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‘The Films of Studio Ghibli’ Returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox

That all-anime spotlight program “Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli” will return for a third time to TIFF Bell Lightbox as a delightful audience treat for the holiday ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki May Exit Partial Retirement for First CG Feature

Fans sort of assumed it was only a matter of time before irrepressible creative guru Hayao Miyazaki canceled his (sixth) retirement, announced in all seriousness in 2013 when he was ... Continue Reading →
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Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name.’ Makes Oscar Consideration List

Funimation Films has confirmed that Japanese film Your Name. has made the official consideration list in the Best Animated Feature category for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. The box ... 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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A Satisfying Return

After 17 years away, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ delivers big time fun for fans of the long-running anime series.  Dragon Ball ... Continue Reading →
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Hayao Miyazaki Plans Ghibli Themed Nature Park

The pseudo-retired animation legend Hayao Miyazaki is certainly keeping busy despite stepping away from feature directing duties (so far, at least). The 74-year-old maestro behind Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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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 →