As Studio Ghibli celebrates its 30th anniversary, the anime production company founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma will be given the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award by the Busan International Film Festival. Toshiowill be attending to receive the honor at October 1-10 event. More after the jump.
GKIDS, a New York based film distributor that specializes in animated films and films aimed at children, has announced that they will be releasing Studio Ghibli's 1991 film Only Yesterday to movie theaters in North America in 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nippon TV is planning a "Summer of Ghibli" broadcasting event featuring 3 films directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. Hit the jump to learn the details.
Following Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises last month, his long-time ally Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was aired on Nihon TV's Friday Roadshow for the first time on March 13. Its average viewing rating was an impressive 18.2%, only 1.3% lower than The Wind Rises' 19.5%. Hit the jump for more details.
Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli fail to capture Oscar gold at the 87th Academy Awards. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Giovanni's Island, Production I.G's historical anime feature about two brothers living on the Japanese/Russian border island of Shikotan, are among the 20th features that Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed as being submitted for consideration as nominees for the Best Animated Feature in the 87th Academy Awards. More after the jump.