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‘Dragon Ball Z’ Feature Earns $8M in Limited Run

FUNimation’s grass-roots limited theatrical release of the anime feature Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has quietly earned a solid $8 million in ticket sales in its nine-day release. The ... 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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Corus Plans ‘Battle of the Planets’ Reboot

Battle of the Planets, North America’s 1970s adaptation of the action-packed anime series Gatchaman, is the latest classic show scheduled for an animated makeover. Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces Ghibli Doc Release

GKIDS has announced it will be bringing the intriguing Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness to New York’s IFC Center on Friday, November 28 — a much ... 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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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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Ghibli Update: Miyazaki’s Potential New Project

Though celebrated animation writer, director and manga-ka Hayao Miyazaki announced plans for a really, truly, for real this time retirement back in September, Variety reports that the ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s Future Remains Fuzzy

Rumors about the closure of acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli shutting down, spurred by a translated news report of an announcement by GM Toshio Suzuki, were somewhat ... Continue Reading →