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Studio Ghibli Announces Hayao Miyazaki's Retirement From Feature Films

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During a press conference at the Venice International Film Festival on Sunday, Studio Ghibli President Koji Hoshino announced that director Hayao Miyazaki will retire from directing feature films. The news comes in the wake of the release of Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) in Japan, a fictionalized biography of the Zero Fighter […]

Hayao Miyazaki Faces Nationalist Backlash for Anti-War Messages in "Kaze Tachinu"

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The South China Morning Post reports that renowned animation director Hayao Miyazaki has drawn criticism from right-wing and nationalist Japanese factions for perceived anti-war messages in Kaze Tachinu, his latest film about the life of Horikoshi Jiro, creator of the Japanese Zero fighter. Despite its subject and setting during World War II, the movie portrays […]

PR: "From Up on Poppy Hill" Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Cable VOD on September 3, 2013

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“Visual Magic!” – A.O. Scott, New York Times “Stunning! As Beautiful a Hand-Drawn Animated Feature As You Are Likely to See” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times “One of the shimmering highlights of the year!” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune “Gorgeous!” – Scott Tobias, NPR   FROM LEGENDARY STORYTELLER HAYAO MIYAZAKI AND STUDIO GHIBLI COMES AN INTERNATIONALLY […]

Review: "My Neighbor Totoro" Blu-ray - Best. Neighbor. Ever.

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Some movies are huge, gaudy spectacles of sound and fury that signify nothing more than our ability as humans to be entertained by empty flashes of lights.  Some movies completely eschew the idea of anything visual and become an exercise in watching boring people talk to each other till you’re sick of it.  The best […]

Review: Magic Found in "Howl's Moving Castle" Blu-ray

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For those familiar with Miyazaki-san’s work, it should come as no surprise that Howl’s Moving Castle is a visually sumptuous feast for the eyes, especially in the absolutely stunning high-definition presentation it receives on this new Blu-ray. “Beautiful” just seems like a grossly inadequate word to describe it. Its first scenes of the Castle steaming […]

New Clips Released from "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Howl's Moving Castle" Blu-rays

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the following new video clips from My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle in advance of their release in Blu-ray combo packs on May 21, 2013: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Making Acorns Grow: Totoro at the Bus Stop: What Mei Found: HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE That’s My Girl: Air Chase: […]

Specs Released for "My Neighbor Totoro," "Howl's Moving Castle" Blu-rays, Coming May 21, 2013

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released the disc artwork and fact sheets for the Blu-ray releases of My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, both of which will be released on May 21, 2013. Acclaimed Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts for the First Time in High Definition on Blu-ray Combo Pack May 21, […]

PR: Studio Ghibli's "From Up on Poppy Hill" Opens to $57,585 Box Office on Two NYC Screens

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S FROM UP ON POPPY HILL OPENS TO $57,585 BOX OFFICE ON TWO NYC SCREENS **** #1 FEATURE FILM OPENING OF THE YEAR FOR BOTH IFC CENTER & ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER POPPY HILL OPENS LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO 3/22 EXPANDS TO MULTIPLE N. AMERICAN MARKETS STARTING 3/29 WITH CONTINUED EXPANSION THROUGHOUT APRIL […]

NY Times Looks at Making "From Up on Poppy Hill"

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The New York Times has examined the making of From Up on Poppy Hill, the latest film from Studio Ghibli directed by Goro Miyazaki from an adapted screenplay by his father Hayao Miyazaki. In the article, the younger Miyazaki discusses some of the artistic influences in the film and inspirations for some of its key […]

Disney Announces "My Neighbor Totoro," "Howl's Moving Castle" Blu-rays Coming May 21, 2013

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Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced that Blu-ray combo-pack releases of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle are available now for pre-order with a release date set of May 21, 2013. Bonus features for both releases look identical to the earlier DVD releases, with no new bonus features shown at this time. […]

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