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23 June 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   23 June 2017

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- David Kozlowski

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My Neighbor Tortoro Kicks Off Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 June 25th & 26th

18 June 2017 5:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Trees and people used to be good friends. I saw that tree and decided to buy the house. Hope Mom likes it too. Okay, let’s pay our respects then get home for lunch.”

My Neighbor Tortoro kicks off  Studio Ghibli Fest 2017  on Sunday June 25th at 1pm (dubbed) and Monday June 26th at 7pm (subtitled) For details and a list of participating theaters, go Here

Gkids, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S audiences throughout 2017. Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 is a first-of-its-kind monthly series featuring six iconic animated classics from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. In addition to big screen presentations of these larger-than-life films, each event will also feature an exclusive edition of Gkids Mini-Fest, an ongoing showcase of some of the best short animation from around the world. »

- Tom Stockman

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Eric Beckman, Marc Bonny Receive Variety & Mifa 2017 Animation Personality of the Year Award

14 June 2017 4:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annecy, France — Guillermo del Toro, DreamWorks Animation’s Chris DeFaria and Bonnie Arnold and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson were among guests at a seated dinner at Annecy’s lake-side Imperial Palace on Tuesday night to celebrate this year’s recipients of the 2017 Mifa & Variety Animation Personality of the Year Award: Eric Beckman, founder of New York’s Gkids, and Marc Bonny, founder of France’s Gebeka Films.

The choice of Beckman and Bonny was hardly made a chance affair. As Bonny remarked, accepting his award, the two are in many ways cousins.

Launched in 2008 but really taking off when David Jestead joined the company, Beckman said in his acceptance speech, Gkids is the only independent distributor to have won an Academy Award animated feature nomination. In fact, as a trailer suggested, the films it has distributed in the U.S. have won nine, taking in the Studio Ghibli films, »

- John Hopewell

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10+ Years Later: Princess Mononoke, So Much More Than "The Star Wars of Animated Features"

8 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Blurbs are a strange thing. Always intended to get a certain hype going, they can easily help set up false expectations, intentionally or not. And so, while Roger Ebert was spot on when he placed My Neighbor Totoro in the pantheon of the best family films of all time (and DVDs have proudly sported his words since), a favorable comparison between Star Wars and Princess Mononoke has always struck me as a very odd and deceptive praise quote to promote home video releases of Miyazaki’s 1997 epic. Recently, while in the process of upgrading my Studio Ghibli collection (read: replacing old VHS tapes with prettier Blu-ray editions), I again stumbled upon the strange quote, still in use on a 2014 DVD/Blu-ray combo of the film....

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GKids’ Founder Eric Beckman Champions Independent Voices in Animation

8 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Eric Beckman, founder and head of GKids, looks at animation in a different way than many of his contemporaries. This has made his independent distribution outfit a popular destination for filmmakers who are interested in telling complex stories with a more handmade approach to animation.

“We love what we do at GKids, and much of our passion is born out of the people we choose to work with,” says Beckman, who is receiving the Mifa & Variety Animation Personality of the Year Award at Annecy along with Gebeka Films’ Marc Bonny.

This year, the GKids slate includes “The Breadwinner” and “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children.”

Founded in 2008, GKids rose in stature in 2010 when “The Secret of Kells” received an animated feature Oscar nomination, joining the likes of studio pics “Up,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Coraline” and “The Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

“The extraordinary success of ‘Kells’ really helped us, both with profitability and exposure, »

- Nick Clement

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My Neighbour Totoro theme park announced by Jennie Kermode - 2017-06-03 13:05:34

3 June 2017 5:05 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Happy times for Totoro

A Studio Ghibli theme park centred on fan favourite Totoro has been given the go-ahead in Nagoya prefecture. Announced on Thursday by the studio's Toshio Suzuki, it is expected to open in 2020 on the former World Fair site in Aichi, where versions of the houses from the film My Neighbour Totoro, which were made for the Fair, have been preserved ever since.

Although many fans will be holding out hope for a Catbus ride, Suzuki made clear that rides will not be a big feature of the park, which will instead focus on nature, in keeping with the ecological themes of the film. Visitors will also be able to explore locations from films like Spirited Away and Priincess Mononoke. Everything in the locations will offer full hands-on access, so children can investigate like the characters in the films. Parents will doubtless be relieved if they can avoid soot. »

- Jennie Kermode

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My Neighbor Totoro to launch Studio Ghiblifest 2017 with U.S. theatrical release

2 June 2017 7:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gkids and Fathom Events have announced that legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s anime masterpiece My Neighbor Totoro is coming to U.S. theaters on June 25th and June 26th.

Originally released in Japan in 1988, My Neighbor Totoro follows two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic but gentle bear like forest spirits that can only be seen by children.

The theatrical release of My Neighbor Totoro will launch Studio Ghiblifest 2017, a six-film monthly series of anime classics. It will screen at over 550 select movie theaters around the country, and you can find a complete list of locations and purchase tickets here. »

- Gary Collinson

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Studio Ghibli to Open Anime Theme Park

1 June 2017 8:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Studio Ghibli is to open a theme park based on its iconic anime films in the early 2020s on the site of the 2005 World Expo near Nagoya.

The first phase of the park, which will be developed in partnership with the local Aichi Prefecture government, will be based on Hayao Miyazaki's perennially popular 1988 hit My Neighbor Totoro. A house modeled on the anime already sits on the 200-hectare site, having been built for the Expo.

The prefectural government said it will look for other private partners for the theme park as it expands to create attractions from other »

- Gavin J. Blair

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Newswire: Not everything is bad: A My Neighbor Totoro theme park is coming to Japan

1 June 2017 4:10 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Listen, we’ll be straight with you: There’s a lot to be pessimistic about today. But although this world is full of sorrow and fear and total dumbasses, it’s also full of hope and magic and the movie My Neighbor Totoro, Hayao Miyazaki’s gently episodic 1988 animated film about those very concepts. And if Japan is still around in 2020, it’ll have its very own Totoro theme park where people can go to escape the troubles of this world by curling up on the belly of a giant furry forest spirit. (Unless you subscribe to the fan theory that Totoro is actually the god of death, in which case it’s not much of a refuge at all.)

The Japan Times has details on the park, which is being built on the site of the 2005 World Expo in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture, near Nagoya. The land ...

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- Katie Rife

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Studio Ghibli Theme Park Will Re-Create The World Of ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

1 June 2017 10:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Studio Ghibli fans are no strangers to dreaming big. Those dreams can now become reality, when the first fully dedicated Ghibli amusement park opens in 2020. Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced plans for the 500-acre addition to Nagoya’s Expo Park on Wednesday.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Six Animated Classics Back to the Big Screen — Exclusive

The park will re-create the world of “My Neighbor Totoro,” the 1988 classic from the beloved animation studio. The park will not necessarily have rides, but in true Ghibli fashion, will encourage visitors to enjoy flowers and trees from each of the four seasons. Expo Park already has a replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house, the two main characters in “Totoro.” It is not known if Ghibli Park will eventually expand to include more of the studio’s hits like “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke,” both directed by company co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.

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- Jude Dry

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Studio Ghibli to Open ‘My Neighbor Totoro’-Inspired Theme Park in Japan

1 June 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Japan’s famed animation house, Studio Ghibli, is opening its own theme park, “Ghibli Park,” outside Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. According to Kotaku, the park will be set in the world of “My Neighbor Totoro,” the 1988 classic anime by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Mizayaki. Visitors will be able to enjoy flowers and trees during each of the four seasons on a 200-hectare park. The Expo 2005 world exposition was previously held on this piece of land. Back then, a full-scale replica of Satsuki and Mei’s house from the movie was recreated, with Goro Miyazaki having overseen the construction of the house. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Japan’s Studio Ghibli to Build ‘Totoro’ Park

1 June 2017 7:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Iconic Japanese animation firm, Studio Ghibli and the government of Nagoya’s Aichi Prefecture, are to build a park based on “My Neighbor Totoro,” the 1988 classic anime by Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki. The site will be part of a 200-hectare park previously used for the Expo 2005 world exposition. The park is scheduled to open in summer 2020.

Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki and Aichi governor Hideaki Omura unveiled the plans, but gave no details on cost or financing.

Studio Ghibli already manages a popular museum in the Tokyo suburb of Mitaka dedicated to Miyazaki and other Ghibli animators.

Aichi and Studio Ghibli collaborated on a Studio Ghibli exhibition in 2015 that was part of a larger prefecture-sponsored fair, and the precursor of the new partnership.

Related storiesJapan Video Leader Culture Convenience Club to Buy Publisher TokumaAnimation Maestro Hayao Miyazaki Back at Work on Feature (Report)New Japan Animation Firm Studio Ponoc »

- Mark Schilling

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Cannes Review: ‘Okja’ is an Intelligent, Ambitious Blockbuster

20 May 2017 5:53 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

A dystopian story about a genetically engineered beast with overt anti-capitalist connotations, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja represents a synthesis and an upgrade – in scale as well as quality – of the director’s previous outings The Host and Snowpiercer, confirming him as one of the finest contemporary craftsmen of intelligent, ambitious blockbusters.

Okja is set in a parallel, not-very-different present, where the giant agrochemical corporation Mirando has covertly engineered a new breed of “super-pigs” — ostensibly to solve the world’s hunger problems, but really just to sell cheap meat and make a shit-ton of cash. Gmo foods carry a stigma, however, so Mirando lie about the provenance of the super-pigs, claiming they were discovered on a Chilean farm. To divert the public’s attention, the company’s grotesque CEO, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), launches a massive promotional campaign in which farmers across the world will compete in raising the largest super-pig »

- Giovanni Marchini Camia

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Okja’

19 May 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Most people think the problem with genetically modified food is that consumers don’t know what they’re eating, but if you ask Korean director Bong Joon-ho (“The Host”), the real trouble is that some of these lab-engineered animals might actually make perfectly fine pets — because what kid wouldn’t want to have a hippopotamus-sized miracle pig as a new best friend? Downright charming at times and irrepressibly gonzo at others, “Okja” hews to an all-too-familiar trajectory — the kind seen in countless children’s movies — as a bunch of mean meat-eaters attempt to separate a girl named Mija (An Seo-hyun) from her precious “super pig.”

A century from now, the citizens of the future will look back and judge the current era for our eating habits. Oddly enough, even though many in the filmmaking community have strong feelings about respecting animals’ rights not to become dinner, the cause seldom finds its way on screen, »

- Peter Debruge

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Eric Beckman, Marc Bonny To Receive the Variety & Mifa Animation Personality of the Year Award

16 May 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cannes — Eric Beckman and Marc Bonny, the founders of New York’s Gkids and Lyon’s Gebeka Films in France, will be the joint recipients of the 2017 Variety & Mifa’s Animation Personality of the Year Award.

The prize will be presented in Annecy next month at the 32nd International Animation Film Market (Mifa), the industry forum of France’s Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival which for a decade has been one of the fastest-growing film events in Europe.

Past recipients of the award, now in its third edition, are Chris Meledandri, founder/CEO of Illumination Ent., in 2015 and Peter Lord and Dave Sproxton. co-founders of Aardman Animations.

In 2017, the Award celebrate Beckman and Bonny’s mutual commitment to independent animation cinema. Both distributors, Gkids was founded in 2008, Gebeka Films way before in 1997. Both Gkids and Gebeka distributed the Academy Award-nominated “My Life as a Courgette,” Gebeka also co-producing the Swiss-French animated feature. »

- John Hopewell

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Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

7 May 2017 6:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Trees and people used to be good friends. I saw that tree and decided to buy the house. Hope Mom likes it too. Okay, let’s pay our respects then get home for lunch.”

My Neighbor Totoro plays midnights this weekend (May 12th and 13th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of the Reel late at The Tivoli Midnight series.

We all know Hayao Miyazaki is an anime genius, creating stories focusing on character, story and fantasy, letting his imagination run wild. He has created great films like Spirited Away, Howl’S Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. One of his first great works, My Neighbor Totoro, will be screening at the Tivoli in St. Louis this Friday and Saturday nights.

My Neighbor Totoro was made back in 1988 and tells the story of Mr. Kusakabe and his two daughters Satsuki and Mei who move to a new home in rural Japan »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Trailer: Documentary Explores the Life and Work of the Studio Ghibli Co-Founder

2 May 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nhk World TV has released the first teaser trailer for the documentary “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki.” Helmed by Kaku Arakawa, the documentary explores the life and work of the Academy Award winning animator and filmmaker and co-founder of Studio Ghibli.

Arakawa started filming the documentary in 2013, right after Miyazaki confirmed that he was retiring.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Easter Eggs: Video Shows Unique Connections Between Hayao Miyazaki Films — Watch

“When I started filming and following Miyazaki for this documentary, he kept saying that ‘I am just a retired old man,'” Arakawa told Little White Lies. “But when he started working together with young CGI artists, I could see his fire started blazing again.”

The documentary offers a behind-the-scene look at the creative process of the master animator, largely referred to as Japan’s Walt Disney, who’s made a collection of animated classics such as “My Neighbor Totoro »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ Trailer: Documentary Explores the Life and Work of the Studio Ghibli Co-Founder

2 May 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nhk World TV has released the first teaser trailer for the documentary “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki.” Helmed by Kaku Arakawa, the documentary explores the life and work of the Academy Award winning animator and filmmaker and co-founder of Studio Ghibli.

Arakawa started filming the documentary in 2013, right after Miyazaki confirmed that he was retiring.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Easter Eggs: Video Shows Unique Connections Between Hayao Miyazaki Films — Watch

“When I started filming and following Miyazaki for this documentary, he kept saying that ‘I am just a retired old man,'” Arakawa told Little White Lies. “But when he started working together with young CGI artists, I could see his fire started blazing again.”

The documentary offers a behind-the-scene look at the creative process of the master animator, largely referred to as Japan’s Walt Disney, who’s made a collection of animated classics such as “My Neighbor Totoro »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Watch The Trailer For New Hayao Miyazaki Comeback Documentary ‘Never-Ending Man’

2 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Like Frank Sinatra or Jay-z, any announcement of retirement from the legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki should be taken with a pinch of salt. The Studio Ghibli co-founder, and filmmaker behind classics like “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke,” spent much of the 21st century talking about plans to give up directing, but after “The Wind Rises” in 2013, he seemed to be more serious about it than usual, with reports that Studio Ghibli might shutter entirely.

Continue reading Watch The Trailer For New Hayao Miyazaki Comeback Documentary ‘Never-Ending Man’ at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Miyazaki Favorites To Theaters This Summer

1 May 2017 1:51 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Film fans of all ages have a special treat coming this summer, and you want to make sure you find out everything you need to about Studio Ghibli Fest, brought to your local theaters by Gkids and Fathom Events.

Having previously partnered for special event screenings of Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, the partnership now returns to Studio Ghibli for a summer-long series of films.

It all starts June 25th and 26th with My Neighbor Totoro.

Get all the info below and make sure to check the site to find out where you will get the chance to screen this wonderful films in theaters.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2017

Following the success of the “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” cinema events, Gkids and Fathom Events are proud to announce a partnership to bring the biggest series of anime titles to U.S. cinema audiences throughout 2017. https://www.fathomevents.com/series/studio-ghibli-fest

 

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- Marc Eastman

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