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.
In NHK's 50-minute special documentary program "Owaranai Hito (NeverEnding Man) Miyazaki Hayao" aired last night in Japan, internationally acclaimed anime director Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he had started working on his new hand-drawn anime feature film project. Hit the jump for more details.
Retirement hasn't really slowed influential animator / director Hayao Miyazaki down, or at least that seems to be the thesis for an upcoming TV special that will air on NHK in November. Hit the jump to learn more.
After his time at Toei, Hayao Miyazaki spent the mid-to-late 70s working at Zuiyo Eizo/Nippon Animation on projects such as World Masterpiece Theater and Future Boy Conan - a 1978 adaptation of The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key that demonstrated many of the themes with which Miyazaki would become associated. The titular hero of that series is now being featured as a poseable figma from Max Factory and Good Smile Company.
A clever engineer has reproduced the look of Nausicaä's glider with a functional aircraft that completed its first test-flight on July 31, 2016, at the Takikawa Sky Park in Nakajimacho, Takikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan. Hit the jump to soar the friendly skies.
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is currently closed for extensive renovations, but will re-open in July of 2016 with a new exhibition planned and supervised by acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Disney's John Ramirez previously shared a concept for a ride based on Hayao Miyazaki's anime film classic My Neighbor Totoro, and he's since returned to Ghibli and Miyazaki to take a crack at a Castle in the Sky / Laputa ride. Imagine how it would all go down with the image after the jump.
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun has posted video of the heavy damage to “Laputa no Michi” (Road of Laputa) running through Aso in the heavily earthquake-affected Kumamoto Prefecture. The Kario main road got nicknamed for Hayao Miyazaki's original Studio Ghibli movie, Castle in the Sky because the scenic view appears to be floating due to low-lying clouds obscuring the lower part of Mount Aso. Get a look after the jump.