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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 →
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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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Ghibli Retrospective Kicks Off in NYC

New York’s IFC Center is beginning a 22-film screening series on Friday, December 11 celebrating some of the finest Japanese animated features ever made: the complete longform works ... Continue Reading →
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‘Collected Works’ Miyazaki Blu-ray will Be Amazon Exclusive

For the first time ever in North America, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s films will be available in a single home video collection. On November 17, 2015, The Collected Works ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases as Triple Play of Miyazaki on Blu-ray

It’s a big day for fans of Hayao Miyazaki, as three of his most-beloved movies finally arrive in North American on Blu-ray and special edition DVD. Having checked out advance ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... 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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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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Live-Action ‘Kiki’ Confirmed, Takashi to Direct

After a week of competing internet rumors, Twitch Film has triumphantly announced confirmation of their hint at a live-action version of Ghibli Studios’ anime classic Kiki’s Delivery ... Continue Reading →
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