Welcome back to our discussion of the most underrated films of the 2010s. This time, we're taking on animated films. A couple of caveats: while normally, we'd eschew films that did well at the box office or won multiple awards, there are movies here that despite their successes still are not recognized for how amazing […]
Animation director and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association at their annual awards dinner on January 12th 2019. LAFCA president Claudia Puig made the announcement today. "We are thrilled to be presenting our Career Achievement award to Hayao Miyazaki, who has transported […]
It was back in 2013 that visionary anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Totoro) announced he would be retiring from feature film development. Shortly thereafter in 2014, Studio Ghibli followed suit and said it would take a "brief pause" after Miyazaki's retirement. Now it seems that the lights have come […]
When legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki retired from directing in 2013 with his so-called final feature film, The Wind Rises, he must have been using the same definition of the word that legendary wrestler Ric Flair did during his many retirements. According to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki (via a report on Anime News Network), Miyazaki is […]
DesignTaxi spotted this tribute to Hayao Miyazaki by Pablo Fernandez Eyre. It renders the master's characters, like Princess Mononoke, Kiki, and Ashitako, and Miyazaki himself as 8-bit characters as the race to visit him: [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/104063954[/vimeo] Short, but quite charming. Porco Rosso is still my personal favorite — probably because it was the Miyazaki film I […]
I'm not telling the kids. Not yet anyway. STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCES CLOSURE Toshio Suzuki has announced the closure of Studio Ghibli. Here's a translated version of the news article: "Just moments ago, Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer, announced on the TV show of the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku chain effectively as announced as sources close to […]
This must have been in production long before Hayao Miyazaki announced his latest retirement. Maybe they got to work the last time he said he was quitting.
It already had its Oscar qualifying run in the States featuring the original Japanese cast.
Oh, what might have been.
Or: the kind of reassurances the US distributor thinks American audiences need in order to go see a work that really speaks for itself.
There's not much to go on yet but some clues that next year's Ghibli film will be a sequel to Porco Rosso set against the Spanish Civil War.
Though he has already retired once and then continued making films regardless, Studio Ghibli's Koji Hoshino has announced formally at the Venice Film Festival that Hayao Miyazaki will no longer direct any feature length projects.
The original animator of the God Warrior wants to make a sequel.
Giving us rather more footage than ever before, here's an extended trailer for Studio Ghibl's biopic of aeronautic engineer Jiro Horikoshi. There's some chat before hand, but once the footage comes, it rolls on and on… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3AekHQy6lc[/youtube] Beautiful, for sure but how Western audiences might react to this specifically Japanese subject remains to be seen. […]
In fact there are two beautiful films from Studio Ghibli out on Blu-ray this week. That's cause for a lot of celebration.
Hold on to your hats because Hayao Miyazaki has made another film about the awe and majesty of flight.
World War 2 fighter planes and a miniature princess found growing inside a stalk of bamboo.
Shunji Higuchi, a storyboard artist on Evangelion, has directed a live action film featuring the God Warriors from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. It's going to be screening at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo between now and October, and a trailer was screened on Japanese TV […]
Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki has decided his next film won't be "the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch." Quotes from Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki were published this weekend on the Japanese site Hollywood Channel, and translated by the Anime News Network. Rather interestingly, Suzuki said that Miyazaki had predicted […]
Both of the wise old men of Ghibli are working up new projects. We've already talked about Hayao Miyazaki's next picture, which is said to be an "autobiography," and now Isao Takahati has confirmed that his next film should be with us in a couple of years' time. According to Cinema Today, via the Anime […]