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Review: "The Wind Rises" Blu-ray - A Beautiful Mind

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When he was young, Hayao Miyazaki would spend his childhood days in his father’s factory, a manufacturer of war plane parts. Fascinated by the intricate design of the flying machines, Miyazaki would carry his lifelong obsession with them for decades to come, tellingly incorporating flight prominently into his films. The Wind Rises feels like a […]

CLIP: "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Princess Mononoke," "The Wind Rises" Blu-rays Coming November 18, 2014

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Details for Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "The Wind Rises" on Disney Blu-ray

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Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release three films from Studio Ghibli and retired director Hayao Miyazaki on Blu-ray for the first time in North America: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke and The Wind Rises. In keeping with the company’s other Ghibli releases each movie will be released as a Blu-ray / DVD combo pack, each retailing […]

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 […]

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 […]

CLIP: "Creating Planes" with Studio Ghibli's "The Wind Rises"

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2014 Academy Award Nominees Announced (UPDATED with Reaction Statements)

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for a 2014 Academy Award. Categories with an animated film in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE The Croods (DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination Entertainment) Ernest & Celestine (GKIDS/La Parti Productions/Les Armateurs) Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios) The Wind Rises (Kaze […]

Animation Dominates Japan 2013 Box Office Charts

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that the 2013 annual box office results in Japan are dominated by animation, with 7 out of the top 10 grossing films of the year being animated, and one prominently featuring a CGI character in a live-action movie. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) was the #1 top grossing film […]

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