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Miyazaki Week: Why "Princess Mononoke" is Not an Environmentalist Fable

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2010
One common criticism I’ve seen of Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is that it’s “environmentalist,” which is usually used to mean the sort of preachy, treacly, Earth First screed where people are Bad and nature is Good, end of story. Really, I have to wonder if we’re watching the same movie. While there is a healthy […]

Miyazaki Week: Yes, THAT'S Miyazaki, Too!

by Weathermanon February 24, 2010
So, Hayao Miyazaki.  Quite possibly the most influential animator on the planet Earth right now.  Owner of too many international film awards to be counted here.  Lauded the world over for creating some of the best animated films of all time.  Director of a good few episodes of the Lupin III television show. Huh? Yep. […]

Miyazaki Week: "My Neighbor Totoro" as a Reverse Coming-of-Age Story

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2010
The coming of age story is a common plot in cinema, and in the works of Hayao Miyazaki in particular. The coming of age can be literal, as in Kiki’s Delivery Service, where the plot revolves around the title character reaching the age when she must strike out into the world and find her own […]

Screen Crave Interviews John Lasseter and Hayao Miyazaki on "Ponyo"

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2009
Screen Crave has posted an interview with Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Disney’s John Lasseter on Ponyo, Miyazaki’s latest movie which will premiere in the United States on August 14, 2009. Among other topics, Miyazaki discusses how close the movie is to him and what he thinks of the English versions of his films; Lasseter […]

"Variety" Spotlight on Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2009
Variety has posted a host of articles focusing on Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, in advance of his appearance at the San Diego Comic Con International 2009 and the North American premiere of his latest movie Ponyo. Included are articles on the efforts to raise Miyazaki’s profile (and Ponyo’s box office receipts), comments from his […]

VIZ Media Announces "Ponyo" Tie-in Books, Miyazaki "Starting Point" Collection

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2009
VIZ Media has announced several new books relating to famed Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki and his latest movie Ponyo, which will be released in North America on August 14, 2009. There will be three direct tie-in books for the movie, including the 4-volume official film comic (suggested retail price $9.99 per volume), a Ponyo […]

The Independent Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Eileen Cruzon May 3, 2009
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"

by Ed Liuon September 2, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
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

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2008
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 […]