‘Lu Over the Wall’ Film Review: Wild Mermaid Anime Defies Categorization

‘Lu Over the Wall’ Film Review: Wild Mermaid Anime Defies Categorization Somewhere in the psychoactive realm between “The Little Mermaid,” “Ponyo,” that mermaid subplot from “Beach Blanket Bingo” and the time you accidentally ate a moldy tangerine and saw never-before-seen ...

Film Review: ‘Lu Over the Wall’

For those whose appetites for Japanese anime don’t stop at Studio Ghibli, Masaaki Yuasa’s “Lu Over the Wall” goes not just over the wall, but pinwheeling through the neighbor’s garden and practically ...

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 ...

‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Film Review: Chinese Animated Fantasy Tells Bold, Beautiful Tale of Sacrifice

‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Film Review: Chinese Animated Fantasy Tells Bold, Beautiful Tale of Sacrifice Chinese animation makes a confident play for art and relevance with “Big Fish & Begonia,” a swell of myth, nature, adolescent turbulence and fantasy intrigue that impresses more often than it ...

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. ...

Have You Seen "Bonus Jonas" Frankie Jonas Lately?

Have You Seen Frankie Jonas isn't the tiny, little Jonas brother we remember anymore! For those of you scratching your head, wondering where Frankie fits in among Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas and Joe Jonas, let us ...

Wild and Adventurous Opening Scene For Mary And The Witch's Flower

I'm pretty excited about this upcoming anime film from Studio Ponoc called Mary and the Witch's Flower. It looks like such a crazy and imaginative film and the first three minutes of the film have ...

Spellbinding New U.S. Trailer For The Fantasy Anime Film Mary And The Witch's Flower

We've got a great new magical U.S. trailer for the upcoming fantasy anime film Mary and the Witch's Flower. The wonderful and imaginative looking film tells the adventurous story of a young girl named ...

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Director and Producer on the Heritage of Studio Ghibli and the Birth of Studio Ponoc

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick, is the first film from Studio Ponoc, a new Japanese animation studio founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura. Nishimura ...

The Insanely Adorable Reason Hayao Miyazaki Came Out Of Retirement

The Insanely Adorable Reason Hayao Miyazaki Came Out Of Retirement The last we heard of Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie, pre-production was beginning as Studio Ghibli reopened its doors in August. As fans continue to wait for any new details from the project that might ...

Gkids To Reissue Six Studio Ghibli Films For Blu-Ray

Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North ...

Gkids to handle home video on Studio Ghibli catalogue

Distributor now handles home entertainment rights as well as theatrical on Japanese studio titles. Gkids has announced it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to distribute the Japanese animation ...

Studio Ghibli’s Best Movies Are Being Reissued on Blu-ray This October, Including ‘Spirited Away’

Fall 2017 is shaping up to be a great season for Hayao Miyazaki fans here in the U.S. The director’s 1979 feature debut “The Castle of Cagliostro” is returning to theaters nationwide September 14 and ...

Reissues of Six Miyazaki Films in the Works From Studio Ghibli, Gkids

Gkids is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the Japanese animation studio’s catalog in North America, including Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Academy Award winner “Spirited Away.” The alliance was ...

Cinema Geeks: Episode 136 – Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’

Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst ...

Who Is Noah Cyrus? Get to Know Miley's Little Sister

Who Is Noah Cyrus? Get to Know Miley's Little Sister Image Source: Getty / Gregg DeGuire Noah Cyrus has already started to take over the music scene in a big way, but this certainly isn't her first encounter with the spotlight. As the daughter of Billy ...

Hayao Miyazaki Is Prepping For His Next Film, Four Years After Retirement

There aren’t a lot of Japanese animators with name recognition on this side of the Pacific. We have Hayao Miyazaki — co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, ...

‘Princess Mononoke’ Turns 20: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Animated Classic (Photos)

‘Princess Mononoke’ Turns 20: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Animated Classic (Photos) Twenty years ago, Hayao Miyazaki finished what was supposed to be his final movie: a dark, violent, yet beautiful fantasy about the growing conflict between man and nature. Instead, it was acclaimed ...

Anime classic Princess Mononoke Returns to U.S. Theaters

In time for the 20th anniversary of its original release, anime epic Princess Mononoke will hit U.S. theaters on 2017. Princess Mononoke is directed by Japanese anime legend Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited ...

Frankie Jonas, 16-Year-Old 'Bonus Jonas,' Cited for Marijuana Possession

Frankie Jonas, 16-Year-Old 'Bonus Jonas,' Cited for Marijuana Possession Frankie Jonas, the younger brother of Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, has run into a bit of legal trouble. The 16-year-old, often referred to by JoBros fans as the "Bonus Jonas," was cited for marijuana ...

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