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“Spirited Away” 15th Anniversary Theatrical Screening Event on December 4 & 5, 2016

by Ed Liuon November 15, 2016
Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary Brings Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-Winning Animated Masterpiece to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only The Influential Japanese Animated Feature, Along With an Exclusive Ghibli Short Film, Hits the Big Screen on December 4 and 5 in Partnership with GKIDS DENVER – November 14, 2016 – Enter an enchanted world of witches, […]

Review: “Only Yesterday” Blu-ray Is A Riveting Trip Down Memory Lane

by Neo Yion July 6, 2016
Only Yesterday’s US release is nothing short of a miracle. For years, it suffered as the only Studio Ghibli film to never make it stateside. Even during the brief time period in the late 90’s/early 21st century when Disney shoved Ghibli dubs out like candy, this one remained curiously absent. The only way anyone could legally […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2016 – Michael Arias Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 12, 2016
With Anime Limited’s Jeremy Graves presiding as MC, the Michael Arias panel offered a rare chance for insight on this veteran of the Hollywood and anime industry, including his recent adaptation of the Project Itoh novel Harmony. Michael’s earliest memories of anime were watching televised dubs in his Southern Californian childhood, titles such as Speed […]

2016 Annual Academy Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the full list of nominees for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Bridge of Spies Ex Machina Inside Out Spotlight Straight Outta Compton BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the […]

Wit Studio’s Kotomi Deai and Hiroshi Shimizu to Attend MCM Scotland Comic Con

by Grant Whiteon September 8, 2015
Director Kotomi Deai (The Rolling Girls, Silver Spoon, Kids on the Slope) and animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Porco Rosso, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Space Dandy), both attached to Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, Hal and The Rolling Girls itself), will be in attendance at MCM Scotland Comic Con to be held 26-27th September at the SECC in Glasgow. […]

Only Yesterday

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Studio Ghibli’s “Only Yesterday”

by Ed Liuon August 25, 2015
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR STUDIO GHIBLI’S ONLY YESTERDAY STUDIO GHIBLI CO-FOUNDER AND ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE ISAO TAKAHATA’S MASTERWORK, NEVER BEFORE RELEASED IN NORTH AMERICA NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VERSION FEATURES DAISY RIDLEY AND DEV PATEL FILM TO RECEIVE 25th ANNIVERSARY THEATRICAL RELEASE WINTER 2016 New York, NY – August 24, 2015 – GKIDS, the distributor […]

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 […]

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 […]