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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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Toonz Goes Open Source with Ghibli Edition

Italian indie developer Digital Video and Japanese publisher Dwango have inked an agreement for the latter to acquire Toonz, a digital animation software solution. The deal goes forward ... 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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Hayao Miyazaki Cancels Retirement Again

Legendary Japanese animator, director, writer and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki has announced that he is putting his sixth attempt at retirement aside in order to take on his first wholly ... 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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Miyazaki to Receive Honorary Oscar

This Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards, legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki will be presented with an honorary Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Publishes Miyazaki’s Original ‘Mononoke’

Among the movies of Hayao Miyazaki, 1997′s Princess Mononoke stands tall as one of his greatest achievements and as the film that brought widespread awareness of his work to America. Now, ... 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 Sets New Edition of ‘Art of Princess Mononoke’

VIZ Media will release Aug. 26 a new edition of the acclaimed art book The Art of Princess Mononoke, which features a new translation and hardcover presentation. VIZ Media’s Studio ... Continue Reading →