Posts Tagged ‘Studio Ghibli’

Titles and Descriptions of Studio Ghibli Museum Shorts Available

by Ed Liuon November 2, 2005 is reporting on three new short films which will be shown at the Studio Ghibli Museum starting January 3, 2006. The three films are: – “Yagodashi” (Looking for a Home), about a girl on the road looking for a new home – “Hoshi wo Katta Hi” (The Day I Cropped a Star), focusing on […]

Next Ghibli Feature To Be Announced Dec. 13; Oshii Will Direct Love Story

by Benon November 2, 2005 reports on a talk at the Tokyo International Film Festival between Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and director Mamoru Oshii, in which Suzuki revealed that the studio will announce Dec. 13 the name of the property that will be the basis for the next Ghibli feature. Previously, Suzuki had said that Ghibli was in […]

No Theatrical Release for English-dub "Totoro"

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2005 has posted a report from the English dub premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro. The report notes that there are no plans for any theatrical release of the movie and follows up on several Ghibli DVD projects, including the news that a release of Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday has been shelved indefinitely.

English Dub of "My Neighbor Totoro" to Debut October 23

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
A press release notes that the new English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro will premiere on October 23, 2005, as the closing film of the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. The screening is by invitation only.

"Howl’s Moving Castle" News from the UK

by Ed Liuon September 28, 2005
News sources in the United Kingdom are focusing on Howl’s Moving Castle, which debuted there on September 1. The Financial Times interviewed director Hayao Miyazaki, while the Telegraph interviewed Diana Wynn Jones, author of the novel on which the film is based. (via

Guardian Interviews Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon September 15, 2005
The Guardian’s film section has interviewed Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle). The interview subjects range from his recent films and his stature in the animation industry to challenges faced in his relationship with Disney and Miramax. (via

Hayao Miyazaki Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Venice Film Festival

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2005
Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 9. In statements to the press, he stated that he was unconcerned at the relatively poor performance of his movies outside of Japan and claimed he nearly skipped the award ceremony, feeling that lifetime achievement awards are for […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" Japanese DVD Details Announced

by Ed Liuon September 9, 2005 has posted the specifications for the standard and special edition Howl’s Moving Castle DVDs being released in Japan on November 16. The Studio Ghibli Short Films DVD will be released at the same time.

Studio Ghibli Short Film DVD Scheduled for Region 2

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2005 is reporting that a region 2 DVD containing several short films by Studio Ghibli has been scheduled for release this fall in Japan. The disc will include the films “On Your Mark,” “Sorairo no Tane,” “Portable Airport,” and “Space Station No. 5.”

"Howl’s Moving Castle" to Receive Hollywood Film Festival Award

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2005 is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.