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It’s Official: Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring

Beloved Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, according to Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli. The news was announced at the Venice Film Festival where the 72-year-old ... 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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‘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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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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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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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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GKIDS’ Ghibli Line Up Returns to NY’s IFC

Back by popular demand, U.S. distributor of international animated films GKIDS is returning to New York’s IFC Center for another five week run of its retrospective on Japan’s Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Introducing a New Dutch Master

How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, ... Continue Reading →