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It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... 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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Miyazaki Recommends Anno for ‘Nausicaä’ Sequel

Animation icon Hayao Miyazaki says that’s he would like Hideaki Anno, the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion to direct the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequel, per Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Discusses Mature Theme of New Movie

Beloved animation icon Hayao Miyazaki talked about the sources of inspiration for his new movie Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) and important issues facing today’s young people ... 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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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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Ghibli Art Director Crowdfunds Quake Support Film

Nizo Yamamoto, who in his tenure at Japan’s acclaimed Studio Ghibli has served as art director on iconic films like Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and Grave of the Fireflies, ... Continue Reading →
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Hideaki Voices the New Miyazaki Movie

Japanese director and animator Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will voice the lead character Horikoshi Jiro in this summer’s Miyazaki movie Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Totoro’ and ‘Moving Castle’ Blu-rays Land in May

There’s lot of goodies in store for Miyazaki fans in the next couple of months. Disney will release two of Hayao Miyazaki’s most acclaimed features Howl’s Moving Castle and My ... 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 →