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Princess Mononoke Ashitaka San

Review: “Princess Mononoke” Blu-ray – The Indispensable Mythic Movie

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison November 24, 2014
Rarely has the wait for high definition treatment been longer and more worthwhile than for Princess Mononoke. This is the most distinct film in Hayao Miyazaki’s illustrious oeuvre, and surely a contender for his very greatest if only because of the many layers there are to it. It is an epic quest, a tale of […]
Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki

Studio Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” Theatrical Release on November 28, 2014

by Ed Liuon November 19, 2014
GKIDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS OPENING THEATRICALLY NOVEMBER 28 AT NEW YORK’S IFC CENTER FOLLOWED BY DIGITAL RELEASE DECEMBER 9, 2014 NEW YORK (November 19, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, will release THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND […]

The Wind Rises

Review: “The Wind Rises” Blu-ray – A Beautiful Mind

by Neo Yion November 19, 2014
When he was young, Hayao Miyazaki would spend his childhood days in his father’s factory, a manufacturer of war plane parts. Fascinated by the intricate design of the flying machines, Miyazaki would carry his lifelong obsession with them for decades to come, tellingly incorporating flight prominently into his films. The Wind Rises feels like a […]

Details for Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “The Wind Rises” on Disney Blu-ray

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 25, 2014
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release three films from Studio Ghibli and retired director Hayao Miyazaki on Blu-ray for the first time in North America: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke and The Wind Rises. In keeping with the company’s other Ghibli releases each movie will be released as a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, each retailing […]

Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

by Alex Beanon August 28, 2014
Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]

Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

by Alex Beanon July 21, 2014
With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]
Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Hayao Miyazaki

Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]

Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Hayao Miyazaki

GKIDS Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 12, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for […]

Review: “The Wind Rises” – Miyazaki’s Solemn Tribute to Invention

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison March 3, 2014
Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]