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Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and Director Isao Takahata Dies at 82

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata died at a Tokyo hospital on Thursday of lung cancer.

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Back in the Day, Studio Ghibli Stood up to Harvey Weinstein … With a Samurai Sword

Harvey Weinstein wasn't just allegedly a notorious and serial sexual harasser and assaulter, he was also allegedly a general bully with many of his colleagues. However, when it came to the American fate of Princess Mononoke, Studio Ghibli was not having it.

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The Quiet Dynamism of Studio Ghibli and Ponoc Animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Channel Criswell who also created the great video essay "Hayao Miyazaki - The Essence of Humanity" shared a new video on the works of Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

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Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Hayao Miyazaki Turns 77 Today


Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist, who has been often called the "Walt Disney of Japan" has turned 77 this year.

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Things We Saw Today: Rose McGowan Releasing a Memoir Called ‘Brave’ & We Can Not F-ing Wait!

Rose McGowan releasing a new book, Krypton casts a major villain, and the Academy is deciding if Casey Affleck will present Best Actress at the Oscars.

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Hayao Miyazaki Announces the Title of His New Feature, and We’re Already Crying

It takes its title from a 1937 book by Genzaburo Yoshino, a journalist who "served as the chief editor of Sekai (The world), a progressive monthly magazine, for many years and was an opinion leader in postwar Japan."

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This Teenaged Kiki’s Delivery Service Unleashed a Flood of Emotions Within Me

While Hayao Mizayaki's classic Kiki's Delivery Service left little to be desired, the characters are so beloved that this non-Studio Ghibli ad from Cup Noodle about a teenaged Kiki and Tombo unlocked a flood of emotion within me, and no you're crying over a Cup Noodle ad.

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All Aboard the Catbus! Studio Ghibli Is Opening a Theme Park

Producer Toshio Suzuki just announced today that the studio will be getting its own theme park in Nagoya, Japan.

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Short Film Shows How a Retired Hayao Miyazaki Discovered a New Creative Passion for CGI

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is a short film about the Studio Ghibli animator discovering a new passion for CGI to make Boro the Caterpillar.

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Hayao Miyazaki Not Retired After All, Which Is Great News For Studio Ghibli Fans Everywhere

He just can't stay away from animation, and we're all grateful. It turns out that legendary anime director, Hayao Miyazaki, isn't retired after all. In fact, he's currently at work on a new feature-length animated film.

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First English Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Series Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter Promises Adventure in a Magical Forest

While the animation style is definitely different from the hand-drawn look we're used to from the Japanese studio, it's not hard to see many of Ghibli's themes in the trailer.

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Review: Studio Ghibli’s Ocean Waves Explores Adolescence and Its Messiness

4 out of 5 stars

There's heart and strength to Ocean Waves that comes across most in its quiet moments, pacing, and gorgeous illustrations of Kōchi and Tokyo.

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower Has Everything We Love About Ghibli Films Including Witches and Cats

Studio Ponoc starts off strong.

Studio Ponoc, the Japanese animation studio founded by former Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura with a number of former Ghibli animators, has their first feature set for Summer 2017.

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Studio Ghibli’s Unreleased Teenage Drama Film Ocean Waves Coming to Theaters

Studio Ghibli fans will soon get the opportunity to see Ocean Waves, a 1993 feature that was previously unreleased in the United States.

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Hayao Miyazaki Criticizes AI-Generated Zombie Clip as “Insult to Life Itself”

Miyazaki responded negatively when presented with an AI-generated CGI animation by Nobuo Kawakami, chairman of Dwango Aritficial Intelligence Laboratory and producer-in-training.

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Just When We Need It Most Princess Mononoke Returns to Theaters for Miyazaki’s Birthday and 20th Anniversary

In celebration of Hayao Miyazaki's birthday and the movie's 20th anniversary, fans will get an opportunity to watch the classic Princess Mononoke on the big screen nationwide.

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Studio Ghibli Kids’ Series Coming to Amazon With Gillian Anderson as Narrator

Ronja the Robber's Daughter, an animated series based on Swedish author Astrid Lindgren's fantasy series of the same name, is coming to Amazon set to the voice of Gillian Anderson.

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Zelda x Ghibli Film Trailer Imagines the Perfect Miyazaki-style Legend of Zelda Movie

Prepare your feels, kids.

When artist Matt Vince combined the Legend of Zelda and Hayao Miyazaki to promote movie posters he made, he unleashed a heartbreakingly tender nostalgia bomb the likes of which the world has never seen.

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Glider From Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Gets a Breathtaking Test-Flight

Artist Kazuhiko Hachiya and a team of engineers' OpenSky project has been working on building Nausicaä's glider since 2006, and this footage is from last month is kind of amazing.

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Studio Ghibli Producer Says Male Directors Are More Suited to Fantasy, Contradicts Most of Ghibli’s Stories

Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, who worked on films like Howl's Moving CastleThe Tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There recently spoke to The Guardian about Studio Ghibli, and one quote about the studio's lack of female directors has been making rounds on social media and different sites.

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