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Is Studio Ghibli On The Cusp Of Calling It Quits?

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With Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and Toshio Suzuki’s move from film producer to general manager within the studio, rumors have surfaced in Japan that the venerable anime studio may be moving from producing feature films to merely managing their anime assets or creating television productions. Miyazaki’s retirement combined with Suzuki’s change of focus and the exorbitant […]

Trailer and Stills for Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

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A full-length theatrical trailer has been released for Studio Ghibli’s next film When Marnie Was There, the studio’s first movie produced without input from its founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson, which was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal award in […]

English Cast for "Tale of the Princess Kaguya" Announced; Coming to Theaters October 17, 2014

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GKIDS, KENNEDY/MARSHALL AND STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCE THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST FOR THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA CAST INCLUDES: CHLOË GRACE MORETZ JAMES CAAN MARY STEENBURGEN DARREN CRISS LUCY LIU plus more… GKIDS SETS OCTOBER 17 RELEASE DATE “KAGUYA” TO RECEIVE NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – July 15, 2014 […]

Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

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Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]

GKIDS Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness"

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GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 12, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for […]

PR: Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]

GKids Adds Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of Princess Kaguya"

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GKids Films has announced today that it will release Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya in North America “later this year”. The film, first released theatrically in Japan in November 2013, was the first theatrical work by director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Little Norse Prince Valiant) since My Neighbors the […]

Review: "The Wind Rises" - Miyazaki's Solemn Tribute to Invention

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Reasonable people can disagree about whether Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement from directing feature films will stick, but I think it is impossible to walk away from The Wind Rises without a lasting impression that it was created and directed as though it were this auteur’s final project. This film of exquisite beauty is ostensibly a biopic […]

PR: "The Wind Rises" Wins Truly Moving Picture Award

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THE WIND RISES COMPLETES MIYAZAKI LEGACY, WINS TRULY MOVING PICTURE AWARD Hayao Miyazaki’s final animated feature film honored by Heartland Truly Moving Pictures (INDIANAPOLIS) – Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises” has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. “’The Wind Rises’ is another extraordinary film from […]

Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

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The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

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