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 ...

Gkids and Fathom Events Kick Off Studio Ghibli Fest With Ponyo March 25th, 26th and 28th

“Ponyo wants ham!” Studio Ghibli Fest, a nine film monthly series of anime classics, continues in March with Ponyo from the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki. ...

Oregon’s Dazzling New Tourism Ad Would Make Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli Proud — Watch

Oregon’s Dazzling New Tourism Ad Would Make Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli Proud — Watch You wouldn’t be wrong if you said watching Travel Oregon’s new 90-second tourism commercial brought back the feeling of watching “Spirited Away,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” or any other legendary Studio ...

My Neighbor Totoro: new video reveals year it takes place

Ryan Lambie Feb 9, 2018 Studio Ghibli's classic My Neighbor Totoro never straight up states when it's set, but a new video puts the clues together... Director Hayao Miyazaki's classic My Neighbor ...

A Studio Ghibli Pop-Up Is Coming to Turn Your Life Into Totoro's Mystical Forest

Most folks who grew up watching Japanese film icon Hayao Miyazaki's work have dreamt, at one point or another, of exploring the enchanted settings from films like Spirited Away and Kiki's Delivery ...

First Animated CG Movie on Its Way From Studio Ghibli

Last month we covered the exciting announcement that legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki had emerged from his short-lived retirement and was already at work on a new feature film. Miyazaki ...

Goro Miyazaki Is Directing a CG Anime Feature at Studio Ghibli

Last month we covered the exciting announcement that legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki had emerged from his short-lived retirement and was already at work on a new feature film. Miyazaki ...

Viz Media releasing Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Picture Books

Viz Media has announced that it is set to release two new Studio Ghibli Picture Books this December, capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke ...

Blu-ray Review – My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro, 1988. Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring the voice talents of Tim Daly, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, and Lea Salonga. Synopsis: The classic Hayao Miyazaki movie ...

Miyazaki Announces the Title of His "Last" Animated Movie

Seeing The Wind Rises in 2013 was a bittersweet experience. On one hand, it was yet another triumph from Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki (above). On the other hand, it was reported to be his final ...

This Last Jedi and My Neighbor Totoro Mashup is Adorable

This mashup of Porgs, the newest creature to be inducted into the Star Wars Universe, and My Neighbor Totoro is kind of interesting but unless you know about the latter the former is what you’re bound ...

This Star Wars: The Last Jedi and My Neighbor Totoro Mashup is Glorious!

This awesomely adorable fan-made mashup of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and My Neighbor Totoro was created by artist Michael Pasquale. He calls it “My Neighbor Poporgo” and as you can see it features Rey, ...

Guillermo del Toro’s On Set Nickname Inspires Adorable ‘Guillermo del Totoro’ Illustrations

Guillermo del Toro’s On Set Nickname Inspires Adorable ‘Guillermo del Totoro’ Illustrations Whether he’s passionately lauding his fellow filmmakers’ new movies, or enlightening the masses on how to create the perfect movie monster, Guillermo del Toro’s accessible and friendly social media ...

Guillermo Del Toro Confirms Internet Rumor From 2013's Pacific Rim

There is no question that writer/director Guillermo Del Toro is adored by his fans and now we all have even more reason to admire the legendary filmmaker. Earlier this week, the director of The Shape ...

Studio Ghibli Fest adds third dates for Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle

Following the overwhelming success of My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, Fathom Events and Gkids have announced that they have added third dates to all remaining titles in Studio Ghibli ...

Studio Ghibli Officially Reopens For New Hayao Miyazaki Movie

Where many animators might overtly simplify the visual elements of their animated movies, Hayao Miyazaki has always adhered to a painstakingly difficult process for his films. The legendary Japanese ...

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