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GKids Acquires U.S. Theatrical Screening Rights to Studio Ghibli Movies

Variety reports that GKids has acquired the theatrical screening rights to the 13 films in Studio Ghibli’s catalog, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Spirited Away. Movies will be released in both subtitled and English dubbed versions, with 10- and 25-year anniversary screenings of Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky at […]

Hope for Ghibli's Next Generation in "From Up on Poppy Hill"

I expect From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokurikozaka kara) will strike American Studio Ghibli fans as a little strange. It’s not set in a fantastic world of gunslinger samurai, flying pigs, tiny people, magic cats, Japanese gods or aquatic toddler Valkyries. Actually, its world isn’t fantastic at all, and its high school-aged heroes have more […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

"Princess Mononoke" No Longer Licensed in US

AnimeNews.biz reports that Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke is no longer licensed in the United States by either the Walt Disney Company or by Echo Bridge Distribution (former distributor for the now-defunct Miramax label). At the moment, it is not known whether any former rights holders or any other companies would be willing or able to […]

UK Trailer For Studio Ghibli's "Arrietty" Posted

Twitchfilm.com has posted a recently-released theatrical trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Arrietty, based on Mary Norton’s book “The Borrowers.” The film tells the story of a family of small people living underneath a human household. The trailer features the voice talent of the UK voice cast that includes the talents of Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Tom […]

"Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind": Taicho Planet and the Planeteers

Extras are a mixed bag. Naturally, you have both the Japanese and English dubs, but the mixed bag comes with the odd union of the new and the old. The Blu-Ray disc features the “World Of Ghibli” interactive feature as other Studio Ghibli releases by Disney do. The entire storyboard can be played in place […]

"Tales From Earthsea": A Troubled Fantasy

The immorality of this and the preciousness of mortal life is spoken of extensively throughout the climatic final act of the film, to the point that the topic is unfortunately explored at the expense of all else. The foremost problem lies with Arren, our intended protagonist. The specter of his father’s murder and his self-described […]

Ghibli Museum Shorts to Screen at Carnegie Hall on March 26, 2011

The Studio Ghibli Museum short films “House Hunting” and “Mon Mon the Water Spider” will be screening at a special presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 26, 2011. The screenings will mark the first time either film has been screened outside of Japan. Tickets begin at $15, with screenings at 6:30 […]

"Nausicaa" and "Tales from Earthsea" Getting US Home Video Release March 8, 2011

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has launched websites for the home video releases of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in a Blu-ray Combo Pack and Tales from Earthsea on DVD. Both discs are set for release on March 8, 2011. (via Nausicaa.net)

San Francisco Gate Talks with Gary Rydstrom on Dubbing "Tales from Earthsea"

The San Francisco Gate has spoken with Pixar’s Gary Rydstrom about producing the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea. Rydstrom, who has won seven Oscars for his work in sound, discusses how the dub is akin to his earlier work in sound design, what it was like to direct actors for the first […]

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