Hayao Miyazaki

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘When Marnie Was There’ is another beautiful gem from Studio Ghibli

Film: When Marnie Was There Starring: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura Directed By: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Based on Joan G. Robinson’s 1981 novel of the same name, When Marnie Was There is a beautifully affecting – and at times tragically depressive – animated feature from director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) and the iconic studio […]

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‘The Simpsons’ Pay Tribute To Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki

The world of anime is certainly not for everyone, but for those who appreciate this often underrated art form 2013 was a wild year. Studio Ghibli, which is pretty much the Disney of the anime world, said goodbye to filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki following the release of his wonderful (and gorgeous) final feature, The Wind Rises. […]


Studio Ghibli Releases New Trailer For ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’

Isao Takahata may not be as prolific of a director as fellow Ghibli animator/auteur, Hayao Miyazaki, but he certainly has some hits under his belt — namely his ultra-depressing (but ultimately beautiful) WWII-era piece, Grave Of The Fireflies. That very same year (1988) Miyazaki released his iconic My Neighbor Totoro, and here we are 25 […]

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Disney Picks Up Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ for US Distribution

For as long as I’ve enjoyed the works of Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and their team of animators at Studio Ghibli, the US distribution of their movies has been exclusively handled by Disney. This included releases in both theatrical (Ponyo, The Secret World Of Arrietty, etc.) and domestic (Princess Mononoke, Whisper of the Heart, etc.) aspects. This deal […]


Watch The Teaser Trailer For Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’

Anyone familiar with Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved animated filmography (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) were likely ecstatic to discover that he would be releasing his first full-length film since 2008’s Ponyo this year. While The Wind Rises may not feature his usual brand of whimsical fantasy and creatively magical characters, the short teaser […]