There’s a long-standing urban legend that part of Princess Mononoke is really about leprosy. Now, the film’s creator, Hayao Miyazaki, confirmed that this was no legend. It’s a fact.
For film fans, simply hearing the name of the legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is a badge of honor. New film, old film, doesn’t matter. A Ghibli movie means quality and now one that’s never been released in the U.S. is coming with the voice of the new star of Star Wars.
The legendary Hayao Miyazaki has made his first-ever all CG work! It’s a 10-minute short film that will run at the Ghibli Museum in Japan, and apparently took him three years to make. Still, it’s nice to know he’s filling his time after retiring from animation... with more animation.
When Marnie Was There is quite possibly the final movie from Studio Ghibli, the source of wonderment for the past 30 years. And it’s not in the top tier of Ghibli movies, but it’s still pretty wonderful... and beautifully sad. Check out an exclusive clip, and read our review.
Studio Ghibli's last film for the foreseeable future was released last year in Japan. And now GKids has the US trailer for When Marnie Was There. It's exactly what you'd expect and fairly wonderful.
A few years ago, a crack team of Japanese animators who had worked on the likes of Studio Ghibli films and Neon Genesis Evangelion created A Giant God Warrior Descends On Tokyo, a short that just happens to technically be the first live-action Ghibli film. And now, the eponymous God Warrior is an amazing Figma figure!
Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best.
Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees.
Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and writer/director of Spirited Away, said in a recent interview he plans to "to continue making anime until I die." So what is he working on?
Animation has seldom felt so alive and expressive as it does in Princess Kaguya, the latest movie from Studio Ghibli. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki will find this movie delightful, but it's unlike any other Ghibli movie I've seen. This is something truly, heartbreakingly special. See it in theaters. You'll be glad you did.
Every scrap of footage from Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya makes me want a US release yesterday. Now we've got the full English-language trailer, and it is another beauty.
Fox's Animation Domination HD is probably best-known for their terrifying, disgusting "Scientifically Accurate" cartoons. But upon the news that Ghibli may cease production, the animators created this genuinely poignant goodbye to the anime studio that gave us Spirited Away, Totoro and more.
And it's the most beautiful thing you will watch all day, assuming you don't run into a group of swans making tender love under a rainbow or something. The Tale of Princess Kaguya's limited theatrical release begins on October 17th.
Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki recently said that his studio's demise was "inevitable." Today, there are quotes from Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki that are causing people to freak out, believing that the beloved animation house has decided to stop making films. People, stop freaking out. For now.
Studio Ghibli's first foray into television will begin this fall with Ronia the Robber's Daughter, an animated series based on the children's book of the same name. Here's the first footage from the series (it looks like an intro sequence), which began airing this weekend.
Miyazaki Hayao may have retired from filmmaking, but Studio Ghibli is still bringing us beautiful fare. The trailer for their upcoming supernatural story When Marnie Was There is packed with lovely landscapes and hints at the friendship at the heart of the film.
This is Takeda Castle. It's located in Hyogo Prefecture. In the sky.
Characters and concepts from Studio Ghibli's films dance around this portrait of a smiling Hayao Miyazaki. Somehow it makes perfect sense to see cats in his mustache and dragons in his beard.
Do you have three minutes? Do you like beauty? Then I highly recommend to take some time to watch this new, lengthy trailer for Studio Ghibli's new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) directed this gorgeous movie based on the classic Japanese legend The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.