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Gkids To Reissue Six Studio Ghibli Films For Blu-Ray

  • LRM Online
Gkids, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has announced that it is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the famed Japanese animation studio's catalog in North America. Beginning October 17, 2017, Gkids will begin reissuing new Blu-ray and DVD editions of Studio Ghibli's renowned films with six initial titles from Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki: Howl's Moving Castle, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away followed by Castle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on October 31, 2017. The remaining titles will be reissued in the coming months in brand new Blu-ray and DVD, and are listed below. 

The Studio Ghibli library, led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, is one of the most coveted and critically-lauded in animation, and includes such films as the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, which was recently listed at
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Lunchtime Poll: What Cartoon Should Come With a Trigger Warning?

In last weekend's most hilarious Golden Globes presentation, Kristen Wiig & Steve Carell equated Fantasia and Bambi with utterly traumatic childhood experiences. Which begs the question...

What cartoon sends you spiralling into depression? 

Jose: Dumbo! As a giant eared child, it brings back so many traumas. 

Eric:  Dumbo.  When caged Mama's trunk reaches for Dumbo's trunk: merciless!

Nick: The Legend of Bagger Vance.

Kim: Toy Story 3 was a pretty traumatic viewing experience for me; I came out of the theatre with my eyes almost swollen shut from crying. (The holding hands when they all thought they were going to die, you guys!) If I harken back to a movie that sent me off the edge as a kid, I'm going to go with The Secret of Nimh. I know it Ends happily, but that movie is Dark. 

Jorge:  Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle throws me into a deep pit of out-of-body melancholy.
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Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement

  • MovieWeb
Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki Is Coming Out of Retirement
Pixar is pretty much on the top of most people's list when it comes to animation studios, but for a great many others, Studio Ghibli is as good as it gets. The Japanese animation house was started by anime legend Hayao Miyazaki more than 30 years ago, who made some of the greatest animated movies of all time during his run with Studio Ghibli. Now, just three years after announcing his retirement from feature filmmaking, the legend is returning to direct at least one more movie.

Anime News Network is reporting that Hayao Miyazaki is indeed going to come out of retirement to direct a feature, Boro the Caterpillar. This is a movie that has been in development for nearly 20 years and is described simply as the "story of a tiny, hairy caterpillar. So tiny that it may be easily squished between your fingers." It should be noted that Hayao Miyazaki
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Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss

  • PEOPLE.com
Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss
Headed to Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego this weekend? We're here to help you prepare to tackle it all. From exciting film screenings - like Oliver Stone's Snowden - to movie-centric panels, there's a lot to see and do at the San Diego Convention Center over just four days. Start your week laughing with Seth Rogen about his naughty, animated comedy Sausage Party and finish up by learning how to craft your own, personal R2-D2. Here's a rundown of some of the best film screenings, panels and events to check out at Comic-Con. Thursday, July 2110:00 a.m.: Feed
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Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss

  • PEOPLE.com
Comic-Con San Diego 2016: All of the Screenings, Panels and Events You Can't Miss
Headed to Comic-Con 2016 in San Diego this weekend? We're here to help you prepare to tackle it all. From exciting film screenings - like Oliver Stone's Snowden - to movie-centric panels, there's a lot to see and do at the San Diego Convention Center over just four days. Start your week laughing with Seth Rogen about his naughty, animated comedy Sausage Party and finish up by learning how to craft your own, personal R2-D2. Here's a rundown of some of the best film screenings, panels and events to check out at Comic-Con. Thursday, July 2110:00 a.m.: Feed
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Match the Studio Ghibli screenshot to the movie – quiz

It might be Studio Ghibli’s last film so with the release of When Marnie Was There, here’s the ultimate test. How many of their classics can you recognise?

Spirited Away

Princess Mononoke

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

My Neighbour Totoro

Only Yesterday

The Wind Rises

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Grave of the Fireflies

Tales from Earthsea

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

The Wind Rises

Kiki's Delivery Service

Princess Mononoke

Howl's Moving Castle

Castle in the Sky

Spirited Away

Only Yesterday

From Up on Poppy Hill

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Tales From Earthsea

My Neighbour Totoro

From Up On Poppy Hill

The Wind Rises

Whisper of the Heart

Castle in the Sky

Whisper of the Heart

Ponyo

Princess Mononoke

Pom Poko

Grave of the Fireflies

Only Yesterday

Kiki's Delivery Service

7 and above.

Lovely Ghibli!
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Studio Ghibli Veteran Animator Makiko Futaki Dies at 57

  • Indiewire
The animation world has lost a prodigious talent with the death of Makiko Futaki, a longtime Studio Ghibli animator who passed away on May 13 after an unspecified illness. Futaki collaborated on every one of Hayao Miyazaki's films, several of which are regarded as high-water marks of the entire genre: "My Neighbor Totoro," "Princess Mononoke," "Spirited Away" and many others. Futaki was 57 at the time of her passing. Read More: 'The Red Turtle' Trailer: Studio Ghibli Returns With A Mesmerizing Silent Film In addition to her work at Ghibli, which has been among the world's most foremost animation studios for decades, Futaki also served as key animator on 1988's "Akira." Katsuhiro Otomo's dystopian sci-fi anime is likewise considered among the best of its kind ever made. Futaki held the same credit on such films as "Howl's Moving Castle," "From Up on Poppy Hill" and "The Wind Rises." Read More: Watch: A Feminist.
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NYC's IFC Center Hosting Another Studio Ghibli Retrospective Series

Attention Studio Ghibli fans! The IFC Center in New York City is hosting yet another round of Studio Ghibli retrospective screenings through December. In honor of the upcoming re-release of Studio Ghibli's 1991 film Only Yesterday, directed by Isao Takahata, GKids is helping them show six of the best Ghibli films on the big screen. Only Yesterday will be re-opening with an English language re-release in theaters this January/February. Leading up to that release, the IFC Center will show the films Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. If you're a Studio Ghibli / Miyazaki fan like I am, every opportunity to see these films on the big screen is worth considering. According to the info on IFC Center's website, this is the list of films they're showing this time (they did a full-on retrospective back in 2012, too). Screenings start up
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'Shaun the Sheep Movie': Another Oscar winner for Aardman Animations 10 years after 'Wallace & Gromit'?

'Shaun the Sheep Movie': Another Oscar winner for Aardman Animations 10 years after 'Wallace & Gromit'?
One of this year's animated Oscar frontrunners -- the stop-motion adventure "Shaun the Sheep Movie" -- comes from the same studio that brought us Best Animated Feature champ "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" in 2005. Ten years later "Shaun the Sheep Movie," about a group of sheep coming together to save their farmer, has a great chance of winning an Oscar bookend for Aardman Animations, which isn't baaaaad. -Break- 'Anomalisa': Charlie Kaufman dishes turning play into animated feature Oscar contender Academy members clearly went gaga for unique animation styles in 2005, as "Wallace & Gromit" beat out fellow stop-motion flick "Corpse Bride" and Japanese fantasy "Howl's Moving Castle" to claim Oscar gold. Luckily for "Wallace & Gromit," animation dominator Pixar took that year off. But that's not the case this time around, as seven-time Oscar ch...
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Watch: 17-Minute Video Essay On The Essence Of Humanity In The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

  • The Playlist
What makes a movie character relatable? What makes them fully realized and human? In this new video from Channel Criswell, Lewis Bond offers that some of the most three-dimensional characters actually appear in animated films, specifically those of master craftsman Hayao Miyazaki (“Howl's Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”). As Bond argues early on in the nearly 17-minute video essay, Miyazaki was not content with making “shallow” films, which animated features were often given leeway to be, especially early on in the medium. Miyazaki himself stated that, “one consistent theme in my work, is watching good animation, and surpassing it.” To achieve that lofty goal, the filmmaker embraced depth, focusing on emotionally layered, realistically conceived characters. “His aim wasn’t to make films that spoke down to children. His aim was to make films that would help us all understand the human condition,” Bond states. His narration continues, “Miyazaki’s animations.
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Studio Ghibli: Marnie, its final films, the future of 2D animation

Ryan Lambie Oct 4, 2016

As When Marnie Was There emerges on disc, we look at Ghibli's final films and what they mean for the future of animation...

If there’s one abiding message behind Studio Ghibli’s animated output, it’s that nothing is permanent. Happiness is delicate; summers pass; memories fade. But the brilliance of the Japanese animation house’s movies is that they find joy in the fleeting, not just melancholy. The encounter between two children and adorably rotund woodland spirits in My Neighbour Totoro is all the more special because it’s presented very definitely as a one-off: a chance meeting that can never happen again.

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1984 following the success of Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, Hayao Miyazaki’s masterful, dazzlingly detailed sci-fi fantasy. From that point on, Miyazaki was established as the sharpest prong on Ghibli’s creative trident, the others
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Studio Ghibli: its final films, the future of 2D animation

  • Den of Geek
When Marnie Was There will be Studio Ghibli's last feature. We look at Ghibli's final films and what they mean for the future of animation.

If there’s one abiding message behind Studio Ghibli’s animated output, it’s that nothing is permanent. Happiness is delicate; summers pass; memories fade. But the brilliance of the Japanese animation house’s movies is that they find joy in the fleeting, not just melancholy. The encounter between two children and adorably rotund woodland spirits in My Neighbour Totoro is all the more special because it’s presented very definitely as a one-off: a chance meeting that can never happen again.

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1984 following the success of Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, Hayao Miyazaki’s masterful, dazzlingly detailed sci-fi fantasy. From that point on, Miyazaki was established as the sharpest prong on Ghibli’s creative trident, the others
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‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ In Top Ten Highest-Grossing Anime Title Domestically In Record Time

  • Deadline
‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F’ In Top Ten Highest-Grossing Anime Title Domestically In Record Time
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F grossed another $1.36M on Saturday to bring its five-day total to $5.58M in North America, easily jumping past the total domestic grosses of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle ($4.7M) and The Wind Rises to become the first indie in the Top Ten highest grossing Anime films domestic. In fact, it bleated out the Shaun the Sheep Movie which was playing in major chains across the country and on many more screens (2,320 theaters) to gross $4M…
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You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray

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You Can Soon Own All 11 of Hayao Miyazaki's Films on Blu-ray
Read More: Hayao Miyazaki Returning from Retirement for Computer-Animated ShortStudio Ghibli fans, rejoice! Nerdist has just announced that you can soon be the proud owner of all 11 of Miyazaki's beloved feature films, as well as bonus items like "Yuki's Sun," a 1972 television pilot animated by Miyaaki, storyboards of anime series "Little Samurai," an uncut version of Miyazaki's retirement press conference and the book "The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki" that explores the themes of Miyazaki's work, as well as the creative proposals for each of his films.  The collection will include: "Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro," "Nausicaa of the Valley on the Wind," "Castle in the Sky," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Kiki's Delivery Service," "Porco Rosso," "Princess Mononoke," "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle," "Ponyo"...
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Did the 2005 Oscars get it right?

  • Den of Geek
With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...

It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.

This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th
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Answers to Can You Guess All The Moviesc Take Seven!

I did it! I finally presented an installment of my "Guess the Movies" puzzles where one of the movies was never guessed. To be honest, I don't really intend for you to never guess all the movies, but to create a puzzle where only one doesn't get guessed, I think, is a pretty good day as it means I created a damn near perfect puzzle. In all honesty, I'm impressed people guessed #8, #12, #13 and #16, but it was #5 that stumped you all and I actually included it along with #21, which I thought might throw some of you off, but #5 is an image from Joon-ho Bong's 2009 film Mother, definitely not an easy one. That said, here are the answers to this latest graphic. If you want to browse the graphic before seeing the answers don't scroll below the image below or just click here to visit the post or on the picture
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Hayao Miyazaki's path to Studio Ghibli

  • Den of Geek
As the Hayao Miyazaki Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray, we look at the legendary animator's rise to international success...

When Hayao Miyazaki stepped into a Tokyo conference room and announced his retirement from feature filmmaking on the 6th September 2013, it marked the end of a career which stretched back to the early 1960s. Through such films as My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, Miyazaki entertained and beguiled a global audience with his lighter-than-air storytelling and captivating characters. Somehow, his films managed to be both universal and deeply personal.

Miyazaki's work is brought together for the first time in The Hayao Miyazaki Collection, which serves as lasting and handsomely-presented tribute to the 11 films he made between 1979 and 2013. But how did Miyazaki, born to a well-to-do family on the 5th January 1941, become one of the most respected animators in Japan?

Miyazaki grew up in the post-war comics boom led by the father of manga,
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Flashback: 10-Year-Old Josh Hutcherson's Rise to Fame

Flashback: 10-Year-Old Josh Hutcherson's Rise to Fame
Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson is only 22 years old, but his Hollywood rise began more than a decade ago. We're taking a look back at Josh's rather impressive career (so far!)

We first met Josh back in 2003, when the 10-year-old actor landed major back-to-back roles in the animated features Howl's Moving Castle and The Polar Express.

In 2005, he nabbed his first big-screen starring roles in the adventure film Zathura, and the young love story Little Manhattan, where Josh experienced a big "first" on set with co-star Charlie Ray.

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Pranks on 'Mockinjay' Set

"My first kiss was on this shoot actually – in front of the entire crew, which is really nerve-racking because everybody’s standing around," said Josh. "It's sort of cool because the first take we did, I was like shaking and my voice was trembling. I think it worked out really good, because it was really real."

In 2007, he
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Fantastic Fest Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

  • Slackerwood
My favorite Fantastic Fest 2014 selection easily won the audience award for best film. Studio Ghibli's latest, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, is also my pick for the best feature from the Japanese animation studio. Directed by Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, it is at the surface a straightforward retelling of the 10th-century folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, perhaps the oldest Japanese story. That simple description, however belies a work of enormous artistic depth evoking powerful emotions.

A bamboo cutter working in the forest finds a glowing stalk of bamboo with a blossom that opens to reveal a tiny princess. He takes her home to raise her with his wife, and she grows with amazing swiftness from an infant into a girl of exceptional beauty and limitless talents. Believing her sent by the gods along with the gold he finds in the bamboo, the old man's vision of Kaguya's
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Hayao Miyazaki to receive an honorary Oscar

  • Den of Geek
The now retired Studio Ghibli founder and animation genius Hayao Miyazaki is to receive an honorary gong at this year's Academy Awards...

Arguably the most respected animator in Japan, Hayao Miyazaki broke the hearts of millions when he announced his retirement in September last year. Then again, he surely deserves a rest: following the founding of Studio Ghibli in 1985, Miyazaki-san worked tirelessly (perhaps even obsessively) on his films, creating such masterpieces as Laputa: Castle In The Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke.

Three of Miyazaki's films received deserved attention at the Oscars:  Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature in 2002, while Howl's Moving Castle and last year's The Wind Rises - the director's swansong - were both nominated for the same award.

It's now been revealed that Miyazaki will receive an honorary Oscar at the sixth annual Governors Awards on the 8th November - a fitting tribute to a lifetime of exceptional,
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