Happy 75th birthday to Hayao Miyazaki! As anime's most internationally revered director celebrates his diamond jubilee on January 5th, social media was a bit subdued, maybe gearing up for what's to come a week from Friday. On January 15th, Nippon Television Network will be marking the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first movie with a broadcast of the movie Castle in the Sky (August 2, 1986).
Studio Ghibli and the Ghibli Museum have continued their tradition of sharing their New Year's greeting art, this year celebrating The Year of the Monkey. Along with the former was a message saying that 2016 will see the release of the foreign animated film that Studio Ghibli contributed to, The Red Turtle. More after the jump.
Animated and youth-aimed cinema distributor Gkids will be bringing Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday to New York's IFC Center, with a new English dub featuring Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Taeko Okajima, Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), as Toshio, Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars Rebels) as Yaeko and Alison Fernandez (Orange Is the New Black) as Young Taeko. Ridley sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the under-seen, 25 year-old classic anime movie.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli, an updated and expanded new edition of the "Studio Ghibli Songs" music album has been released. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.