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Hot Clip: Ghibli’s ‘Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’

While U.S. audiences are just beginning to get familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as it’s playing in limited release to qualify for the Oscars, another Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Fond Farewell

Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki bows out of the ... Continue Reading →
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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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Two Studio Ghibli Pics Set for Summer 2013

Japan’s much-esteemed Studio Ghibli has announced plans to release two movies in the summer of 2013. Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari are the new features by studio founders ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

Fans of the acclaimed feature Grave of the Fireflies have one more reason to be grateful this Thanksgiving! New York-based powerhouse distributor GKIDS announced today that it has picked ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Hits U.S. Theaters Today

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 ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Presents Ghibli Retrospective in LA

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Sentai to Distribute Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

Isao Takahata’s celebrated anime 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies will be re-released by North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks on DVD in 2012. Digital distribution ... Continue Reading →
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How to Create a Spanish Gem

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation: 2011

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, ... Continue Reading →