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Re-VIEW: The Fabulous Journey of ‘Luca’

Enrico Casarosa’s heartwarming story of a shy young sea monster, whose insatiable curiosity helps him discover the magic in the everyday, is as complex as the ocean is deep.

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Netflix’s ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Debuts June 24

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 4:15pm

New original ‘Godzilla’ anime series from bones and Orange combines hand-drawn and CG animation to tell the story of a grad student and an engineer brought together by a mysterious song to lead the fight against an unimaginable force.

Can Humanity and Robots Coexist? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Eden’ Marries 2D and 3D in a Powerful Picture of Parental Love

Premiering today, Justin Leach’s new series, Netflix’s first original anime, explores the idea of robots showing the compassion needed to raise a child found alive in a post-apocalyptic world without humans.

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Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

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Is a Studio Ghibli and Pixar Crossover Project in the Works?

The beloved studio responsible for ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and ‘Ponyo,’ home to iconic Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, recently posted an image on Twitter featuring Totoro with iconic characters from the Pixar Universe.

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Netflix and WIT Studio Partner Up for Anime Scholarship

Aspiring anime artists may apply to the WIT Animator Academy, a six-month program at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo developed and taught in part by Studio Ghibli vet Hitomi Tateno.

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GKIDS Launches Official English-language Studio Ghibli Social Media Channels

Deal with the award-winning Studio Ghibli marks an extension of long-term partnership; US based distributer already handles famed animation studio’s North America theatrical and home video rights.

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Watch: Opening Scene of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

The famed Japanese animation studio recently took to Twitter to debut the opening 2 ½ minutes of their upcoming 3D/CG animated movie, directed by Goro Miyazaki and featuring the voice of Kacey Musgraves.

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Tickets on Sale for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and The Witch’ in U.S. Theaters February 3

Fathom Event screenings will feature special interviews with director Goro Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki; studio’s first entirely 3D/CG animated film also begins streaming February 5 on HBO Max.

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Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’ and ‘Whisper of the Heart’ SteelBook Release Set

‘Spirited Away;’ ‘Castle in the Sky;’ ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service;’ ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind;’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro;’ and others.

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GKIDS Drops English Dub Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Grammy Award winner Kacey Musgraves sings the English language version of the film’s theme song, ‘Don’t Disturb Me.’

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Fans Already Disgruntled with Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

The first 3D/CG offering from the famed Japanese animation studio is already making waves, with many claiming it looks low budget and of dated quality.

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Go Go Gojira: Original ‘Godzilla Singular Point’ Anime Series Heading to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:51pm

Coming to the streaming giant in 2021, show features a brand-new story and cast, and is being produced by bones (‘My Hero Academy’) and Orange (‘Beastars’).

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases 400 Free Movie Images

The famed Japanese studio home of venerated director Hayao Miyazaki has posted online a set of 50 high resolution stills from eight of their beloved films, most notably ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Spirited Away,’ with more to come, for fans to use ‘freely within the scope of common sense.’

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Miyazaki Exhibition to Open New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:09pm

More than 300 works have been curated into seven gallery sections that explore each of the legendary, Oscar-winning director’s films; the museum is scheduled to open April 30, 2021. 

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WATCH: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Shares His Favorite Films

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:39pm

Famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s producing partner reveals the studio’s future plans as well as his most memorable Ghibli film moments.

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Netflix Signs Deal to Stream Studio Ghibli Library Outside North America and Japan

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:57am

The famed studio’s classic animated tales like Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ will soon stream worldwide for the very first time.

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‘Mei and the Kittenbus,’ the Cutest Miyazaki Sequel No One Has Ever Seen

The obscure, delightful animated short film sequel to ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ released in 2002, chronicles the adventures of a small girl and her mystical feline vehicle friend. 

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‘Rick & Morty’ Will Stream on HBO Max Starting May 2020

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 5:37pm

All three seasons of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hit animated series, currently streaming on Hulu, will join ‘South Park’ for next spring’s launch of WarnerMedia’s new steaming platform.

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‘Spirited Away’ Collector’s Edition Coming November 12

Limited edition Blu-ray, book and CD include original theatrical trailers, storyboards, TV spots, and a look behind the microphone during the making of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's seminal, Oscar-winning animated film.

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