The official website for Ghibli Museum announced today on January 9 that Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar was completed and that the 14-minute 20-second film would be screened at its Doseiza (Saturn) Theater from March 21. Hit the jump for more details.
Beyond Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the third name that every Studio Ghibli admirer should know is Toshio Suzuki - the institution's co-founder, former president and producer of many of the films. In 2008, Suzuki handed the reins over to former Walt Disney Japan president Koji Hoshino with an eye to focus on merchandise and other revenue boosting activities. Hoshino was in charge at the time of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement announcement. Now, Miyazaki is back and it's time for another change. More after the jump.
On October 17, 2017, GKIDS and Shout! Factory began their re-release of classic Studio Ghibli films on Bluray and DVD with a batch of six movies, including Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Hit the jump to learn more.
Acclaimed director / eternal nemesis of the Brotherhood of Steel in Fallout 4 Mamoru Oshii is never at a loss for an opinion, and in a new book he promises to pull back the curtain and talk about a previously unexamined side of Studio Ghibli from the perspective of an animation insider. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last November, NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting station, aired a 50-minute special documentary program "NeverEnding Man Miyazaki Hayao." You might remember that this made news for comments about new projects and less-than-kind sentiments about artificial intelligence rendered models. New York's Japan Society has announced plans to present a US premiere screening of the documentary's theatrical version, plus, a 35mm screening of classic Porco Rosso in time for its 25th anniversary.
Welcome No-Face into your home... you know, minus all the being-eaten stuff. Rather than offering gold, this little fella is dispensing your soy sauce. Read on for more!
Due to the popularity of their North American theatrical screenings of My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service, GKIDS and Fathom Events are adding additional English dubbed theatrical screenings for the remaining films in the Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, beginning with Castle in the Sky in August. Hit the jump to learn more.