out in 2014) — but that doesn’t ... Continue Reading →

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Only Yesterday, a Classic in Japanese Animation, Is a Delicate Beauty L.A. Times’ Kenneth Turan applauds the long-awaited stateside arrival of Isao Takahata’s overlooked gem. Oscars: ... Continue Reading →

Ghibli Co-Pro ‘The Red Turtle’ Due in September

Japanese film distributor Toho has announced its 2016 release lineup, including the promise that Studio Ghibli’s feature co-production The Red Turtle, directed by Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Hayao Miyazaki Plans Ghibli Themed Nature Park

The pseudo-retired animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is certainly keeping busy despite stepping away from feature directing duties (so far, at least). The 74-year-old maestro behind Oscar ... Continue Reading →