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.
Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar nominated final anime movie, The Wind Rises, arrives in limited US theaters February 21, 2014 and expands on February 28, 2014. Touchstone's official Youtube channel for the feature has posted the TV spots for the coming release. Get a look after the jump.