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Review: "Princess Mononoke" Blu-ray - The Indispensable Mythic Movie

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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 […]

CLIP: "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Princess Mononoke," "The Wind Rises" Blu-rays Coming November 18, 2014

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Details for Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "The Wind Rises" on Disney Blu-ray

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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 […]

PR: GKIDS' Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Returns to NYC IFC Center from November 16 - December 20, 2012

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: GKIDS’ STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE RETURNS TO NYC’S IFC CENTER FOR FIVE WEEKS   CASTLES IN THE SKY MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 15 FILMS FROM 1984 TO 2009 INCLUDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI MASTERPIECES “SPIRITED AWAY” “PRINCESS MONONOKE” “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” “CASTLE IN THE SKY”   AND WEEK-LONG THEATRICAL […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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