Posts Tagged ‘Studio Ghibli’

New Short Films Debut at Ghibli Museum on January 3

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2005
Three new short films will debut at the Studio Ghibli Museum starting on January 3. Details and still frames from all three movies (House Hunting, Mon-mon the Water Spider, and The Day I Harvested a Star) are available at, with a translation of the picture captions and the accompanying article provided by

NY Film Critics Circle Names "Howl’s" Best Animated Film of 2005

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2005
The New York Film Critics Circle has named Howl’s Moving Castle the Best Animated Film of 2005. A full list of their awards and the winners is available at their website.

New Studio Ghibli Film Announced

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2005 is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s next film will be entitled Gedo Senki (Gedo War History) and will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki. The film will be an adaptation of A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin. It is scheduled to be released in Japan in July 2006.

Joe Hisashi Wins LA Film Critics Association Award

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2005
Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisashi has won the Best Musical Score award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his work on Howl’s Moving Castle, according to

Disney Announces Specs for "Whisper of the Heart" R1 DVD

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2005 has posted some details for Disney’s region 1 DVD release of Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart. The 2-disc set will be released on March 7, 2006, and will include a “behind the microphone” special feature, original storyboards, and trailers and TV spots.

Studio Ghibli Retrospective on UK FilmFour Satellite TV

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2005 is reporting that the FilmFour satellite TV station in the United Kingdom will be running a Studio Ghibli film retrospective throughout the month of January. Titles and air dates are available at, which also states that most of the films will be shown in English dubbed versions.

"Totoro," "Howl," "Whisper" Coming to DVD March 2006

by Benon November 21, 2005
Ultimate Disney reports that the next wave of Ghibli discs, which will include Miyazaki’s latest, Howl’s Moving Castle, as well as Whisper of the Heart and the new release of My Neighbor Totoro, is scheduled for release in the U.S. on March 7, 2006. [via the Miyazaki Mailing List]

Son of Miyazaki to Direct Next Ghibli Film

by Benon November 13, 2005
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has announced in a talk at Meiji University that the next Studio Ghibli film will be directed by Goro Miyazaki, one of Hayao Miyazaki’s sons, Ryoko Toyama on the Miyazaki Mailing List reports. In the past, Goro Miyazaki worked in landscaping. According to Ms. Toyama, he designed the rooftop garden […]

Official Confirmation on TCM’s Ghibli Presentations (Updated 11/11)

by Zeddon November 11, 2005
Toon Zone News now has official confirmation regarding TCM’s previously announced plans to feature Ghibli movies during the month of January. Each Thursday in January, TCM will present classic Ghibli animation. Each film will be presented first in its English-dubbed format, with an encore presented later with the original Japanese-language track. The only exception to […]

London Children’s Film Festival to Screen "Totoro," "Porco Rosso"

by Ed Liuon November 7, 2005 is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.