Deadline has revealed that Kick-Ass' Chloe Grace Moretz will voice the title character in Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies) The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. Timed for the Oscars, distributor GKids has planned an October 17th date for its North American release. More after the jump.
A promo offers a first look at Ronia the Robber, a fall CG TV series directed by Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki at Polygon Pictures studio for NHK, based on Astrid Lindgren book. New ads also preview When Marnie Was There, the new Studio Ghibli movie from Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, opening July 19th. Check these out after the jump.
Japanese TV broadcast's of Studio Ghibli movies tend to elicit huge responses on social media. There's the "balse" case where Castle in the Sky broke a Twitter record as a key example. Last week's the NTV Friday Roadshow broadcsst of Princess Mononoke sent plenty of artists to Twitter and Pixiv. This week, program aired My Neighbor Tototro, and as you might guess, their was the response really roared. Get a look after the jump.
Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi will again be helming a Studio Ghibli adaptation of a British children's novel with the revered animation house planning an anime movie based on Joan G. Robinson's When Marnie Was There for July 19th.@ghibli_intl has been posting media from this first Ghibli movie made without the direct involvement of co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.
Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There hits Japanese theaters on July 19. To support the promotion of it, Tsutaya has started offering a free rental of the single CD of the theme song "Fine On The Outside" by Priscilla Ahn. Hit the jump for her video message with a little part of the song.
In addition to distributing Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, New York based distributor of international youth-aimed cinema GKids has picked up the US and Canada rights to Mami Sunada's documentary about the revered anime studio, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. More after the jump.