Tag "Studio Ghibli"

Happy anniversary, Grave of the Fireflies!

There have been so many different types of Japanese animation series throughout the decades. However, every once in a while there is an anime that everyone watches that tugs at

Amazon secures rights to localize Studio Ghibli’s first TV series

On Friday, Amazon revealed via a press release that it had acquired the rights to Studio Ghibli’s first television series Ronja the Robber’s Daughter and will debut an English language version this fall on

The Legend of Zelda reimagined as a Studio Ghibli film in fan-made trailer

A while back, artist Matt Vince made a trio of posters that showed off what The Legend of Zelda could look like in the style of a Studio Ghibli film. As beautiful as they

Studio Ghibli Film Festival comes to Santa Ana

Didn’t get a chance to see Howl’s Moving Castle or Princess Mononoke in a full-fledged theater? Well, now is your chance. Coming to The Frida Theater in Santa Ana, CA,

Studio Ghibli collaborates with animator Michael Dudok de Wit on ‘The Red Turtle’

Studio Ghibli’s newest co-production is with French production and distribution company Wild Bunch for the award-winning The Red Turtle. Created by Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit, The Red Turtle

Checking out toy distributor Bluefin’s open house

The folks at Bluefin invited us to take a look inside their new warehouse. As you walk into the office, you are greeted with a life-size Hulkbuster. Talk about an

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki (Blu-ray review)

North America is finally getting the chance to bring home The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki on November 17th. This collection includes 11 feature films and a bonus disc with

Former Ghibli artist sets out to make his own film

Another Studio Ghibli?! Well, not quite. But it’s close enough and I don’t know about you but I’ll take it! Although Ghibli is on a hiatus for now, some of

Studio Ghibli to receive Busan International Film Festival’s 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

This year’s Busan International Film Festival will award Studio Ghibli with the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year. The award is to honor “an Asian filmmaker or group that has

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (film review)

The name Hayao Miyazaki has sparked praise from audiences around the world. From his directorial debut in Lupin the Third’s Castle of Cagliostro to his swan song, The Wind Rises,

Studio Ghibli’s production department on suspension?

After 29 long years and 20 great animated films, general manager Toshio Suzuki announced that Studio Ghibli’s production department is considering taking a break and possibly disbanding (or restructuring). While

Hayao Miyazaki’s last film, The Wind Rises, gets a new trailer

For Studio Ghibli fans, it’s hard to believe that The Wind Rises is going to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last film before he retires. He is a pioneer in the anime

From Up On Poppy Hill – Blu-ray Review

Before we start, let me tell you that I’ve never been a fan of Studio Ghibli films. I’ve watched Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle with each film getting a resounding “meh”

Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’ heads to Blu-ray this September

Being released in Japanese theaters in 2011, U.S. fans of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) will now have a chance to check out From Up on

Studio Ghibli releasing 2 movies in Summer 2013

Studio Ghibli, the studio responsible for releasing films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and recently The Secret World of Arriety, has officially announced today that they will be releasing

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will come to North America in Winter 2012

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is about a boy named Oliver who travels to a parallel world to become a magician in hopes to resurrect his dead

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ Trailer and Release Date

Disney has released a new trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty. It’s being directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and will mark his debut as a director. He’s also

Ghibli’s Worlds Recreated in Minecraft

I admit I’ve been late to the Minecraft bandwagon. I only started playing 2 weeks ago and I’ve barely scratched the surface of the game. That hasn’t stopped me from

Ken Watanabe & Yuu Aoi to Host Studio Ghibli Documentary

Actor Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai and Inception) and actress Yuu Aoi (Honey and Clover and Tekkonkinkreet) will be hosting a documentary titled Studio Ghibli Monogatari (The Story of Studio