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.
As with the Studio Ghibli's features, especially the recent ones, the cast of this summer's When Marnie Was There is largely composed of actors who aren't primarily voice workers. After last month's introduction of the leads, the support cast have now been named. See who's who after the jump.
Walt Disney Japan has announced that the "Hayao Miyazaki Works" Blu-ray and DVD collection has been delayed from a planned June 18 release to July 2 so that the 1995 Chage & Aska animated music video "On Your Mark" can be removed. The move was prompted by the drug possession arrest of the singer/song writer duo's Aska. More after the jump.
Imagine a world in which Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro was more along the lines of Dragon Ball Z. What if Princess Mononoke disrupted nature with the gotta catch 'em all attitude of Pokémon? College Humor's latest short shows what it would be like if Miyazaki films were any other type of anime 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 summer 2014. Meets its leads after the jump.
Discotek Media has taken to Facebook with news about a number of their upcoming releases, headlined by their license of Hols, Prince of the Sun. The 1968 feature is the first anime film directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, with contributions from Hayao Miyazaki and mentor Yasuo Ōtsuka. More after the jump.
When Tufts Professor of Japanese Literature Susan J. Napier spoke to Hayao Miyazaki earlier in the year, the director mentioned that he'd spent the New Years holiday reading The Tales of Hoffman, being fascinated with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, and the original. Now, the Studio Ghibli museum is hosting a special exhibit. More after the jump.
GKIDS announced that they have licensed Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) The Tale of The Princess Kaguya for North American release. More after the jump.