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‘Wind Rises’ Tops ‘Monsters U.’ Opening in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest turn in the director’s chair, his first in five years, filled plenty of seats over its opening weekend. The 2D-animated pseudo-historical adventure ... Continue Reading →
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First Teaser for ‘Wind Rises’ Hits Web

Fans of Japanese toon legend Hayao Miyazaki are now able to get a glimpse at the master’s upcoming feature The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) from his Studio Ghibli, set to hit Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolf Children’ Wins Best Animation Japan Academy Prize

The latest animated feature from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) has been awarded the Best Animation award at the 36th Japan Academy Prize ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Pollsters Rank Favorite Miyazaki Flicks

Most animation aficionados have a soft spot for Studio Ghibli founder and animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s works—some would even be hard pressed to pick a favorite out of the director’s ... 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 Brings Complete Ghibli to IFC

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 ... Continue Reading →