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How Disney brought Studio Ghibli’s take on The Borrowers to U.S. audiences. For over two decades, the enchanting traditionally animated features of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s Studio Ghibli have been awing audiences at home in Japan, and increasingly around the world. Thanks to its partnership with Disney, the works [...]
Animation distributor GKIDS is showcasing a 20-year retrospective of the films from acclaimed Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli in Los Angeles this month. Presented by American Cinematheque, the films will play at the Egyption and Aero Theatres in Los Angeles from Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, February 12. The LA [...]
Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film. First-time reactions of audiences to an animated movie can be very telling. Just ask Spanish director Ignacio Ferreras, who is getting a lot of attention this year because of his [...]
Film Independent has planned a special night of programing devoted to the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the L.A. County Museum of Art. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with a screening of a new 35 mm print of the 1986 classic Castle in [...]
Pjotr Sapegin’s stop-motion short The Last Norwegian Troll offers a lovely mix of humor and poetry. How do you make a beautifully crafted stop-motion short about a confused troll living in modern-day Norway which is both funny and strangely poignant? For the answer to that question, you may have to [...]
GKIDS, distributors of award-winning animation for fans of all ages, is bringing a complete retrospective of the films of Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli to New York’s IFC Center from Friday, December 16 to Thursday, January 12. The screenings will include premiere U.S. theatrical engagements for several films. All 15 [...]
We searched high and low to find some of the brightest, bravest and most talented up-and-coming over-achievers in the toon scene. Zack Keller & Ed Skudder Co-Creators, Dick Figures [6 Point Media] Work goes faster when you have a good buddy helping you out—or hurling insults at you, or postulating [...]
New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film made its world premiere at Telluride Film Festival, was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival, and has been released to wide acclaim [...]
Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of acclaimed features such as Grave of the Fireflies and Only Yesterday, confirmed last week that he is working on a new movie. The acclaimed helmer, whose last movie was the 1999 feature My Neighbors the Yamadas revealed the news at a [...]
Although Americans will have to wait until February 2012 to see Studio Ghibli’s 2010 feature Arrietty in theaters, Japanese audiences will have the chance to see another new animated feature from the much-respected studio on July 16. Co-written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Goro (Tales from Earthsea), [...]