Posts Tagged ‘Studio Ghibli’

"Howl’s Moving Castle," "My Neighbor Totoro" DVDs Scheduled for Spring 2006 Release

by Ed Liuon August 17, 2005 is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro are scheduled for a Spring 2006 release on DVD, according to a trailer on Disney’s website for the Studio Ghibli DVD collection.

Hayao Miyazaki to Receive Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

by Ed Liuon August 1, 2005
A report on states that director Hayao Miyazaki (Howl’s Moving Castle) will be receiving the Golden Lion for career achievement at the 62nd Annual Venice Film Festival.

Ghibli French Release Schedule Announced

by Ed Liuon June 28, 2005 has posted theatrical and DVD release dates for a series of Studio Ghibli movies for France.

Diana Wynne Jones at "Howl" Screening in Cambridge

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2005
The in the United Kingdom, running from July 7 to July 17, will show several Studio Ghibli films, including Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Castle in the Sky. The festival’s screening of Howl’s Moving Castle will be introduced by Diana Wynne Jones, the author of the novel […]

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
National Public Radio has posted a page for their, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via

"Howl’s Moving Castle" Box Office Results

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2005 is reporting the box office results of Howl’s Moving Castle from two separate news sources, each of which interprets the results differently. interprets a $427,987 take from 36 venues as a disappointment compared to the debut of Spirited Away. However, takes a lower estimated take of $401,000 and spins it as an […]

Hayao Miyazaki Profiled at NY Times

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2005
A.O. Scott, movie critic for The New York Times, has examined the collected film works of director Hayao Miyazaki (free registration required). Calling him “the world’s greatest living animated-filmmaker,” the article delves into many common themes in all of Miyazaki’s films.

SF Gate on Ghibli vs. Disney

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2005
A review of the Studio Ghibli retrospective running in Berkeley is the launch pad for an article on comparing the Japanese studio’s animated works to those of the Disney Corporation. The works of the Pixar Animation Studio are also brought into the discussion. (via

Miyazaki to Attend NY Opening of "Howl’s Moving Castle"

by Ed Liuon May 31, 2005
A press release from Disney reveals that director Hayao Miyazaki will be present at the June 6 debut of Howl’s Moving Castle at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Producer Toshio Suzuki and actors Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, Jean Simmons, and Emily Mortimer are also scheduled to attend. (via

"Howl’s Moving Castle" Debut Press Release

by Ed Liuon May 26, 2005 has published the press release for the debut of Howl’s Moving Castle at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The movie is scheduled to debut on June 9, 2005; tickets are available by phone at 1-800-DISNEY6 or at the El Capitan Theatre website.