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Welcome to Toonzone’s Miyazaki Week

by Ed Liuon February 28, 2010
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 […]

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: Crafting the World of “Spirited Away”

by Eileen Cruzon February 24, 2010
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) is an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The feature was released in Japan in 2001 and to the United States in 2002. Spirited Away went on to went on to win a lengthy list of awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards. […]

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 […]

Miyazaki Week: The End of Studio Ghibli

by on February 23, 2010
For quite some time, Studio Ghibli has been known for its great animated movies. The movies they make are not only beautifully animated, but contain great storylines that fully engage the viewer. However, I believe that this trend may come to a swift end once Hayao Miyazaki is done making films for the studio, and […]

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 […]