16 items from 2014
A year after the industry-rattling announcement that Walt Disney Pictures had acquired LucasFilm and planned on moving forward with hew "Star Wars" movies, there were vague reports that George Lucas and prequel trilogy sound mixer Gary Rydstrom were collaborating on an untitled animated film. Further digging revealed that the project may have been in the works since 2010. Without Disney or LucasFilm confirmations, the project was filed under rumors and left alone. Now, the joint companies have unearthed the long-gestating project on their own. "Strange Magic" will suddenly arrive in January 2015. In an official press release, Disney describes the feature cartoon as "a madcap fairy tale musical" inspired by William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Pop songs plucked from "the last six decades" will tell the tale of "a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion." Which »
- Matt Patches
Exclusive: French sales company also set to launch new films by Leconte and Delpy at Afm.
“It’s a big budget, epic love story as only Mikhalkov knows how to deliver set just as the Russian revolution gains pace and the old Imperial era is destroyed forever,” said Wild Bunch sales chief Vincent Maraval.
The film revolves around a Tsarist soldier, awaiting his fate in a Bolsheviks-run prison camp, who recalls a short, passionate affair he once had with a beautiful and enigmatic married woman.
It is an adaptation of a 1927 novel by celebrated Nobel Prize-winning Russian novelist Ivan Bunin, written while he was living in exile in Paris.
Sunstroke was released in Russia at the beginning of October, after controversial premieres in the contested Crimean cities of Sevastopol and Simferopol in September »
The company will remain, but what's left will essentially be a handful of staff to handle its licensing of brands, and to manage its trademarks and copyrights according to news reports out of Japan (via Oh Totoro and Catsuka). Employees working in other departments (such as TV/music video production) will now be employed as freelancers, reportedly many of them already are.
Aside from maybe Disney/Pixar, Ghibli has arguably been the most acclaimed animated film production studio on the planet. A year ago came word that the company's co-founder Hayao Miyazaki was set to retire from filmmaking with last year's "The Wind Rises" being his final work.
The company's first post-Miyazaki work, "The Tale of Princess Kaguya," has proven a rare box-office dud. The »
- Garth Franklin
Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived to further stoke interest. What else is there to say about this? If you're at all a fan of Studio Ghibli's work then this is already must viewing ... and if you're not, well just take a look below....
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The legendary Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli has a new film coming out called When Marnie Was There, and today we have the first trailer for it to share with you! The film is an adaptation of the book written by Joan G. Robinson, and it is being directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty). The story follows a young girl who befriends another girl named Marnie who just happens to be a ghost.
The book that the film is based on is number 18 on Hayao Miyazaki's 50 Recommended Children's Books list. It looks like another great movie from Studio Ghibli, and I'll be looking forward to seeing it. The film will be released in Japan in July, but there's not U.S. release date yet. I imagine Disney will eventually pick it up for distribution here in the states. Thanks to Twitch for the heads up!
- Joey Paur
As a trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest and possibly final feature When Marnie Was There emerges, Ryan ponders company's uncertain future...
When Hayao Miyazaki retired last year at the age of 73, animation lost one of its most accomplished and dedicated practitioners. His work, comprising 11 features and numerous shorts, needs little introduction: films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle have long since etched themselves on the minds of audiences all over the world.
Miyazaki's final film, The Wind Rises, was a bravely individual parting shot. A drama about the designer of the legendary Japanese fighter plane, the Mitsubishi Zero, it felt like a final, heartfelt statement from a truly great artist - and a fitting capstone to a remarkable career. But with Miyazaki having set aside the painstaking work he put into animating his films over the course of some 48 years, the inevitable question »
Sony Classics has unveiled the latest teaser trailer for Bennett Miller's true crime drama "Foxcatcher". Like the poster this week, this one focuses mostly on Channing Tatum's Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz. You can also glimpse some of Steve Carell as his coach and benefactor John du Pont, and the scene which caused Tatum a real life head injury. The film is slated to open November 14th:
Studio Ghibli's newest film "When Marnie Was There" is helmed by "Arrietty" director Hiromasa Yonebayashi and follows an adopted and lonely girl who makes a ghostly friend during a stay at a seaside town. The film is slated for release in Japan this summer and a new Japanese trailer (with an English song) has been released:
- Garth Franklin
Studio Ghibli has released the first trailer for When Marnie Was There.
The Japanese trailer offers a first look at Hiromasa Yonebayashi's drama.
The latest offering from the popular animation studio is based on Joan G Robinson's 1981 book of the same name.
It concerns Anna, a lonely young girl who makes friends with the mysterious Marnie.
When Marnie vanishes, Anna begins to learn more secrets about her one-time companion.
Yonebayashi also directed 2010's The Secret World of Arrietty.
The film follows The Wind Rises, which marked the last film from retiring Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki.
When Marnie Was There will open in Japan on July 19. An English language release is yet to be detailed. »
Since its inception in 1985, Japan’s Studio Ghibli has grown into a force on the international animated film scene, spearheaded by features from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. News of a new feature from the studio is thus often a cause for excitement amongst film fans, and this was no different for their latest film. Titled When Marine Was There, or Omoide no Marnie, the film marks the second directorial feature of Hiromasa Yonebayashi, following The Secret World of Arrietty. Yonebayashi also co-wrote the film along with Masashi Ando and Keiko Niwa, adapting the story from a novel by Joan G. Robinson. The first trailer for the movie has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
The next film from Studio Ghibli is When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty). The story follows an adopted girl who makes a ghostly friend — her first friend, really — during a stay at a seaside town. The film is set for release in Japan this […]
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- Russ Fischer
Studio Ghibli has released the first When Marnie Was There trailer. Based off the 1981 book by Joan G. Robinson, Marnie tells the story of Anna, a lonely, young girl who meets a strange girl by the name of Marnie. Just when it seems like their friendship is striking up, Marnie mysteriously disappears, and Anna begins to learn some strange truths about her new friends. However, none of the plot comes through in the trailer, which contains no dialogue. Instead, we’re treated to the beautiful animation we’ve come to expect from Studio Ghibli. The trailer is really quite lovely and moving, and I hope we’ll get to see the film in the U.S. soon. Hit the jump to check out the When Marnie Was There trailer. The film opens in Japan on July 19th. No word yet on a U.S. release. Via Studio Ghibli.
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- Matt Goldberg
New Ghibli, new Ghibli! Even though many of us have yet to see Studio Ghibli's other new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya, their very next project is due out in theaters in Japan this summer, and it's titled When Marnie Was There. Adapted from Joan G. Robinson's book, this new animated version of the Omoide no Marnie story is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (of The Secret World of Arrietty). The story is about a young girl who befriends another girl named Marnie who might just be a ghost. This is another one of those teasers based around the theme song, and it's lovely. I'm curious to see this whenever it makes its way over. Here's the first trailer for Hiromasa Yonebayashi's When Marnie Was There, on YouTube (via Twitch): Adapted from Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There (or Omoide no Marnie »
- Alex Billington
The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has been broadcast on Japanese television. Which means that while there are oerlaid graphics from the broadcast it is now available online as well and it's looking fantastic.With studio founders Miyazaki Hayao and Takahata Isao now effectively in retirement following the releases of their latest films and longtime producer Suzuki Toshio also calling it quits famed anime production house Studio Ghibli is in a major period of transition right now with Yonebayashi now standing as their leading name. The long term stability of the studio will...
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Omoide No Marnie (English translation When Marnie Was There), the new film from acclaimed Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World Of Arrietty). An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness, When Marnie Was There follows Anna who hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...Sent away from her foster home one long, hot summer to a sleepy Norfolk village by the sea, Anna dreams her days away among the sandhills and marshes. She never expected to meet a friend like Marnie, someone who doesn't judge Anna for being ordinary and not-even-trying. But no sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than Marnie vanishes... Based »
- Pietro Filipponi
While Studio Ghibli’s latest feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya just announced it’s stopping by Cannes before a release by the end of the year in the United States, the company is hard at work on their follow-up. Hiromasa Yonebayashi, coming off the excellent adventure drama The Secret World of Arrietty, has directed When Marnie Was There. An adaptation [...] »
- Jordan Raup
Willem (age 10) and Miranda (age 9) put a capstone on their extended marathon of Studio Ghibli viewing. After taking both the heaviest Studio Ghibli film, Grave of the Fireflies, and the lightest entry, The Cat Returns, they end the 15 film marathon with The Secret World Of Arrietty. The 2010 film is one of the studio's most recent films, directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, vividly adapted by Miyazaki Hayao from Mary Norton's series of novels, The Borrowers. The kids talk about the eponymous heroine's relationship with her parents, the proximity of the 'tiny' family to the human 'beens' who live above them, as well as the all encompassing natural world which threatens to engulf them. Lastly, they marvel at the small-scale physics realized by the animation house...
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16 items from 2014
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