‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Review: A Fun Portrait of a Miserable Retiree

‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Review: A Fun Portrait of a Miserable Retiree Here is just a tiny sample of the many different ways that Hayao Miyazaki — arguably the greatest animator the cinema has ever seen — describes himself in Kaku Arakawa’s documentary about the artist’s ...

'Roma' Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday met to determine their picks for the year's best in film.  The group announced that voting had begun via Twitter early on Sunday morning.  Spirited ...

Anime Review: My Neighbor Totoro (1988) by Hayao Miyazaki

“My Neighbor Totoro” and its titular character, are among the most iconic releases by Studio Ghibli, with the fame and the status of both growing significantly through the years, in a tendency that ...

Today in Movie Culture: New 'The Lion King' Compared to the Original, Historical Cinematic Universes and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Comparison of the Day: Darth Blender compares shots from Disney's The Lion King remake with the original 1994 animated ...

Film Review: Grandma and Her Ghosts (1998) by Wang Shaudi

“These ghosts have no manners.” There seems to be a common thread throughout the work of animated features from Asia, which connects them to either a culture’s folklore or its roots. Of course, you ...

Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbor Totoro' Gets China Release Date

Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbor Totoro' Gets China Release Date Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) will be the first Studio Ghibli film to get a theatrical release in China, on Dec. 14, the 30th anniversary of the much-loved anime's debut. The ...

Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Career Achievement Award From Los Angeles Film Critics

Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Career Achievement Award From Los Angeles Film Critics Animation director Hayao Miyazaki will be honored by The Los Angeles Film Critics Association with a Career Achievement Award at the organization’s annual awards dinner Jan. 12 at the InterContinental ...

My Neighbor Totoro: 30th Anniversary Edition set for release in November

StudioCanal has announced that it is set to release the Studio Ghibli classic My Neighbor Totoro as a limited edition 30th anniversary box set this November. My Neighbor Totoro: 30th Anniversary ...

Have Your Say: My Neighbor Totoro Versus Grave Of The Fireflies

Thirty years ago, then-fledgling animation factory Studio Ghibli released two new feature films, each starring two children: the gentle fantasy tale My Neighbor Totoro and the harsh war drama Grave of ...

‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Getting Impressive Blu-ray Set for 30th Anniversary

Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki's animation classic My Neighbor Totoro is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To commemorate the milestone, Studio Ghibli has partnered with Gkids, a ...

30th Anniversary Edition of My Neighbor Totoro From Gkids And Shout! This December

Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro is one of, if not the most beloved family animation of all time. This year is is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and to mark the occassion Gkids is packaging ...

'My Neighbor Totoro' Set as First Studio Ghibli Release in China

Studio Ghibli films look set to get their first full theatrical release in China, beginning with Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), which is celebrating 30 years since it bowed in ...

Board the Catbus to See ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Back in Theaters for Its 30th Anniversary

Board the Catbus to See ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Back in Theaters for Its 30th Anniversary The Catbus is taking us on a jaunt back in time for My Neighbor Totoro‘s 30th anniversary. My Neighbor Totoro returns to theaters for three days only in celebration of the Studio Ghibli classic, which ...

My Neighbor Totoro Returns to Theaters This Fall for 30th Anniversary

My Neighbor Totoro Returns to Theaters This Fall for 30th Anniversary It's one of the greatest animated movies of all time. Now, younger fans who missed in back in the 80s will finally get to see My Neighbor Totoro on the big screen, where it was meant to be seen. It is ...

Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro receiving 30th anniversary theatrical release

Gkids and Fathom Events have announced that they are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated masterpiece My Neighbor Totoro with a special theatrical release as part of Studio ...

Annecy Film Review: ‘Mirai’

Annecy Film Review: ‘Mirai’ After such expansive fantasies as “Wolf Children” and “Summer Wars,” Japanese animation master Mamoru Hosoda delivers a story of such intimate, unpretentious simplicity, you’d hardly recognize it as ...

Pretty Packaging: The Wolf's Rain Ultimate Edition Is Good Enough To Howl About

When Scotland-based distributor Anime Limited announces a new ultimate edition, I tend to take notice. So far, the company has displayed great taste in picking up titles old and new, and previous ...

Studio Ghibli Theme Park Sets 2020 Opening in Japan, Debuts Gorgeous First Look Concept Art

Studio Ghibli excited fans around the world when it announced last summer that a theme park based on the studio’s filmography would be opening in Japan. According to The Japan Times, the regional ...

Isao Takahata, Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82

Isao Takahata, Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82 Isao Takahata, co-founder of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and acclaimed animation director, died on Thursday in a Tokyo hospital. He was 82. According to local media, Takahata had been in declining health ...

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and Director, Dies at 82

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata passed away this morning at the age of 82. Takahata has been fighting some health problems over the past few years, with it worsening last summer. He died of ...

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