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GKids Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

Review: "When Marnie Was There" - Is All That We See or Seem...

by slaion July 8, 2015
Alas, it was very bittersweet watching When Marnie Was There, knowing that it might be the last film Studio Ghibli will ever produce. Supposedly, Studio Ghibli is just taking a short hiatus after finishing this film, but many think it might be their last. One can only hope it’s not, since it would be a […]
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Review: "Spirited Away": Miyazaki's Encouragement To Children

by Neo Yion June 17, 2015
Life couldn’t get any worse for ten-year-old Chihiro. Her family is moving to a new home, meaning she had to leave her friends and old life behind. In an attempt to reach their destination faster, her parents take a detour that leads them into what they assume to be a theme park. The two unwittingly […]

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"Spirited Away" and "The Cat Returns" Come to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 1, 2015
Disney Presents Two Beloved Films from the Acclaimed Studio Ghibli Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY The Enchanting Fantasy Adventure THE CAT RETURNS Experience these Magical Adventures Like Never Before on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16, 2015 SPIRITED AWAY: Synopsis: From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated […]

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"When Marnie Was There" Announces English Language Voice Cast

by Ed Liuon March 6, 2015
GKIDS & STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST AND NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE FOR WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE CAST INCLUDES: HAILEE STEINFELD, KIERNAN SHIPKA, KATHY BATES, ELLEN BURSTYN, GEENA DAVIS, CATHERINE O’HARA, JOHN C. REILLY, RAINI RODRIGUEZ & VANESSA WILLIAMS FILM OPENS MAY 22 IN NYC & LA FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL EXPANSION NEW YORK, NY […]
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Review: "Pom Poko" Blu-ray - The Tanuki are Restless

by Weathermanon February 10, 2015
I need to clear up one thing before we get too deep into things. Tanuki are not raccoons. They’re a type of dog that lives in Japan and looks kind of like a raccoon, but they are in no way related to North American raccoons, despite Disney’s insistence on calling them raccoons in the dub […]

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Review: "Porco Rosso" Soars High on Blu-ray

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2015
Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso fits chronologically and thematically between the pre-teen Kiki’s Delivery Service and the very adult Princess Mononoke. The movie’s sense of magical whimsy is tempered by much more adult themes and the spectre of wars past and yet to come, all done with the same mastery of craft that we’ve come to […]
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Review: "Tales from Earthsea" - Patronizing Boredom in Fantasy Form

by Neo Yion February 5, 2015
Tales From Earthsea has an infamous shadow hanging over it, being the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki. At the height of its release, there was a nervous air as Studio Ghibli’s fans wondered if lightning can strike twice from the same family. Whether he expected it or not, there was an immense […]

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GKIDS Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

by Todd DuBoison January 14, 2015
GKIDS Films has acquired North American rights for When Marnie Was There, the latest theatrical film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. The film, based on the children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), tells the story of Anna, a lonely young girl who meets and befriends a mysterious girl […]
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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of The Princess Kaguya Review - A Feast for Both the Eyes and Heart

by slaion December 10, 2014
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya is based on the Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The story is about a bamboo cutter named Okina who one day discovers a strange but beautiful miniature girl hidden inside the base of a glowing bamboo stalk. He takes the girl home to his wife, Ona, […]