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There are lots of influential artists out there, but few can live up to Hayao Miyazaki's reputation. The director is best-known for his work with Studio Ghibli. Over the years, his visionary films have awed millions, and one animation team in Pakistan is putting all that inspiration to good use. After all, the folks at ...
From Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, the heartwarming family adventure Ponyo has delighted audiences for an entire decade. When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, rescues a stranded ...

Inspired by the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the event will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free and concessions will be available for purchase. The festival will celebrate spring, peace and goodwill during the blossom season with Virginia Beach's Sister City, Miyazaki, ...
Hirokazu Miyazaki, anthropology, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, said he travels to persuade different towns to abolish nuclear weapons. In November, he helped deliver an invitation from the mayor of Nagasaki to the mayor of Ithaca to join the Mayors for Peace. As of Jan.
FUKUOKA - There's a moment in the original "Point Break" -- Kathryn Bigelow's epic ode to adrenaline -- when Johnny Utah (played by a pre-Matrix Keanu Reeves) goes to rent his first surfboard. At the surf shop, he's greeted with contempt by a 15-year-old who tells him: "Hey, man, a lot of guys your age ...
For just $5 a ticket, the Avalon's star-lit main house will host sixteen beloved hits - from Miyazaki marvels like "Spirited Away" and "Princess Mononoke" to fellow acclaimed animated achievements like "Grave of the Fireflies" and "Ghost in the Shell" - with showings scattered at 9:30 p.m. and 11 a.m. ...

Back when Weinstein was handling the US release of Studio Ghibli's "Princess Mononoke," he wanted to edit down the masterpiece to his own liking but Miyazaki and his team clearly wasn't having it. Miyazaki said in a 2005 interview with The Guardian that his producer sent Weinstein a samurai sword to ...
Back in a 2005 interview recently reposted by Metro, SoraNews and Kobini, Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki told The Guardian about the experience. At that time, Disney had the rights to Princess Mononoke in the United States, and Harvey Weinstein, who then headed up Disney subsidiary Miramax Films, ...
Thanks to Kotaku, anime fans have found an archived interview which director Hayao Miyazaki did in 2005. The icon, who is best-known for his Studio Ghibli films, chatted with The Guardian about his experience working with Weinstein on Princess Mononoke. The controversial producer didn't work on the ...
UTSUNOMIYA--A near century-old wooden house near the Utsunomiya city government building here holds a special place in Hayao Miyazaki's heart. The famed anime director, who is now 77, moved to the dwelling from Tokyo when he was a toddler during World War II because his parents were ...
The art space's latest announcement comes in the form of a one-day film festival featuring movies by Japanese director, producer, animator and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki. There will be four films shown during the event on Saturday, June 16. "Kiki's Delivery Service" will kick things off at 1 p.m., followed ...
"[Miyazaki] brings the detail and also the silences I think," he continued. "With Miyazaki you get nature and you get moments of peace, a kind of rhythm that is not in the American animation tradition so much. That inspired us quite a lot. There were times when I worked with [composer] Alexandre Desplat on ...
We've already written about how much care and love was put into their Blu-ray releases of films by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and others; now they're bringing back their other gift to fans of Studio Ghibli, by filling most of the rest of the year with Ghibli Fest 2018, a chance to see these movies on the big ...
The 90-second short, titled "Only Slightly Exaggerated," is a dream-scene of children riding enormous bunnies through technicolor tulip fields, comet critters dancing through Crater Lake and humpback whales swimming dreamily in the sky. It's pretty freaking magical. And notably unconventional--which ...
The U.S. is such a large country, full of so many historic sites and picturesque nature, that state tourism divisions often have to work hard to entice people to visit their beautiful state over the others. States like Michigan and North Dakota use celebrity endorsements (Tim Allen and Josh Duhamel, ...
Japanese actor Nomura was brought on as a fourth screenwriter and helped Anderson and his friends get the atmosphere of Japan just right. The director was also guided by his love for Japanese animation, especially Hayao Miyazaki. "I really got interested in Japanese animation in the time before I did ...
Lifestyle. Miyazaki Movie Club set to meet .... Hayao Miyazaki fans of all ages may take part in a new club to be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St. Each month, the club will watch and discuss a feature film that he's written and directed. Attendees will receive a collectible pin at ...

This April, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform music from Hayao Miyazaki films including Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Oscar-winning Spirited Away. With scenes from the movies playing on the giant screen at Hamer Hall, the music will be conducted by ...
music from Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's beloved Japanese animated films will soon be performed live by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall. Making the event particularly special, Miyazaki's 30-plus year collaborator and composer Joe Hisaishi will be there in person to conduct the MSO. This will ...
While we (im)patiently await the rumored return of Hayao Miyazaki from semi-retirement, the American Cinematheque will mount a generous, all-35mm tribute to the Japanese animation legend throughout the month at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The uninitiated would do well to test the waters with ...
However, Miyazaki is apparently coming out of retirement with a new film How Do You Guys Live?, and his son Goro Miyazaki is working on a feature as well through the studio. Even though Studio Ghibli doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon, Miyazaki's initial plans for retirement and the ...
For nearly 30 years Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli was the art form's gold standard, churning out classics like Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Princess Mononoke (1997) Spirited Away (2001) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004). But when director and Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki announced his ...
Miyazaki - A 75-year-old man was given a six-year prison term Friday over a 2015 car accident in which he struck and killed two people and injured four others on a sidewalk in the city of Miyazaki. The Miyazaki District Court found Mitsugi Kawauchi guilty of negligent driving leading to injury or death, but ...
When anime director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The secret World of Arrietty, When Marnie Was There) joined up with fellow Studio Ghibli veteran Yoshiaki Nishimura to create Studio Ponoc in 2015, they kept their mentor, Hayao Miyazaki, at the forefront of their minds. After all, Yonebayashi's Mary and the ...
Imagine Walt Disney announced he was shutting down his animation studio immediately after releasing Sleeping Beauty and you'll have some sense of the grief that animation fans suffered when they heard that Hayao Miyazaki was hanging up his brush and Japan's vaunted Studio Ghibli might vanish ...
A brand-new short film by anime director Hayao Miyazaki is scheduled to screen in Japan this March. "Boro the Caterpillar" will begin showing on March 21 at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, which showcases the animated works of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli and where the new 14-minute short will join a ...
Studio Ghibli maestro Hayao Miyazaki may have announced his retirement a while back, but he clearly couldn't stay out of work for long, because his next film is net to premiere in just two months. Boro the Caterpillar (which is known as Kemushi no Boro in its native Japanese) will screen at the Ghibli ...
If you are in dire need of more Hayao Miyazaki, then your patience will be rewarded soon. The folks at Studio Ghibli just confirmed when the director's next project will drop, and it is sooner than you might expect. Over on twitter, the page for the Ghibli Museum announced Miyazaki's new short film will debut ...
The official website for Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, announced today on January 9 that Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar was completed and that the 14-minute 20-second film would be screened at its Doseiza (Saturn) Theater from March 21. This is the 10th ...
Hayao Miyazaki, a stalwart in Japanese animation filmmaking, is all set to debut his short film Kemushi No Boro (Boro the Catterpillar) at the Ghibli Museum on March 21. The anime comes five years after Miyazaki's last offering, the 2013 full-length anime feature The Wind Rises. According to the Ghibli ...
Fans of the Dark Souls series were slightly concerned by Miyazaki's efforts in both games, fearing that the quality of Dark Souls 3 would be affected by his split focus. Since Bloodborne's release Miyazaki still hasn't put his full-focus on Dark Souls 3, he is still directing both the Bloodborne DLC and Dark ...
July came and went without the debut of Hayao Miyazaki's new Ghibli Museum animated short. Now, Studio Ghibli says the short will arrive sometime in 2018. During the "Studio Ghibli Dai Hakurankai" event earlier this month (via Anime News Network,) Studio Ghibli chairperson Koji Hoshino revealed that ...
With the release of Star wars' latest film, fans from around the world are buzzing about the franchise. The eighth Star Wars episode brings audiences back into contact with Rey and her quest to Take Down the First Order. However, anime fans are still ogling Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After all, the trilogy ...
If you're anything like us, you were introduced to Japanese anime through the adorable character designs and weighty themes of director Hayao Miyazaki's animated films. Often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan, Miyazaki's production company Studio Ghibli is responsible for some of the most iconic ...
Countries like Japan and France--which both have grand comic book traditions--still create gorgeously hand-drawn films, with the most popular imports being the breathtaking fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. If you loved those films with their exquisite art and more ...
According to THR, Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki is working on his own feature, details of which are being kept tightly under wraps, save for the fact that it will feature CG animation. Goro has previously directed Tales from Earthsea and From Up on a Poppy Hill, along with the anime series Ronja, the ...
Countries like Japan and France--which both have grand comic book traditions--still create gorgeously hand-drawn films, with the most popular imports being the breathtaking fantasies of Hayao Miyazaki like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. If you loved those films with their exquisite art and more ...
Studio Ghibli reopened its doors earlier this year as Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement to work on his new film Kimitachi wa do Ikiru ka (How Do You Guys Live?), but it seems that isn't the only project in the works at the celebrated anime studio. According to THR, Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki is ...
Among animation studios, Japan's Studio Ghibli enjoys a global reputation second only to that of Pixar--a credit to its artistry, considering that the home base of Isao Takahata (The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, Grave Of The Fireflies) and the legendary Hayao Miyazaki has released only 20 animated features ...
It's been a few years since fans have seen anything new from Hayao Miyazaki, but the famed artist intends to change that soon enough. Earlier this year, Studio Ghibli confirmed the award-winning director had left retirement to pursue a brand-new movie. And, now, the company has shed new details about ...
Iconic Japanese toon shop Studio Ghibli has confirmed that both Goro Miyazaki and his father Hayao Miyazaki are currently working on new feature film projects. Producer and studio co-founder Toshio Suzuki announced that the younger Miyazaki is crafting a CG-animated project, while pops returns to ...
The Japanese anime house appears to be fully back in the feature business with films from Miyazaki junior and senior both in the works. Studio Ghibli has confirmed Goro Miyazaki, son of Hayao, is also working on a feature film, following the management shuffle at the legendary anime house announced ...
As the final film in GKIDS' Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, Hayao Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" (2004) will be screened at selected theaters ...
Fans of Japanese animation classics like Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away shouldn't miss the Enzian Theater's screening of another ...
Local food joint R. House was bustling this past Saturday as community members young and old came out for the Spirited Away Harvest ...
The culinary creations derived from several Hayao Miyazaki films are incredibly easy to make and look very tasty. In fact a few of them might be ...
The sheer variety of director Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films makes it easy to understand what the auteur cares about, mostly because no ...
Disney was the source of Hayao Miyazaki movies on home video for a ... commonplace in Hayao Miyazaki's films, and Howl's Moving Castle fits ...
Legendary Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki recently announced the title of his next project while at the opening of the Natsume ...
Japanese anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, 76, who has come out of retirement again, unveiled the title of his next feature at the opening of the ...


 

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