Deadline has posted an early look at the North American trailer for The Wind Rises, a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Get a look after the jump.
As expected, workaholic, hands-on artist Hayao Miyazaki has been staying busy. This week, Japanese public television network NHK's profile show Professional presented a look at the revered anime director, who qualified "retirement" includes works on a Warring States era samurai manga. More after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming documentary film The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness posted a 15-second CM and the official trailer today. The documentary focuses on the acclaimed anime production company Studio Ghibli, and its directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata with the producer Toshio Suzuki. Check the videos after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki has been making overtures towards stepping back from making anime for decades. So, it's not just denial about losing that revered director causing some to second guess his September retirement announcement. Partner and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata is one of the people who isn't too sure. More after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises, is set for limited release in North American theaters on February 21 and will expand a week later. Under the Touchstone Pictures banner, the film also will play Oscar-qualifying engagements in New York and Los Angeles on November 8-14. Get a look at the North America poster after the jump.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed the 19 films submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Not all of them have fulfilled the requirement to run in Los Angeles this calendar year yet, and the academy has a history of disqualifying movies that are less than 75% animated, but if 16 are accepted, then there will be 5 nominees for the next award. More after the jump.
The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema in Ontario, Canada has something exciting, not to mention novel, planned for its opening night. On November 14th, the film fes will honor the brilliant career of retiring master Miyazaki Hayao with a spectacular live performance featuring nine variety acts including aerial, fire, burlesque, dance, song and rope feats - each themed in tribute to one of the master’s films. More after the jump.