On April 16, 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata introduced their classics My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to Japanese audiences in a double bill theatrical run. Now UK movie-goers will the opportunity to view the two together thanks to Studio Canal. And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library. More after the jump.
Tomorrow, Studio Ghibli plans to announce the cast for Hayao Miyazaki's Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising). Today, their production blog has listed the animation staff for studio co-founder Isao Takahata's Kaguya-hime no Monogatari. The two films were to be released simultaneously this summer, but Takahata's long gestating project got pushed back to fall. See samples of the animators' work after the jump.
Studio Ghibli cofounders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki were planning on releasing their latest anime movies, Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, on the same date this summer. It was to have been their first joint release since 1988 double bill of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. Today, reports have been going online, and in some cases removed, that Kaguya-hime has now been delayed until fall. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli have a history of making announcements on December 13th, and this year they announced that, for the first time since the 1988 double bill of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies, renowned cofounders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata will be releasing anime films in the same season, with summer 2013 plans confirmed for Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari. More after the jump.
As far back as 2009, the talks was that Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's first movie since his adaptation of My Neighbors the Yamadas would be a retelling of folktale Taketori Monogatari (The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter). There's been little hard news about the project since then, but Ghibli distributor Toho has just registered the KAGUYAHIME-MONOGATARI.JP domain. More after the jump.
Section23 Films has announced its March slate of anime home video releases of Sentai Filmworks licenses, including Isao Takahata's Studio Ghibli classic Grave of the Fireflies. This, plus the Mardock Scramble Blu-ray, Dream Eater Merry and more after the jump.
Sentai Filmworks proudly announces the company’s acquisition of distribution rights for the critically acclaimed animation masterpiece Grave of the Fireflies. Digital distribution of the movie will begin through many outlets this winter, and a DVD of the digitally restored master will be in stores next year. More after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced a 2012 release for the first collaboration between Studio Ghibli founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in Panda Go Panda. The distributor has also announced its preliminary release slate for 2012. Hit the jump for all the details.
It's been a while since there has been anything more substantial than talk and rumors about a new anime film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, but fresh signs of life have finally sprung up on the Grave of the Fireflies director's long gestating project. More after the jump.
Market research firm MACROMILL recently conducted a survey, asking mothers to pick the best, older anime to first show children of the 21st Century. Topping the list of results was Heidi, Girl of the Alps, directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, with Hayao Miyazaki on scene design. Check out the top 10 list after the jump.
New York, New York – September 8, 2011 – GKIDS, a distributor of award winning animation for both adults and families, has entered into agreement with Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli to handle US and Canadian theatrical and non-theatrical distribution for Studio Ghibli’s library of animated feature films.
With Studio Ghibli's Arrietty the Borrower hitting the UK, the Guardian profiled director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Addressing what's next, the suggestion of previously mentioned/dismissed second Porco Rosso movie came up again. More after the jump.