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Underrated and Animated: The Most Underrated Films of the 2010s Part II

Underrated and Animated: The Most Underrated Films of the 2010s Part II

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 […]


Studio Ghibli And Visionary Director Hayao Miyazaki Coming Out Of Retirement For New Film

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 […]

Her Universe’s Must Have Monday Deal: Studio Ghibli

Fandom fashion brand Her Universe continues to carry some of the most interesting licenses for their clothing and accessory lines.  Champions of the social media sales game, the folks at HU posted their newest set of “Monday Must Haves”, which just happen to be from their Studio Ghibli line. Fans of the classic animated feature […]

“Retirement” Here Used Loosely as Hayao Miyazaki Reportedly Prepping New Film

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 […]

Gillian Anderson And Studio Ghibli Brings Us Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter

Studio Ghibli has adapted Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren for Amazon Prime. It tells the story of Ronja, the daughter of a professional robber, who realizes the complicated nature of her father’s profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. She struggles to balance this friendship […]

Spirited Away Artist / Colorist Michiyo Yasuda Has Passed Away

Artist, animator and color designer Michiyo Yasuda has passed away last week at the age of 77. Yasuda, born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, was part of Studio Ghibli when it was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. She was the head of the color department until 2008 when she retired after […]

The Red Turtle Trailer Presents Studio Ghibli’s First Co-Production

Michaël Dudok de Wit‘s animated film The Red Turtle presents the first co-production from the storied Japanese Studio Ghibli. Judging from the following trailer, the film marks the beginning of a new era for the company as it uses its name to bring attention to new animators. The film looks stunning, but still keeping with […]

Daisy Ridley Lends Her Voice To Only Yesterday Trailer

Daisy Ridley headlines the North American voice cast of Only Yesterday, a 1991 Studio Ghibli film written and directed by Isao Takahata. In the new dub, Ridley plays twenty-seven-year-old Taeko. While on a train trip to the country, she is reminded of her life as a young girl in 1966. [youtube][/youtube]   The film goes […]

These Fan Posters Crossover Legend Of Zelda And Studio Ghibli

Here is an idea. Mix two beloved Japanese pop cultural corner stones and watch the internet swoon. That’s exactly what artist Matt Vince (via Kotaku) has done, by creating these posters for a Legend of Zelda Studio Ghibli movie. There are three and they show off Link, Zelda and Ganandorf respectively. They really are gorgeous and capture Ghibli […]

Porco Rosso, Howl’s Moving Castle And More Race In 8-Bit Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

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][/vimeo] Short, but quite charming. Porco Rosso is still my personal favorite — probably because it was the Miyazaki film I […]

Only Yesterday Coming To US Theaters In 2016

Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, may be best known stateside for Grave of the Fireflies, one of the most depressing, yet beautiful movies ever made. Not all of his films are as intense, but they are well crafted and worth the time. Kyle Pinion over at the Beat reports GKIDS has acquired Takahata’s 1991 […]

Goodbye Ghibli? Or Is It Au Revoir?

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 […]