It was reported last week that acclaimed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki is again coming out of retirement to work on a new feature. Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, who reportedly revealed the news at a pre-Oscars event in Los Angeles, talked about his real intention to Japanese press after the Oscar ceremony on Sunday.
Toshio Suzuki, a co-founder, producer and former president of Studio Ghibli, is in Hollywood this weekend for Ghibli co-produced, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature nominee The Red Turtle. Talking with Pixar director Pete Docter in Los Angeles, Suzuki revealed that revered anime director Hayao Miyazaki is out of retirement. More after the jump.
Japanese fans are about to experience The Castle of Cagliostro in a whole new way -- MX4D screenings will make it feel like they're really riding along with Lupin III and the gang! Two members of the film's original cast and crew give their take on the new digitally restored feature, too. Find out more after the jump!
The Ghibli Museum, located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka-city, Tokyo, confirmed that it had attracted 10 million visitors in 15 years since its launch in October 2001, and held a ceremony to commemorate the record today on January 14, with Keiko Kiyohara, the Mayor of Mitaka-city as the guest. Hit the jump for more details.
NHK made waves back in November of 2016 with a TV special focusing on Studio Ghibli co-founder / anime director Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement to work on his first 3DCG film, Boro the Caterpillar. Now a special, extended version of the TV special will be broadcast on NHK in January. Hit the jump to learn more.
Back in December GKIDS announced plans to screen Princess Mononoke in North American theaters, lined up nicely for its 20th anniversary. The time for the English-subtitled screenings arrived on Thursday, with dubbed showings to follow on Monday, January 9. Hayao Miyazaki's feature is accompanied by his never-before-seen music video On Your Mark!, and you can see a sample in the clip after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki has a history of blunt comments. You might remember his famous zingers about iPads and otaku. Last month, he was on NHK's 50-minute special documentary program "Owaranai Hito (NeverEnding Man) Miyazaki Hayao." This, focused on the production process of his first CG short "Kemushi no Boro", and you might remember that it made news concerning plans for a hand-drawn feature. Well, this week, some of its comments concerning AI raised eyebrows.
Movie Natalie has reported that Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said at the talk event with Tomohiko Ishii (The Sky Crawlers) yesterday that Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar will be completed by Spring 2017 and is scheduled to be screened at the Ghibli Museum in June or July of the year. Hit the jump for more details.
Believe it or not, Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away is 15 years old. The feature originally debuted in 2001, and GKIDS is teaming up with Fathom Events and Hot Topic to present its limited return to U.S. theaters, with screenings planned at select cinemas nationwide. Read on for more.