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Rushes: Unseen Kiarostami Restored, Revisiting "Bound," Studio Ghibli Theme Park

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSFirst Case, Second Case (1979)A restoration of Abbas Kiarostami's banned 1979 film First Case, Second Case will premiere at this year's edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato. Ehsan Khoshbakht writes that the unseen film is a "testimony to [Kiarostami's] seldom acknowledged political shrewdness and his objective, complex perspective on the tumultuous events of the late 70s in Iran." Studio Ghibli has announced plans for a "Ghibli Park" to be built by 2023. The park will be divided into several themed "lands" as seen in My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and Kiki's Delivery Service. Last week a meme of what appeared to some to be a real video of a man abandoning his family in light of an approaching avalanche took hold of social media—the clip was actually from Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure
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Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli is Getting It's Very Own Theme Park in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic animation studio Studio Ghibli is going to be getting its first theme park and as you might expect, it will be located in Japan.

It’s explained that Studio Ghibli will handle the creative side of the project and the park will be filled with five-themed areas based on films such as Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, and more. Those were the only two movies mentioned in the report, tough.

The theme park will be built within Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park. “The venue, not far from Nagoya in central Japan, was a world’s fair held for 185 days in 2005 that attracted nearly 22 million visitors to its 460-acre site.”

The park is scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, with additional attractions opening a year later. Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, jokingly said that Miyazaki, who is currently working on a new feature, “is really worried about the Ghibli park.
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Miyazaki Madness! Princess Mononoke Screens This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli

“Ugh, I smell like a human!”

Princess Mononoke (subtitled) plays midnights this weekend (June 7th and 8th) at the Tivoli (6350 Delmar in St. Louis’ Loop) as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (1997) is reportedly a delightful anime from the man who has come to define everything that is best about the genre, I’ve never seen it, but Miyazaki always brings in the crowds for the midnight shows so I’m sure it’s a worthy choice. Princess Mononoke was Miyazaki’s calling card to the world outside Japan. The English voice cast boasts Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillan Anderson and Keith David – a considerable volume of talent for an animation back in 1997 (Toy Story was 1995), arguably marking the beginning of another trend – for big names to be heard and not seen. Essentially
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‘Weathering With You’: Gkids Acquires Makoto Shinkai’s Follow-Up To Japan’s Top-Grossing Toon – Watch Teaser

Gkids has acquired out of Cannes Weathering with You, director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura’s follow-up to Your Name, which is Japan top-grossing animated movie ever and is getting a Hollywood remake from J.J. Abrams. Watch a Japanese-language teaser for the new film above and check out the poster below.

After the all-rights deal, the distributor has set an awards-qualifying run for 2019 with a theatrical release in early 2020 in both the original Japanese and a new English-language version. It opens July 19 in Japan.

Here’s the Weathering with You logline: The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine.
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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up: The Room, The Shinig, Paprika, Hereditary, and More!

Another brilliant lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ to end the 2018 season. It’s an especially good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd with several retro surprises. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. The oldest film this time is Monty Pyton And Th E Holy Grail fom ’76. from 1975 and the most recent is Heredity from last year. There’s a Miyazaki this schedule Princess Mononoke which always bring s in the crowds ,A couple of standards including

The Shining and Return Of The Living Dead are on the schedule. I’ve been hosting the midnight show at The Tivoli for ten years now This is a great line-up,

Here’s the Line-up:

Here’s the lineup for the rest of the Spring’s Tivoli Reel Late
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CinemaCon 2019: Fathom Events Looks Beyond Streaming to Disrupt Exhibition

Even as CinemaCon begins under a cloud of streamer anxiety, event cinema is growing fast. In an effort to lure moviegoers to off-peak screens, some 60 theater chains have turned to six-year-old Fathom Events and it now ranks 12th among U.S. distributors. In 2018, Fathom released 164 titles across 277 event dates to more than 5.1 million people; 23 titles surpassed $1 million at the box office.

As the powerful theater chains fight to maintain the status quo in a drastically shifting environment, Fathom stands out in sharp contrast as a company that is rapidly learning and innovating, much like such disruptors as Netflix. That is what theaters need to do in order to adapt and survive.

Consider the January box office, which suffered its usual post-holiday doldrums. Not at Fathom, where January delivered a record $11-million month, spurred by disparate titles like “The Met: Live in HD: Carmen,” Pathé Live’s “Bts World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul,
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CinemaCon 2019: Fathom Events Looks Beyond Streaming to Disrupt Exhibition

Even as CinemaCon begins under a cloud of streamer anxiety, event cinema is growing fast. In an effort to lure moviegoers to off-peak screens, some 60 theater chains have turned to six-year-old Fathom Events and it now ranks 12th among U.S. distributors. In 2018, Fathom released 164 titles across 277 event dates to more than 5.1 million people; 23 titles surpassed $1 million at the box office.

As the powerful theater chains fight to maintain the status quo in a drastically shifting environment, Fathom stands out in sharp contrast as a company that is rapidly learning and innovating, much like such disruptors as Netflix. That is what theaters need to do in order to adapt and survive.

Consider the January box office, which suffered its usual post-holiday doldrums. Not at Fathom, where January delivered a record $11-million month, spurred by disparate titles like “The Met: Live in HD: Carmen,” Pathé Live’s “Bts World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul,
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10 No Face Facts Most Spirited Away Fans Don't Know

Spirited Away is easily one of the top five Studio Ghibli films. It's a fantastic coming-of-age blend of fantasy and adventure, with just enough peril to make it on the edgier side for kids and tweens without sliding it into more scary Princess Mononoke territory. The Japanese animated film, which was inspired by writer and director Hayao Miyazaki's friend's 10-year-old daughters, has one of the most intriguing characters in the Miyazaki universe: the spirit No-Face.

Related: 8 Myers-Briggs® Personality Types Of Spirited Away Characters

When Chihiro Ogino first sees No-Face in Spirited Away, he is a transparent spirit whom no one else seems to notice. Once she is dubbed Sen and made a bathhouse worker by the witch Yubaba, she invites No-Face in and he transforms from a quiet, seemingly shy character to a glutinous beast. There's much more to this monster than meets the eye, though, and some fans
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Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 Lineup Announced by Fathom Events and Gkids

Nine of Studio Ghibli's most cherished films, Including Multiple Anniversary and Star-Studded Titles, Hit the Big Screen Beginning This Spring With Studio Ghibli Fest 2019'.

After kicking off in 2017 and returning for an even more successful 2018, Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 is back for 2019. Gkids, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to continue their collaboration and deliver a new and expanded selection of celebrated animated films to U.S. cinemas throughout the year with Studio Ghibli Fest 2019.

Featuring nine of Studio Ghibli's masterpieces, the series kicks off with the 15th anniversary of the Academy Award&#174- nominated fantasy adventure Howl's Moving Castle, and continues with the 35th anniversary of Nausica&#228 of the Valley of the Wind, Whisper of the Heart, the 30th anniversary of Kiki's Delivery Service, "My Neighbor Totoro}, The Secret World of Arrietty, the Academy Award- winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke,
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Film Review: Kushina, what will you be (2018) by Mayami Moët

“… and there are moments I feel beauty in those around me.”

Nature and its preservation have always been one of the most important themes in many parts of Japanese culture. Considering its highly developed urban areas, there seems to be a constant trend to create some kind of balance with the environment, or at least the awareness to take care of it. Besides Japanese literature creating a link between spirituality and nature, lately, for example, in the films of Hayao Miyazaki, the environment’s ultimate fate is put on a level with mankind’s fate. Perhaps the best known work in this case is his 1997 film “Princess Mononoke” in which creating a natural equilibrium with the world is essential for the survival of mankind.

However, Miyazaki is not the only one portraying nature and its power that way, In a recent interview Japanese director Moët Mayami stresses how she was
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‘Princess Mononoke’ Original Japanese Trailer Restored Ahead of Film’s Return to the Big Screen — Watch

Gkids and Fathom Events are celebrating the upcoming big screen return of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Princess Mononoke” by re-releasing the movie’s original 1997 Japanese trailer. The clip runs one minute and has only been updated with new graphics converting the original Japanese into English text.

“Princess Mononoke” is set in Muromachi Japan and follows a prince who gets involved in the struggle between the gods of a forest and the humans who consume its resources. The film’s original Japanese version and an English-dubbed version featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Billy Bob Thornton will both be playing U.S. theaters.

“Princess Mononoke” will hit select theaters across the country for three days only as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2018: Sunday July 22, Monday, July 23, and Wednesday, July 25. Watch the vintage trailer below. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting
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10-Time Oscar Winner West Side Story Back in Cinemas June 24th & 27th

One of the most beloved and captivating musicals in Hollywood history, “West Side Story” will return to movie theaters for two days only this June as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies expand the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings legendary motion pictures back to cinemas across the country every month. Further enhancing this big-screen presentation, TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz will introduce the film and present post-show commentary.

Tickets for “West Side Story” will be available beginning Friday, April 20, at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

From Fathom Events, TCM, Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), “West Side Story” will be presented in more than 600 movie theaters on Sunday, June 24, and Wednesday, June 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. A complete list of theater locations will be available April 20 on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are
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‘Big Fish & Begonia’ review: Dirs. Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang (2018)

Big Fish and Begonia review: China’s new animated feature revolves around a 16-year-old girl who travels to the human world in the form of a dolphin and forms a connection with a human boy.

Big Fish and Begonia review by Orestes Adam.

Big Fish and Begonia review

Unlike Japan’s world-dominating animation industry, China is significantly lacking in the toon department. The fact that a film as rich as Big Fish & Begonia had to be delayed for over 12 years, only to be crowdfunded and make over half a billion Yuan in China upon its release shows how desperately its audience is in need of its own animated fables, particularly with such fantastical mythologies and philosophies to draw from. The dawn of China’s animation industry additionally presents a unique opportunity, as it stands free from the fixed style that is Japanese anime and the safety of Western cartoons. It
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Isao Takahata Dies: Studio Ghibli Co-Founder And Anime Visionary Was 82

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Isao Takahata Dies: Studio Ghibli Co-Founder And Anime Visionary Was 82
Isao Takahata, the Oscar-nominated anime visionary who co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki and wrote, directed and/or produced many acclaimed films, died today in Japan. He was 82. Local media reports cite sources saying he died in a Tokyo hospital after a long illness.

Takahata began his animation career in 1959 at the Toei Animation Company, where he met eventual Oscar-winner Miyazaki. Described by many as both friends and rivals, they founded production company Studio Ghibli in 1985. Among its early classics was Grave of the Fireflies (1988, right), which Takahata also wrote and directed. He would go on to produce such acclaimed anime films as Only Yesterday (1991) and Pom Poko (1994), and his final film as writer-director — 2013’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya — earned him an Oscar nom for Best Animated Feature. It also screened in the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Takahata also produced the popular anime TV series Heidi,
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Fathom Events achieves record year in 2017

ComScore ranks distributor as 13th biggest in North America last year.

Source: Fathom Events

Fathom Events said 26 of its releases grossed more than $1m in 2017, which the event cinema distributor said marked a new record for the company.

The distributor, which released 14 films that grossed $1m or more in 2016, added that box office data specialist ComScore ranked it as the 13th largest distributor of content to North American theatres last year by box office. Total box office for all releases is still being calculated but the company said it amounted to more than $70m.

The 26 cinema events that grossed more than $1m in 2017 include nine live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, classic films like The Princess Bride and Singin’ In The Rain, anime film Princess Mononoke, and last August’s boxing match Mayweather vs McGregor – the highest grossing sports event in Fathom’s history.

Six of the 26 titles brought in more than $2m, with Disney’s [link
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Viz Media releasing Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Picture Books

Viz Media has announced that it is set to release two new Studio Ghibli Picture Books this December, capture the magic of the legendary studio’s animated films Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke with easy-to-read text and full-color pictures taken direct from the films, presented in a family-friendly oversized hardcover format.

The legends were true! Somewhere high in the clouds, human beings have again set foot on the floating island of Laputa, for centuries a peaceful, parklike ruin, tended only by its silent, faithful robots. But just behind Pazu and Sheeta are soldiers from the aerial dreadnought Goliath—who have captured Dola and her pirate crew, and are now looting the gold and jewels of the Castle in the Sky for themselves! But the man who guided them there, Muska, has his eyes on power, not money—and he alone knows how to activate the castle’s ancient
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Blu-ray Review – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984.

Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Featuring the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick Stewart, Edward James Olmos,and Shia Labeouf.

Synopsis:

GKids has secured the new home video distributor contract for Studio Ghibli films, and they’ve released a big batch of them on Blu-ray, with more bonus features than what was found on the earlier Blu discs. This review covers Nausicaä’ of the Valley of the Wind, which was Hayao Miyazaki’s first movie, although it predated the creation of Studio Ghibli.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is famed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s debut movie, which is an adaptation of his manga of the same name. It was released prior to Miyazaki’s founding of Studio Ghibli, but it’s now part of the company’s stable of films, so it fell under the deal
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Star Wars Rebels season 4 episode 6 review: Flight Of The Defender

Megan Crouse Oct 31, 2017

An action-packed episode brings some strong scares and The Clone Wars-style fantasy. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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4.6 Flight Of The Defender

Flight Of The Defender was a very mystical episode, adding some of the less definable aspects of the Force to a fun, high-energy adventure. From an opening in which exposition is smoothed out by the presence of a pack of loth-cats, Flight Of The Defender barrels along with mostly satisfying contributions from Thrawn and Pryce and an ending that’s bound to leave a lot of questions. It’s a very Dave Filoni episode.

In this case, that means it’s full of joy and wonderfully self-indulgent animals. The actual core of the story starts when Sabine decides, pretty sensibly, that the easiest way to transport the physical data disks on the experimental Tie
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Director and Producer on the Heritage of Studio Ghibli and the Birth of Studio Ponoc

Mary and the Witch’s Flower, based on the 1971 children’s novel The Little Broomstick, is the first film from Studio Ponoc, a new Japanese animation studio founded by Yoshiaki Nishimura. Nishimura previously worked at the revered Studio Ghibli, where he produced The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There. To build Ponoc, he brought along other Ghibli veterans, including Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who helmed Mary. In his time as an animator, Yonebayashi worked as an artist on such films as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Ponyo, eventually progressing to directing The Secret World of Arrietty and Marnie. With the help of a translator, we spoke to Nishimura and Yonebayashi about Mary and the Witch’s Flower and their new studio’s growing pains.

The Film Stage: What made you pick this project as the first feature for Studio Ponoc?

Yoshiaki Nishimura: At the end of 2014, Studio Ghibli closed its production division,
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Hot Topic Unveils Their Princess Mononoke Fashion Line With Promo Video

Hot Topic and Her Universe have released a new fashion line and this one is inspired be Studio Ghibli's classic anime Princess Mononoke. There are all kinds of different styles including the wolf sweater. I imagine that will be the top seller, but I also don't think a lot of people would wear it outside of a geek convention setting. Would any of you?

These geek culture inspired clothes that Hot Topic and Her Universe are coming up with are pretty cool. These are all currently on sale now. If you're interested in buying, click here.
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