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Top 10 Ryan Lambie 19 Aug 2013 - 06:31
Flying scenes are a staple of Studio Ghibli's feature films. Ryan provides a run-down of some of the most spectacular...
There are certain themes that are so prevalent in the films of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, they've almost become trademarks: the tenacious heroine on the cusp of adulthood. A fascination with animals, countryside and nature. Flying is another staple of the studio's animation - and Miyazaki's interest in aviation is unsurprising when you consider his family history.
Both Miyazaki's father and uncle were involved in the aviation industry, and made parts for the Mitsubishi Zero fighter - one of the most capable flying machines in the Second World War. The young Hayao Miyazaki's love of aeroplanes never left him, and along with his other childhood interests and experiences, would go on to inform the films he'd make as an adult.
Feature Ryan Lambie 2 Aug 2013 - 06:15
We're putting on a special Studio Ghibli screening later this month. And you have the chance to vote for the film you'd most like to see...
In partnership with Studio Canal, Den Of Geek has a very special evening lined up later this month. We'll be screening one of five classic Studio Ghibli movies - and we're giving you the chance to vote for which one you'd most like to see. The event will take place in a London location, and we'll be announcing the date, venue and details of how you can attend later in the month. Oh, and there'll be some fabulous prizes for some lucky readers on the night, too.
To get involved, all you have to do is head for the comments section and provide the name of the Ghibli film you'd prefer to see on the big screen - a tricky choice, »
Over the last couple of years, a burgeoning trend within the Walt Disney Company is their ever-growing willingness to buy every remnant of your childhood. A few years ago, Disney officially bought Pixar Animation Studios, and between then and now, Disney became the owners of Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios. If it’s a cinematic touchstone of your childhood, Disney most likely owns it partially or wholly now. For some people, though, Disney working with and distributing outside animated movies goes well beyond Buzz Lightyear, Dory the tang, and Pixar’s other iconic characters. Though the Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli was cranking out classics before Pixar, it’s through Pixar that Ghibli’s films got an even wider international audience.
This week, Disney’s finally releasing two of Ghibli’s most well-known films on Blu-ray for the first time in North America: My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle. »
- Josh Spiegel
Genre: Animation | Action | Adventure
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
MPAA Rating: PG
Run Time: 119 minutes
Disney and Studio Ghibli proudly present Academy Award®-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s (Best Animated Feature, 2002, “Spirited Away”) unforgettable animated adventure “Howl’s Moving Castle” in high definition, on Blu-ray for the first time ever — on May 21, 2013.
The fantastic new Blu-ray Combo Pack release lets “Howl’s Moving Castle” soar like never before with a breathtaking new HD digital transfer of the fantastic animated adventure that celebrates the power of love and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity.
Brimming with a blend of imagination, humor, action and romance, “Howl’s Moving Castle” is the story of Sophie (voiced by Emily Mortimer), a diligent teenage girl working in her family’s hat shop, who finds her life thrown into turmoil when she »
- Jess Orso
Studio Ghibli’s “Howl’s Moving Castle,” based on the book by English fantasy writer Diana Wynne Jones, will be released on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack May 21, and in celebration of the upcoming release, ShockYa is giving away a Studio Ghibli DVD pack! The pack will include one Blu-ray copy of “Howl’s Moving Castle” and one Blu-ray copy of “My Neighbor Totoro.” If you’d like to see if you can win this prize pack, here’s what you need to do: Follow us @Shockya and tweet us the phrase, “@Shockya is giving away a Studio Ghibli DVD pack! Follow and Rt to enter!” You have until the release date, May 21, to enter. [ Read More ]
The post Win Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro via ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway appeared first on Shockya.com. »
My colleague Dominic Patten yesterday revealed how Universal sent lawyers to invoke coitus interruptus by halting production of Fifty Shades Of Grey: A XXX Adaptation. Aside from blatant copyright infringement, I think those porn producers have also disgraced a proud hardcore sex film industry tradition of coining clever titles from real movies and TV shows. According to the 10 seconds I spent researching this on Google, those classics apparently have included: Splendor in the Ass, Throbbin’ Hood, Ball The President’s Men, Hung Wankenstein, Das Booty, Enema of the State, In Diana Jones and the Temple of Poon, The Rodfather, Add Momma to the Train, Star Whores, Schindler’s Fist and E.T.: The Extra-Testicle. Not to be outdone, XXX classics inspired by TV shows include Beverly Hills 9021-Ho and Dawson’s Crack. C’mon guys, how about spending 10 seconds to come up with something that is not only laugh-worthy, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
6 items from 2013
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