The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is currently closed for extensive renovations, but will re-open in July of 2016 with a new exhibition planned and supervised by acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Disney's John Ramirez previously shared a concept for a ride based on Hayao Miyazaki's anime film classic My Neighbor Totoro, and he's since returned to Ghibli and Miyazaki to take a crack at a Castle in the Sky / Laputa ride. Imagine how it would all go down with the image after the jump.
Kugimiya Yoichiro's (production affairs coordinator on Studio Ghibli movies including The Wind Rises and Princess Kaguya) Trash Studio has announced the the passing of Makiko Futaki on May 13th at age 58. A veteran animator, Futaki worked on key animation for all of Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli movies and most of Isao Takahata's, as well as classic anime features Akira and Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise.
A new trailer for La Tortue rogue ("The Red Turtle"), a French / Japanese animated film directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit and co-produced by Studio Ghibli and Wild Bunch, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Retailer Amazon has begun listing a July 5th DVD/Blu-ray release date for Isao Takahata's Studio Ghibli anime feature Only Yesterday. Japanese and English audio are listed along with English and French subtitles. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder, former president, and producer Toshio Suzuki is often the one who offers the narrative of what happens at the revered anime production house. According to him, the conversation went something like this... Toshio Suzuki: "How about some LINE stamps?" Hayao Miyazaki: "stamps? like postage?" TS: "not quite... Miya-san, do you want to draw them?" HM: "not a chance!"
The international films and arts community today got their look at the line-up of France's high profile 2016 Cannes Film Festival. This 69th festival's Un Certain Regard (a grouping of 20 films from different cultures and film making approaches) selections include The Red Turtle, the first foreign animated film that Studio Ghibli contributed to. More after the jump.
Hankyu Umeda Gallery, which is located on the ninth floor of the Hankyu Umeda Department Store in Osaka, will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the works of the late animator/director Yoshifumi Kondo, who passed away in January 1998 at age of 47 and is known as the director of the Studio Ghibli's 1995 film Whisper of the Heart. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese developer and media company Dwango announced the acquisition of animation production software Toonz from Italian developer Digital Video. An open-source version will offer the same feature sets as the Toonz Ghibli Edition developed by longtime Toonz user Studio Ghibli, including the ink and paint, color design and digital composition process for most of their titles since 2010's The Secret World of Arrietty. More after the jump.