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The Independent Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

UK newspaper, The Independent, speaks with Hayao Miyazaki, long-time collaborator, Toshio Suzuki and Studio Ghibli president, Koji Hoshino. The profile touches on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki’s lifelong struggle to interpret the world of children, his obsession while working on a project and his immediate sentimental detachment upon completion, his dislike of […]

Hayao Miyazaki at the Venice Premiere of "Ponyo"

Directory Hayao Miyazaki was interviewed at the Venice Film Festival at the screening for his latest movie, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Gake no ue no Ponyo). Miyazaki commented on his insistence on hand-drawn animation vs. the CGI used by his friends at Pixar Animation Studios, how the film was inspired by Hans […]

Hayao Miyazaki Talks "Ponyo" on NHK

The NHK’s Ohayou Nippon has interviewed director Hayao Miyazaki about Ponyo on the Cliff, his latest animated feature film that will be released in Japan on July 19, 2008. GhibliWorld.com has a translated summary of the interview, where Miyazaki discusses the animation techniques of the film, which eschew CGI, and how a trip to a […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 1: Top 5 Bare-Knuckle Brawls

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

More Details on Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo on a Cliff"

Nausicaa.net has posted a few more details about Ponyo on a Cliff, Hayao Miyazaki’s next animated film currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2008. The movie will supposedly feature parent/child relationships as a central theme of the film, and was inspired by the elder Miyazaki’s musings on his contentious relationship with his son […]

Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" as Miyazaki's Next Picture

Hayao Miyazaki’s next film has been announced as Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), Variety reports. The new feature will get a summer 2008 release via Toho Producer Studio Ghibli says the film, about a goldfish princess who wants to become human, will eschew any use of CG, with Miyazaki giving it […]

Hayao Miyazaki Named in Time Asia's "60 Years of Asian Heroes"

Time Asia has posted a feature on “60 Years of Asian Heroes,” naming the most influential figures in Asian history for the past 6 decades. One of the 60 is Hayao Miyazaki, described as, “Walt Disney, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles combined, with a dash of Claude Monet in his sumptuous landscapes and more than […]

Goro Miyazaki vs. Hayao Miyazaki

Reuters has published a profile on Goro Miyazaki, director of Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) and son of famed anime director Hayao Miyazaki. The article puts a spotlight on the antagonism between the two men, which seems to stretch outside of the family sphere and into open competition in the field of animated […]

Hayao Miyazaki Preparaing Next Film

Nausicaa.net has a report that director Hayao Miyazaki is preparing to make his next film, according to a translated report from a Toshio Suzuki interview from the TBS program R30. No real details were provided, other than pointing out that the title contains two “no” (の) characters, something his films are known for in Japan.

Miyazaki, Fanning Invited to Become Oscar Voters

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has just extended invitations to several potential new members, including occasional voice actress Dakota Fanning and Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Several of the 120 invitees for 2006 seem to have been selected to address criticisms that the Academy is either an “old man’s club” or lacks […]

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