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“I couldn’t believe it” – Michael Dudok de Wit on collaborating with Studio Ghibli on The Red Turtle

24 May 2017 3:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

 

Few animation studios have a success rate quite like Studio Ghibli – and generally speaking, the Japanese animators create their myriad of enchanting, moving endeavours from their home turf. But for The Red Turtle – who they cooperated with Wild Bunch on – they’ve entrusted their brand and reputation in the hands of Dutch filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit – and when we interviewed the talented director in Paris earlier this year, he couldn’t quite believe his luck…

So what was it like collaborating with Studio Ghibli on this?

I have to say it’s very strange, because they don’t need people outside Japan, they work amongst themselves and there’s a lot of talent in Japan, it’s a big industry. So when they wrote to me to ask if we could work together, it was so bizarre I couldn’t believe it. My first reaction was yes, »

- Stefan Pape

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John Ostrander: Double Your Pleasure

21 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

When I was younger I would go to double features at the movies all the time; sometimes, even a triple feature. It was good value for the money; two movies for the price of one. We also had what was called second run theaters. These were more the neighborhood, smallish theaters that would show films after they had been in the larger theaters. There were even venues that would show old movies and change the program daily. This was before tapes or CDs were out and often were the only way to see old movies on a big screen (as God and Cecil B. DeMille intended).

Often the films were chosen randomly but every once in a while you’d get someone booking the films who knew what they were doing. I first saw Casablanca in a double bill with Play It Again, Sam, written and starring but not directed by Woody Allen. »

- John Ostrander

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Gkids boards dystopian animation 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

12 May 2017 12:47 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film won best animated feature at 2016 Goya Awards.

Gkids has acquired North American rights to Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero’s animated feature.

The distributor plans an autumn theatrical release in Spanish and a new English-language version for the film adapted from Alberto Vázquez’s graphic novel and short film, Birdboy.

Stranded on an island in a post-apocalyptic world, teenager Dinky and her friends hatch a dangerous plan to escape in the hope of finding a better life.  

Meanwhile, her old friend Birdboy has shut himself off from the world, pursued by the police and haunted by demon tormentors. But unbeknownst to anyone, he contains a secret inside him that could change the world forever.

The dystopian fantasy was an official selection in several festivals including Annecy, BFI London, Fantasia and San Sebastian, among others. 

The film won best animated feature at the 2016 Goya Awards and was nominated for best animated feature at the 2016 European Film Awards »

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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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Cinema Geeks: Episode 131 – Miyazaki’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

3 May 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 131 – Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective: Howl’s Moving Castle

Today on Episode 131 of the Cinema Geeks we continue our Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective with a review of Howl’s Moving Castle. The follow up to the high acclaimed Spirited Away. Does it live up? Is this the first major setback in the Miyazaki retrospective? Listen and find out…

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- Phil Wheat

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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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The Seven Deadly Sins On Screen

25 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A new video looks beyond Fincher at the Evil Men Do

Sin, as defined by most major religions and moral institutions, is as old as man. It is inherent to our nature, because ultimately sin is self-serving, and at the end of the day we are all self-serving creatures. Wrath, pride, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, greed — as opposed to the Ten Commandments of Christianity which include distinct acts like adultery and murder, the seven deadly sins are things of which most all of us are guilty of multiple times over. We’ve all committed them, even on a minor scale. Ever think someone has a nicer car than you? Envy. Ever gotten a touch of road rage? Wrath. Ever hit the snooze button more than once? Sloth.

These are petty examples to be sure, but they illustrate how commonplace the seven deadly sins are in our daily lives, and thus they prove why the seven deadly sins »

- H. Perry Horton

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Arrow Video’s July Releases Include Re-animator 4K Restoration Limited Edition Blu-ray

21 April 2017 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Arrow Video will take viewers back into Herbert West's lab with a limited edition Us Blu-ray of Stuart Gordon's Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator, featuring two discs and 4K restorations of both the unrated and standard cuts of the horror comedy.

Other July releases from Arrow include the previously postponed Blu-ray of Pulse (2001) in the Us and UK, a UK-only Blu-ray release of Psycho II, as well as new books exploring the respective legacies of The Blair Witch Project and Ghost in the Shell (1995). You can view all of the upcoming items below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

From Arrow Video: "Now over to our only Us only title this month…

Us Title: Re-Animator (Blu-ray) Limited Edition

Stuart Gordon’s enduring splatter-comedy classic Re-Animator returns to Blu-ray in a stunning restoration packed with special features!

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/2oRCh91

Release Dates: 25 July »

- Derek Anderson

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A Brief History of Studio Ghibli

19 April 2017 11:01 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

From the early days to Oscar glory.

There’s no question that Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki is one of the greatest his artform has ever known. For nearly half a century he’s created some of the richest, lushest, most empowering and impactful animated films the world has ever known — Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Wind Rises — so much so that when Disney, that other global animation force, realized they couldn’t beat him, they joined him, acquiring his production house Studio Ghibli.

Miyazaki retired a few years ago, but fortunately for his legion of fans it was a short-lived retreat from the limelight. Recently the director announced he’ll be back for the film Boro the Caterpillar, a story he’s been toying with making for more than 20 years and that he already made a short, 15-minute film about — Mizugumo Monmon — back in 2006. The story revolves around a diving »

- H. Perry Horton

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Cinema Geeks: Episode 127 – Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’

10 April 2017 2:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

A newcomer to the Nerdly family, here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 127 – Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective: Spirited Away

Today on Episode 127 of the Cinema Geeks we continue our Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective with a review of Spirited Away. Noted as the first movie to ever with the Oscar for Best Animated film we discuss how it holds up within the career of the legendary director.

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- Phil Wheat

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‘Your Name,’ Anne Hathaway’s ‘Colossal’ Shine at Indie Box Office

9 April 2017 1:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In a weekend that had plenty of new releases and expansions, the biggest star at the indie box office was Funimation’s “Your Name,” which finally arrived in U.S. theaters this weekend after becoming the highest-grossing anime film of all time, ending the 15-year reign of Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary “Spirited Away.” Makoto Shinkai’s tale of a Tokyo boy and a small-town girl who randomly switch bodies as they attempt to avert a horrific disaster has made an estimated $1.6 million from 294 screens for an impressive per screen average of $5,442 and bringing its worldwide cume to $330 million. “Your Name” is. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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New Indie Players Score at the Box Office with ‘Colossal,’ ‘Their Finest,’ and ‘Your Name.’

9 April 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Two new indie distributors injected some life into the specialty box office this weekend with two unconventional releases.

Both “Colossal” (Neon Films) and Japanese anime smash “Your Name.” (FUNimation) rode positive reviews to strong box office. With more conventional World War II drama “Their Finest” (Stx), three films from non-establishment distributors show impressive arthouse strength.

Read More: ‘Colossal’ Is the Monster Movie No Studio Would Ever Make, And It’s Teaching Hollywood a Lesson

Jessica Chastain vehicle “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” shaping up to be the biggest specialty release so far this year, justified its initial wider run with a solid second weekend.

At least nine of the new limited releases this week also are available on Video on Demand. The only one to see much traction was “Alive and Kicking” (Magnolia), directed by specialty industry veteran Susan Glatzer, marking an unusual documentary presentation from Blumhouse Productions. The dance movie grossed $9000 in five theaters. »

- Tom Brueggemann

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10 Fashion Controversies That Sparked Passionate Debate

7 April 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

For as long as there has been a fashion industry, there have been fashion controversies.

To be sure, taking risks is a necessity when it comes to the always-evolving art of design, but some key players in the fashion world have stood accused of pushing certain boundaries all too far. Their questionable choices have often become springboards for complicated discussions of cultural appropriation, beauty standards, race and everything in-between.

These moments in particular definitely got people talking — and arguing — about how these complex issues can and do play out on runways and fashion spreads.

Kendall Jenner accused of trivializing Black »

- Lydia Price

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'Smurfs 3' and 'Going in Style' Debut as Moviegoers Await 'Fast and Furious 8'

6 April 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

We've already seen some strong performances at the box office this year all of which have contributed to the yearly domestic box office topping $3 billion in ticket sales faster than it ever has before. Last weekend, The Boss Baby became the fifth release of 2017 to top $50 million at the weekend box office and while this weekend won't see similar returns for the week's new wide releases, it's the relative calm before the storm as Universal's The Fate of the Furious debuts next weekend, sure to become the year's second $100+ million opener. As for this weekend, the top twelve may struggle to reach $120 million collectively as both Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style are looking at relatively soft openings while Pure Flix's The Case for Christ should find a spot in the lower half of the weekend top ten. At the top of the box office it's looking like »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Movie Review: Freaky Friday meets Nicholas Sparks in the record-breaking anime Your Name

4 April 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Already the fourth-highest-grossing film ever in its home country of Japan (trailing Spirited Away, Titanic, and Frozen), the anime romance Your Name boasts a fate-driven appeal that’ll be quite familiar to Americans who love Nicholas Sparks novels and their onscreen adaptations. Initially, the story appears to be a basic Freaky Friday-style body swap, albeit with a slight twist: The people involved don’t know each other at all. One day, Tokyo teenager Taki (voice of Ryûnosuke Kamiki) mysteriously awakens to find his consciousness inhabiting a girl of roughly the same age, Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi), who lives in a rural area some 200 miles away. He spends a confused day struggling to maintain this stranger’s routine, unaware that Mitsuha is making the same effort in his own body. The next day, everything’s back to normal, but the switch keeps happening, seemingly at random. Eventually, they start communicating »

- Mike D'Angelo

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Ghibli Films Showing in Theaters Nationwide Over the Next 6 Months

29 March 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Take the kids! Take your friends! Take your whole family! Bring everyone you can to see these movies on the big screen. Fathom Events and GKids have announced a new screening series this summer. Starting in June, Fathom will screen one classic Studio Ghibli movie every month, for the next six months. Yay! They'll be showing six different Ghibli movies (the best of the best) in total, in both subtitled and dubbed versions, on screens all across the country (so you don't have to drive 6 hours away just to see them - or maybe you will anyway). The first movie will be Hayao Miyazaki's original animated classic My Neighbor Totoro (first released in 1988), which will be shown on Sunday, June 25th, and Monday, June 26th. More info below. For details and to find tickets/theaters, visit the official Studio Ghibli Fest page on Fathom Events' website. Fathom explains that, »

- Alex Billington

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

28 March 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Fathom Events and indie animation distributor Gkids are partnering up for the first-ever Studio Ghibli Fest, which will see six animated classics from the company return to the big screen alongside other brand new animated offerings from the around the world. The series kicks off in June with a two-night theatrical re-release of “My Neighbor Totoro.” Each month through November will see another Studio Ghibli favorite return to the theaters, including “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Castle In The Sky,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and more.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Producer Confirms Hayao Miyazaki is At Work On His First Feature Since 2013

The partnership will also bring the French animated movie “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to U.S. theaters for the very first time, as well as Gkids Minifest, an ongoing collection of award-winning and international animated short films. Two additional new U.S. releases are being planned for later in the year as well. »

- Zack Sharf

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