Tag: Studio Ghibli

Has Studio Ghibli Made Its Last Film?

August 4, 20140 Comments

Studio Ghibli, home to retired Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, may shut its animation-production facilities because of the challenges of financing new features, according to an interview from an unnamed company insider posted on Japanese news sites. The studio’s future has been cloudy after the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, the 73-year-old director/animator whose Spirited Away won the 2003 Oscar […]

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First Trailer For Live-Action “Kiki’s Delivery Service”

December 10, 2013

Here’s the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE based on Kadono’s first two volumes. The 1989 anime from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli only covered the first. There are six collected volumes in total that chronicle the tales of Kiki and her black cat Jiji so it seems likely that if the first film […]

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“Spirited Away” And “Ponyo” Director Retires; “The Wind Rises” To Be Last Movie

September 2, 2013

A long time ago, Oscar-winning Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki said he’d stop making movies after 1997’s Princess Mononoke. Luckily for anime fans he went on to make such pictures as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and Miyazaki has announced his retirement. In Venice, […]

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