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Totoro Appears at Southern Japan Bus Stop

A 43-year old Japanese man has erected a statue of Totoro at a bus stop in the city of Sankai in the Nagasaki prefecture (original Japanese article with picture here). Yoshiyuki Yamamichi constructed the statue out of scrap materials “to improve the image of the area.” Thus far, no Catbus has stopped to pick up […]

GhibliWorld Talks to Enrico Casarosa on Studio Ghibli's Influence on Pixar

GhibliWorld.com has published Cartoon Brew about how Studio Ghibli, and specifically the work of director Hayao Miyazaki, has affected the films made by Pixar Animation Studios. Casarosa discusses how he discovered Miyazaki, how Miyazaki’s films have affected his work personally and the work of the studio, the differences between American and Japanese animated movie production, […]

Toshio Suzuki on Ghibli's "Ponyo"

Producer Toshio Suzuki was interviewed by the Ghibli Channel about the production of Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), the latest Hayao Miyazaki movie in currently in production at Studio Ghibli. Suzuki describes some of the challenges in working with Miyazaki as the film takes shape.

Details on Miyazaki/JAL Collaboration Revealed

Nausicaa.net is reporting the details on the “Sora wo Tobu” (Fly the Skies) collaboration between Studio Ghibli and Japan Airlines (JAL), which will include a selected schoolchild’s drawing being painted on a JAL Boeing 787, screenings of Porco Rosso and the short film “Kuso no Sora Tobu Kikai-tachi” (Fancy Flying Machines) on select JAL flights, […]

English Cast of "Tales from Earthsea" Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted the English voice cast of Tales from Earthsea, naming Timothy Dalton as Sparrowhawk (Ged), Willem Dafoe as Cob, Matt Levin as Arren, Cheech Marin as Hare, and Mariska Hargitay as Tenar. There is still no official North American release date for the movie in theaters or on DVD.

More Details on Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo on a Cliff"

Nausicaa.net has posted a few more details about Ponyo on a Cliff, Hayao Miyazaki’s next animated film currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2008. The movie will supposedly feature parent/child relationships as a central theme of the film, and was inspired by the elder Miyazaki’s musings on his contentious relationship with his son […]

Ghibli Announces "Ponyo" as Miyazaki's Next Picture

Hayao Miyazaki’s next film has been announced as Gake no ue no Ponyo (Ponyo on a Cliff), Variety reports. The new feature will get a summer 2008 release via Toho Producer Studio Ghibli says the film, about a goldfish princess who wants to become human, will eschew any use of CG, with Miyazaki giving it […]

Nakajima Kiyofumi on Running the Ghibli Museum

On March 10, Yomiuri Online posted an interview with Nakajima Kiyofumi, the director of the Studio Ghibli Museum. GhibliWorld.com has just posted an English translation of the interview, where Nakajima discusses how he landed the job, where. Nakajima succeeds Goro Miyazaki, who vacated the position as museum director to direct Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). […]

Miyazaki's 'Howl's Moving Castle' nominated for Nebula.

Mr. Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle has been nominated for a Nebula Award. Source: Anime News Network

Voice Casting Calls Held for Miyazaki's Next Film

According to Nausicaa.net, the Studio Ghibli production diary notes that casting has begun for Hayao Miyazaki’s next film, with 160 children attending the audition. Details about the next film are still pending.

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