Hayao Miyazaki's brooding environmentalist fantasy film, Princess Mononoke, is returning to U.S. theaters this July for Studio Ghibli Fest 2018, a year-long series of screenings celebrating the visionary films of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to answer the call of the wild.
Hayao Miyazaki mastered his anime craft at Studio Ghibli, but did you know that he got his start working on Lupin the Third? Hit the jump to read about how the infamous thief’s escapades set the groundwork for Miyazaki’s distinctive style!
Head's up, aviation fans: STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018, a year-long series of screenings sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events that celebrates the fantastical animated films of Studio Ghibli, is continuing in May with limited U.S. screenings of Porco Rosso, a 1992 film about an Italian aviator who has been mysteriously transformed into a pig. Hit the jump to learn more.
After the Japanese premiere event for his latest film Ready Player One yesterday, director Steven Spiellberg also attended a talk session in Tokyo, along with three cast of the film: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, and Win Morisaki. In the session with Japanese student, he spoke about his love for Japanese pop culture and meeting with renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki in the past. Watch video reports after the jump.
It is confirmed today that 72-year-old Japanese comedian/TV host Tamori provided all of the voices and sounds for Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar, except the ending piano tune composed by Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Miyazaki says, "Without Tamori-san, this film would never be completed. Thank you." Hit the jump for more details.
Relive the magic of The Cat Returns, Spirited Away, and more Studio Ghibli classics this year on the big screen! Fathom Events and GKIDS are bringing back their Studio Ghibli Fest with nine titles, starting next month with Ponyo. Get the full schedule after the jump.
Panda! Go Panda and Rainy-day Circus, a pair of 1972 - 1973 short theatrical aime movies written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli, are returning to Japanese cinemas for a set of special screenings that celebrate the 45th anniversary of their release. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Ghibli Museum announced today on January 9 that Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar was completed and that the 14-minute 20-second film would be screened at its Doseiza (Saturn) Theater from March 21. Hit the jump for more details.