Posts Tagged ‘Studio Ghibli’

"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.

"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.