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Welcome to Toonzone's Miyazaki Week

To commemorate the release of Ponyo on DVD and Blu-ray on March 2, 2010, Toonzone is kicking off Miyazaki Week: 5 days of reviews and essays on the work of Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki.

OK, fine, that’s a business week, but “Miyazaki Business Week” sounds like a magazine. Work with us, here.

To many fans of animation, Hayao Miyazaki is a man who needs no introduction. It is no exaggeration to call him one of the greatest modern masters of animation, and he has directed of some of the most beloved animated films of all time, including My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. His fanbase includes Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, along with probably the entire staff of Pixar and nearly everyone who’s anyone in the field of animation, many of whom honored him last year at a special appearance at the San Diego Comic Con and with an award given by the Association of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In conjunction with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Toonzone is hosting a giveaway where 5 lucky winners will receive all 4 of the newly-released Studio Ghibli Collection DVDs: Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Click here for eligibility rules and to enter to win a prize package!

This blog post will be updated as the week goes on with links to all our coverage of Miyazaki Week:

ALL WEEK LONG

CONTEST: Win all 4 newly released Studio Ghibli Collection DVDs: Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service!

MONDAY

REVIEW: Starting Point: 1979-1996

BLOG: Yes, That’s Miyazaki, Too!

NEWS: Hayao Miyazaki and John Lasseter on “Ponyo”

TUESDAY

REVIEW: Kiki’s Delivery Service

BLOG: Why Princess Mononoke is Not an Environmentalist Fable

NEWS: New Ponyo Movie and Bonus Feature Video Clips

WEDNESDAY

REVIEW: Castle in the Sky

BLOG: Miyazaki Week: Crafting the World of “Spirited Away”

THURSDAY

REVIEW: Ponyo

BLOG: Miyazaki Week: “My Neighbor Totoro” as a Reverse Coming-of-Age Story

FRIDAY

REVIEW: My Neighbor Totoro

BLOG: Miyazaki Week: The End of Studio Ghibli

Special thanks to the fine folks at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Click Communications for their support for Miyazaki Week.

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