The upcoming HBO Max streaming service will launch in the Spring season of 2020, and thanks to a team-up with New York-based film distributors GKIDS, the service will offer something unique for animation fans: access to Studio Ghibli's catalog of 21 feature-length anime films. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind anime film is one of the many greats from Hayao Miyazaki. Nearly, 40 years on, the film is being adapted into a kabuki play. In a press conference, Toshio Suzuki, a producer at Studio Ghibli, discussed the studio’s involvement with the kabuki play and how it came about. Hit the jump to find out more!
The main cast has been revealed for the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind kabuki play, a stage adaptation based on the manga by Hayao Miyazaki about a princess struggling to save her world from disaster. Hit the jump to learn more.
Strange and magical creatures live in the woods! For their on-going "Studio Ghibli Fest 2019" programming, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing My Neighbor Totoro, the beloved 1988 animated film from director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and two girls who befriend an unusual forest spirit, back to North American theaters for a special, three-night set of screenings in August of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
July 29th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Kiki's Delivery Service, a 1989 children's film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli, and based on the book by Eiko Kadono. Join us as we examine the film with grown-up eyes and explore how Kiki's perspective shapes the film's themes into a story about the difficult process of assuming adult responsibilities. Hit the jump to learn more.
If you haven't yet had a chance to experience the magic of Kiki's Delivery Service on the silver screen, then GKIDS and Fathom Events have got you covered with three upcoming screenings of the film in select U.S. theaters in late July of the 2019 as part of their year-long "Studio Ghibli Fest 2019" celebrations. Hit the jump to learn more.
At a presentation for Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas that was held on June 10, 2019, at the Finnish embassy in Tokyo, director Kenji Itoso was asked to comment on his time as a student at Studio Ghibli under Hayao Miyazaki, and in the process he shared a tale of the world-famous director revealing a blood-curdling truth about the titular character of the classic 1988 animated children's film, My Neighbor Totoro. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events have more on the way for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, and the next showing is a big one. Next month, fans in the U.S. will be able to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind anime film, with select cinemas showing the feature on May 20 and 21. Read on for more.
Here's one for all you collectors out there: Studio Ghibli is publishing a Japanese Bluray & DVD home video release entitled Ghibli ga Ippai SPECIAL Short Short 1992 - 2016, a home video collection including 33 of the studio's short animated works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for all of you fans of Hayao Miyazaki's classic manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: the primary key visual for the new kabuki stage play production based on all seven volumes of the series has been revealed. Hit the jump to check it out.
Following Lupin the Third: Lupin vs. the Clone released today in Japan, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro will get its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from VAP at 8,424 yen (about 75.5 US dollars) on July 24, 2019. The classic anime film celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Hit the jump for more details.
A local ship repair business near Shimonada Station in Ehime Prefecture is having a hard time with over-enthusiastic fans of the 2001 Studio Ghibli animated film, Spirited Away, after a section of their dockyard was incorrectly attributed as being the model for a scene from the film on the Internet, prompting visiting tourists to transform the spot into an unofficial pilgrimage point. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are once again joining forces for the third annual Studio Ghibli Fest, a series of limited theatrical screenings that celebrates the internationally beloved animated works of Studio Ghibli, and now the new schedule and line-up have been announced for 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.