Animated and youth-aimed cinema distributor Gkids has revealed their screening plans for Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the movie's Japanese release, the feature will open January 1, 2016 at New York's IFC Center with a new English-Language version. After an exclusive run at the cinema, it will expand nation-wide on February 26th. More after the jump.
Animator Hitomi Tateno has published a memoir entitled Pencil Chronicle - The Studio Ghibli That No One Knew, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous animation studio from the perspective of someone who has worked there for 27 years. Hit the jump to learn more.
Variety has reported that, according to Japanese media, there's more news about Hayao Miyazaki's return to animation for the first time since 2013's The Wind Rises. Specifically, he will be teaming with CG animator Yuhei Sakuragi to make a short film. More after the jump.
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.