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On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ all vying for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

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Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

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Alibaba Pictures, Studio Ghibli Forge Strategic Partnership

After meeting on January 5, both studios have signed an agreement to co-develop involving ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ as well as an immersive exhibition of Hayao Miyazaki's numerous works. 

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Triumphant Return with ‘The Boy and the Heron’

Animation supervisor Takeshi Honda and GKIDS president Dave Jesteadt discuss the emotional impact of what may be the famed director’s final film, his first in 10 years, a semi-autobiographical fantasy set in World War II that embraces life, death, and creation, in tribute to friendship, releasing in U.S. theaters December 8.

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GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ English Trailer

The all-star English voice cast includes Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, and Willem Dafoe; Studio Ghibli’s latest film kicks off November 22 in LA and NY with special preview engagements, followed by nationwide U.S. and Canadian release in December.

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‘Chicken for Linda!’ Takes Grand Prize at AiF 2023

The 6th edition of Animation is Film announced winners for its 5-day festival that kicked off with Studio Ghibli’s just-released 'The Boy and The Heron,' directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and wrapped with director Sam Fell and Peter Lord presenting Aardman's upcoming film, ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget.’

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Is Hayao Miyazaki Making Another Film?

The famed Studio Ghibli co-founder and Oscar-winning director recently came out of retirement for one more film, ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ currently hitting theaters globally, but producer Toshio Suzuki claims the animation Midas won’t ever be done. 

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‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Verse,’ and ‘Trolls Band Together’ Directors Among SCAD Fest Speakers

Powerhouse helmers Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; Joaquim Dos Santos, Justin K. Thompson and Kemp Powers; Jeff Rowe; Walt Dohrn; and Peter Sohn to talk at upcoming ‘Top Animators Contenders’ panel at the 26th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival; event runs October 21-28.

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AIF 2023 Announces Line Up – Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ to Kick-Off

The 5-day festival opens October 18 with GKIDS’ presentation of the legendary filmmaker and Studio Ghibli’s new film at the Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; program includes special screenings, competitions, panels and premieres.

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GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Teaser

December North American release set for the highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director; premieres internationally tomorrow at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.

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Art Director Nizo Yamamoto Passes Away at 70

The acclaimed anime creative worked on many Studio Ghibli films, including ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and was known for his grand cloud vistas, called ‘Nizō-gumo’ or ‘Nizō Clouds.’

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First Images Revealed for Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’

The highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director hit Japanese theaters last month and will open in North America later this year.

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GKIDS Acquires Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ North America Distribution Rights

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker’s first feature in 10 years opens this weekend in Japan, will hit theaters in North America later this year.

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Suzuki Toshio Named Studio Ghibli President Amidst Misconduct Allegations

The studio co-founder has taken the reins from former president Hoshino Koji, who retired this week after alleging Suzuki misappropriated company funds.

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Has Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Toshio Suzuki Been Caught Misappropriating Funds?

CBR.com reports that company president Koji Hoshino will leave in June after admonishing Suzuki for spending studio money on his girlfriend going back to 2013.

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GKIDS Scores ‘SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage’ Distribution Rights

Directed and adapted by Tony Award-winner John Caird and filmed at the stage production’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, the movie featuring this live performance comes to theaters in Spring 2023.

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Studio Ghibli and LOEWE Partner for ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Collection

The final collaboration between the beloved animation studio and luxury designer will feature images and inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite creation.

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StudioCanal Sues Wild Bunch over Netflix’s Studio Ghibli Streaming Deal

French film production and distribution company claims the deal, which provided a catalogue of 21 films to the streaming giant, breached a prior VOD rights agreement between the two distributors.

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Famed Studio Ghibli Library Now Available for Digital Rental

GKIDS is making ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and other classic films available for download-to-rent in North America.

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40th Anniversary Screening of ‘The Last Unicorn’ Coming to The Academy Museum

Screenwriter/author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker be on hand for a Q&A at the David Geffen Theater showing of the classic 1982 animated fantasy.

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Academy Museum’s ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ Exhibition Concludes June 5

Companion ‘Hayao Miyazaki Encores’ film series showcases the director’s work where it is most impactful – on the big screen; catch the last 2 screenings - ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ on May 13 and ‘Ponyo’ on May 27 at the David Geffen Theater.

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Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 Returns to Theaters this Spring

The animation slate features classic films including the 20th anniversary screening of ‘The Cat Returns,’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Ponyo;’ tickets are now on sale for screenings through Fall 2022.

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