This weekend, Japan's NTV Friday Road Show celebrated Hayao Miyazaki's honorary Oscar with a presentation of his Oscar award winning Spirited Away. These broadcasts have a history of prompting social media responses, famously including breaking a Twitter record with Castle in the Sky's "Balse" spell. Plenty of fans chimed in to the latest, including notables like shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura.
North American distributor GKids has posted their trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary looking inside Studio Ghibli receiving critical praise for its multi-dimensional portrayal of Hayao Miyazaki. After a New York theatrical premiere on November 29th, it will be available digitally December 9th, then DVD and video on demand January 27th. Get a look after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Giovanni's Island, Production I.G's historical anime feature about two brothers living on the Japanese/Russian border island of Shikotan, are among the 20th features that Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed as being submitted for consideration as nominees for the Best Animated Feature in the 87th Academy Awards. More after the jump.
How many times have you seen characters dining on delicious meals in a Studio Ghibli film? A middle school in Mishima, Japan decided to begin serving special school lunches inspired by classic films such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, and more. Hit the jump to make your mouth water!
In time to pick up some potential Oscar notice, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies) The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya starts its Gkids distributed North American theatrical run on October 17th. A new trailer offers a preview of its English dub, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu. Check it out after the jump.
After the preview for his upcoming 3DCG TV anime Ronia the Robber's Daughter at NHK Housou Center in Tokyo yesterday, the director Goro Miyazaki gave his opinion on Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki's remark last week that Hideaki Anno was the successor to Hayao Miyazaki, not his son Goro. Hit the jump for the story.
Studio Ghibli co-founder, producer and former president Toshio Suzuki took the stage with Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno to announce the complete list of 50 of Anno’s work to be screened for October's 27th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival's special “The World of Hideaki Anno" programming. During this, Suzuki spoke to Anno's role in the future of anime, and the ever-popular subject of a next-Miyazaki.
While Studio Ghibli probably isn't going away, it is at least evidently reassessing itself and likely evolving. With many discussing these developments Fox's Animation Domination has put together an homage to the revered studio's classic works. Get a look after the jump.