‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Howl’s Moving Castle,’ and more Studio Ghibli classics will be returning to the big screen for a summer movie fest hosted by GKIDS and Fathom Events. Continue reading
Much like Willy Wonka, opening his chocolate factory to five golden ticket claimers, Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away; Howl’s Moving Castle; Princess Mononoke) has given audiences an in-depth look within the halls of Studio Ghibli in the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. Offering incredible insights into one of the most celebrated animation studios in the world, fans will be overjoyed to see not only the animation process, but also gain a unique perspective of Miyazaki himself. Continue reading
Even without a Pixar release this year, 2014 has been a great for animation fans. We have been graced with the likes of The LEGO Movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Ernest & Celestine, and The Boxtrolls, just to name a few. GKIDS, one of the leading distributors of Japanese anime to North American audiences, is set to release three new gems on November 11, Patema Inverted, Welcome to the Space Show, and Nocturna. Learn more after the break.
Amongst the news of Studio Ghibli going on a hiatus, we are greeted by a charming first trailer for their upcoming feature The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. With this next project, Studio Ghibli seems to be taking a page from Disney in terms of a story being derived from a known fairytale. Princess Kaguya is directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Get your first glimpse after the jump. Continue reading