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Six Miyazaki Films Returning To Theaters As “Studio Ghibli Fest 2017”

Six Miyazaki Films Returning To Theaters As “Studio Ghibli Fest 2017”

Film distributors GKIDS and Fathom Events are teaming up to sponsor a limited theatrical screening movie festival for 6 classic Studio Ghibli animated films called "Studio Ghibli Fest 2017" which starts in June. Here’s the line-up for the "Studio Ghibli Fest 2017" "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988) - June 25 - 26  Two young girls, Satsuki and Mei, move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic...

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‘Your Name’ surpasses ‘Spirited Away’ to Become the Highest Grossing Anime Film of All Time

‘Your Name’ surpasses  ‘Spirited Away’ to Become the Highest Grossing Anime Film of All Time

Makoto Shinkai’s masterful anime film “Kimi no Na wa” (“Your Name”) is now the highest grossing anime film ever, dethroning Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away”, which held the record for 15 years. The runaway success film, “Kimi no Na Wa” is still currently shown in IMAX theaters in Japan. Just recently, it premiered in South Korea just this Jan 4. The anime movie opened in 555 screens throughout the country, which is a new record for a Japanese film. The first weekend of showing a total of 837,556 tickets have been sold in South Korea. Now an international success, “Kimi no Na Wa” is...

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A Ghibli-Produced TV Show Is Coming to Amazon Prime This Month

A Ghibli-Produced TV Show Is Coming to Amazon Prime This Month

Studio Ghibli / Polygon Amazon Studios has picked up the American rights to animated show Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter. Anime series co-produced by Studio Ghibli, directed by Goro Miyazaki and animated  by studio Polygoncomes. Based on the Astrid Lindgren book of the same name, Ronja is directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki. It’s the story of arobber’s daughter who becomes friend with a rival’s son, linking the two opposing ideologies. First time 26 episode animated series debuted in Japan in 2014 and now its finally coming to the U.S on January 27 via the Amazon streaming service.   Source: io9.gizmodo / theverge  

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Ocean Waves now in North America !

Ocean Waves now in North America !

GKIDS announced that after 23 years they are finally bringing Studio Ghibli's OCEAN WAVES to North America!   Rarely seen outside of Japan, Ocean Waves is a subtle, poignant and wonderfully detailed story of adolescence and teenage isolation. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude vacillates wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the...

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Studio Ghibli - Nisshin Commercial

Studio Ghibli - Nisshin Commercial

Studio Ghibli has produced a commercial to mark the 110th anniversary of Nisshin Seifun Group, a Japanese food and manufacturing conglomerate. Goro Miyazaki (Gedo Senki), the son of studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, storyboarded the commercial, and Ponyo animation director Katsuya Kondo oversaw the studio's first attempt to create an animation work entirely based on brush-pen calligraphy. The cat "Konyara" in the commercial is based on a kitten that Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki himself drew. (via ANN) 2010  2012 2015

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