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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Magnificent Coda

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Miyazaki Says He’s Serious About Retirement

At a packed conference attended by over 600 journalists in Japan on Friday, animation icon Hayao Miyazaki, the Oscar-winning director of 11 popular features said he’s definitely ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Bring Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to N.A.

Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be handling North American theatrical distribution of Studio Ghibli’s latest animated film, The Wind Rises, directed by toon legend ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Announces Comic-Con Poster Plans

Austin-based theater and tie-in art powerhouse Mondo has announced plans to release new prints, including three colossal pieces of artwork to celebrate the release Warner Bros. and ... Continue Reading →
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Theater Murals in Japan Showcase 21 Ghibli Movies

Hugo Ozman of Twitchfilm.com reports that giant murals have been unveiled in 26 theaters across Japan today celebrating images from 21 Studio Ghibli features made between 1984 and 2013. ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Double Treat Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray

Today is a great day for fans of anime master Hayao Miyazaki as two of his most popular movies arrive on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S., thanks to Disney Home Entertainment. First up, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Totoro’ and ‘Moving Castle’ Blu-rays Land in May

There’s lot of goodies in store for Miyazaki fans in the next couple of months. Disney will release two of Hayao Miyazaki’s most acclaimed features Howl’s Moving Castle and My ... Continue Reading →