The U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 271 artists and executives, including animator Hayao Miyazaki and producer/Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki, to join the organization. Meanwhile, Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame has inducted author and screenwriter Leigh Brackett, artist Frank Frazetta, film director Stanley Kubrick, writer and animator Hayao Miyazaki, and author Olaf Stapledon. More after the jump.
Walt Disney Japan has announced that the "Hayao Miyazaki Works" Blu-ray and DVD collection has been delayed from a planned June 18 release to July 2 so that the 1995 Chage & Aska animated music video "On Your Mark" can be removed. The move was prompted by the drug possession arrest of the singer/song writer duo's Aska. More after the jump.
As reported, the digital remaster edition of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film released in 1979, is to hit theaters across Japan from May 9, after 35 years since its theatrical release. Check the trailer comparing the classic and remastered visuals after the jump.
The digital re-master edition of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film released in 1979, is to hit theaters across Japan from May 9. The film is often chosen as one of the greatest anime films of all time. Hit the jump for more information.
Imagine a world in which Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro was more along the lines of Dragon Ball Z. What if Princess Mononoke disrupted nature with the gotta catch 'em all attitude of Pokémon? College Humor's latest short shows what it would be like if Miyazaki films were any other type of anime after the jump.
Discotek Media has taken to Facebook with news about a number of their upcoming releases, headlined by their license of Hols, Prince of the Sun. The 1968 feature is the first anime film directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, with contributions from Hayao Miyazaki and mentor Yasuo Ōtsuka. More after the jump.
When Tufts Professor of Japanese Literature Susan J. Napier spoke to Hayao Miyazaki earlier in the year, the director mentioned that he'd spent the New Years holiday reading The Tales of Hoffman, being fascinated with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, and the original. Now, the Studio Ghibli museum is hosting a special exhibit. More after the jump.