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Bubble Trailer: The Laws Of Gravity No Longer Apply In This Netflix Anime

Anime all-stars are teaming up to tell a story you didn't know you needed in your life. I could try to put the plot of Netflix's new anime movie "Bubble" into my own words, but it couldn't compare to the incredible explanation offered by screenwriter Gen Urobuchi, who says, "I thought about playing around with a typical mermaid story: Instead of a girl ending up as bubbles after falling in love, why not have a bubble fall in love and transform into a girl?""Bubble" offers a rare glimpse into an ...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Trailers, Tokyo, UTA, Hayao Miyazaki, Madoka Magica, Araki, Makoto Shinkai, Takeshi Obata, Hibiki, Tetsuro Araki, Gen Urobuchi, Urobuchi, Hiroyuki Sawano Promare

The Girl From The Ring's Hiding In Your TV And You Missed It

2002's "The Ring" rocked audiences everywhere with its terrifying premise of a cursed videotape promising that, after seven days, a little girl with black hair covering her face would crawl out of a well, through your television set, and kill whoever watched it. Based on the 1998 Japanese film, "Ringu," the little girl from "The Ring" went by the name Samara and was played by child actor Daveigh Chase. Samara's appearance is inspired by the Japanese yūrei, a ghastly entity seen in Japanese art a...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Chase, Samantha, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Lilo, Elizabeth, Samara, Billy Crystal, Daniel Day Lewis, Betsy, Ohana, Donnie Darko, Donnie

Movies Like Howl's Moving Castle That Are Definitely Worth Watching

Studio Ghibli and its founder and main director, Hayao Miyazaki, are known for producing whimsical animated films, and 2004's "Howl's Moving Castle" is one of their best. The film follows Sophie, a young hat maker who has a chance encounter with the wizard Howl, a mysterious and enchanting figure. This draws the attention of the Witch of the Waste, who fancies Howl. She curses Sophie, who turns into a 90-year-old crone. Leaving everything behind to try and break the enchantment, Sophie tracks do...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, France, New York City, Roald Dahl, Disney, Fox, Canada, United States, Italy, Tokyo, Alec Baldwin, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 12/1/21

20 years on, a self-proclaimed Enid looks back at Ghost World Feeling compassion for your younger self—and nostalgia for '90s thrift stores Katie Rife December 1 2021   Exhibit Review - Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles   reviewed by Mike Rhode International Journal of Comic Art blog December 1, 202...
Tags: Comics, Hayao Miyazaki, Katie, Enid, Tony Kushner, Hanya Yanagihara, Mike Rhode, Comics Research Bibliography, Heidi MacDonald, Gil Roth, Kikuo Johnson, Sophie Yanow, Edward Sorel, Mike Rhode International Journal of Comic Art, Dorothy Woodend, Emily Carrington

How Pixar’s ‘Luca’ Was Inspired By Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Playful’ Style

“Luca” fulfills Pixar’s mandate of expanding its boundaries. The animated film, directed by Enrico Casarosa, is set in Italy, but the storytelling is influenced by Japanese films, especially the works of Hayao Miyazaki: subtle, beautiful and moving. It’s a strong Oscar contender for best animated film. Casarosa was born in Milan and raised there in […]
Tags: Milan, News, Awards, Italy, Oscar, Pixar, Hayao Miyazaki, Luca, Enrico Casarosa, Grays-gold, Casarosa

Hayao Miyazaki's Next Film, How Do You Live, Is A 'Grand Animated Fantasy'

There are so few constants in life, but if there's anything we can count on, it's Hayao Miyazaki refusing to retire. The legendary filmmaker has once again confirmed his plans to emerge from retirement for one final feature film. First announced back in 2017, "How Do You Live?" is inspired by the 1937 Yoshino Genzaburō novel of the same name. It's not a direct adaptation; rather, the book exists in the film as something that is very important to the young protagonist. A coming-of-age drama about...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Suzuki, Toshio Suzuki, New York Times T Magazine, Goro Miyazaki, Hoai Tran Bui, Yoshino Genzaburō, Hayao Miyakazi, Suzuki Miyazaki

Japan’s Grand Old Man Of Anime Is Making One Last Film

Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli said in 2013 that he was retiring. Now, aged 80, he’s back at work, the film titled How Do You Live? “I am making this movie,” he says “because I do not have the answer.” – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, Japan, Media, Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/23/2021

I could briefly add to the Facebook page, but... then I couldn't. So here's yesterday's and early today's citations, some of which are duplicates of what appeared on FB. INTERVIEW: Matt Kindt on bringing witches, serial killers, and war to APACHE DELIVERY SERVICE What's war without its monsters? Ricardo Serrano Denis 11/23/2021 ...
Tags: Comics, Disney, Netflix, New Yorker, Hayao Miyazaki, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Lascaux, Barajas, Alex Raymond, Blas, Michael O Connell, Anta, David Harper, Mike Rhode, Terry Blas

Kaylee Dugan's Favorite Movies Of All Time

Hello /Film friends! I don't know what made you click on this article but I'm simultaneously glad you did and I'm also terrified you'll find a way to bully me online. This might sound ridiculous, but even though I've been writing about movies (and food, art, music and all other sorts of cultural joys) for almost a decade, I still have to imagine the internet as a black void where no one can actually read my content. What can I say, I'm fun to have at parties.Even though the internet is listicles...
Tags: England, Movies, Maryland, Jack Nicholson, La, Orson Welles, Rochester, Marissa, Cher, Jim Jarmusch, Anna Wintour, Detroit, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Tom Hiddleston, Nicolas Cage

Engineer Pitches Motorized Howl’s Moving Castle to LEGO

An incredibly talented fan of Studio Ghibli created a LEGO construct based around the titular castle of Howl’s Moving Castle, and is currently pitching it to LEGO in the hopes of making it an official set for customers to purchase and build. Hopefully it can come pre-made, because it’s evident that actual magic may be […]
Tags: International, Lego, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Image Gallery, Anime Goods

Interview: Frank Welker Talks Curious George, Being ‘Old and Lucky’

Curious George Season 14 and the film Curious George: Cape Ahoy is currently streaming on Peacock. As a result, ComingSoon was able to catch up with the legendary voice actor Frank Welker about the role, getting to voice so many animals, and his work on the English dub of the beloved anime film My Neighbor Totoro. Tyler Treese: You’ve voiced Curious George for 15 years at this point. Has your approach changed any during this time span? Frank Welker: No not really. I might be a little more facile...
Tags: Family, TV, Movies, Interview, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Hayao Miyazaki, George, Totoro, Peacock, ComingSoon, Curious George, Movie News, Frank Welker, My Neighbor Totoro

If You Want To Prep For Dune, Watch Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind

A desert planet. A prophesied messiah. A tyrannical empire. Giant bugs.You may think I'm describing "Dune," the new sci-fi epic directed by Denis Villeneuve. Or your mind might even go to "Star Wars," itself a beloved sci-fi saga inspired by the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. But the above also applies to "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," the masterful 1984 animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.Set in a future post-apocalyptic world where a devastating war has reduced the Earth ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Earth, Ursula K Le Guin, David Lynch, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, PAUL, Valley, Paul Atreides, J R R Tolkien, Villeneuve, Herbert

Studio Ghibli's Earwig And The Witch Is Now Coming To Netflix – In Select Territories

Netflix is soon to be the international home of the newest film from Studio Ghibli, "Earwig and the Witch." As part of a new deal that excludes the United States and Japan, Netflix will distribute "Earwig and the Witch'' to countries all over the world. This is a massive get for Netflix, considering Ghibli's deal with HBO Max marked the Japanese animated juggernaut's first ever deal allowing the films to reach larger audiences easier than ever before. Since 2020, 21 Studio Ghibli films have been...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, US, Netflix, Canada, United States, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, Totoro, Mononoke, Ghibli, GKids, Goro Miyazaki

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 30-Oct. 7

  Tickets go on sale to the public on Oct. 1 for “Carved” at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. The walk-through event with hundreds of hand carved pumpkins and other installations runs Oct. 11-31. In the photo, taken on October 24, 2019, what do you see first? (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 30-Oct. 7.   EVENTS   Harvest Festival, Original Art & Craf...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Food, Halloween, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is ready for the spotlight

As a city, Los Angeles has been defined in large part by the movie industry, which has been anchored here for more than a century telling stories of romance, adventure, comedy, horror and beyond through films. But there has never been a place in the city where the story of the film industry itself, its cinematic history and impact on the world was told in one place, until the completion of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which opens Sept. 30. “It matters for Los Angeles to have this f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Tom Hanks, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, North America, Academy, Hayao Miyazaki, Don Cheadle, Northwest

Go inside the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles

The long-awaited Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally is finally ready to be Los Angeles’ main feature, opening to the public on Sept. 30. “Los Angeles, the film community, the Academy, we’ve wanted to build a museum devoted to movie making for a century. There have been a lot of twists and turns but I am thrilled that this is the moment when we’re opening the museum, it’s been worth it,” said Bill Kramer, director and president of the Academy Museum, as he stood in the museum’s Sidney Poit...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Russell Crowe, John, Quentin Tarantino, North America, Pixar, Bruce Lee, Academy, Saban, Hayao Miyazaki

10 cool things you’ll see at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Since 1927, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts has been collecting film related items that span film history. And now, about 1,200 of these items, as well as others recently acquired or on loan, have found a home at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. The seven-story, 300,000-square-foot museum, located on Miracle Mile, aims to explore the history, art, science, artists and social impact of movie making “We are telling multifaceted stories here, not just one kind of hi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Oscar, James Bond, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, North America, Ridley Scott, Dorothy, Alfred Hitchcock, Hayao Miyazaki

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 23-30

  Mayuka Yamamoto’s “Little Dog” oil painting is part of her exhibit “Monochrome, Apples and Animals,” Sept. 25 to Oct. 30 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 23-30.   EVENTS   Maiden Family Fun Night and Fundraiser: Family-friendly outdoors event with bingo, dinner, music by David Brookings, children’s craft station and vendors,...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Events, Halloween, Health, Local History, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Star Wars: Visions Review: I’ve Got a Good Feeling About This Anime

It’s time to return to a galaxy far, far away. Amid the ongoing Marvel animated anthology series, What If…?, it is time for Star Wars to enter the genre with Star Wars: Visions, an animated anthology set in a world of lightsaber battles, kyber crystals, and a consistent bad feeling about this. The modern era of Star Wars has been polarizing, with fans generally divided on the quality of the sequel trilogy. Some have criticized the franchise for going down a very safe route (minus The Last Jedi),...
Tags: Star Wars, TV, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Akira Kurosawa, Anime, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Hayao Miyazaki, Lucas, ComingSoon, TV Reviews, Disney TV

Why Star Wars Visions Isn't Canon ⁠— And Why Some Of It Should Be

"Star Wars: Visions" is the new animated series from Lucasfilm on Disney+. As an experiment in storytelling, Lucasfilm commissioned nine animated short films from seven different animation studios in Japan. Instead of shackling them to the "Star Wars" canon, Lucasfilm instead had them reimagine the stories of "Star Wars" through their own unique, cultural lenses. This freedom allowed the studios to create stories ranging from punk rock operas and Pinocchio stories about droids who want to be Jed...
Tags: Star Wars, Japan, Television, Movies, Lucasfilm, Twins, Jay, Hayao Miyazaki, Canon, Kurosawa, Dan, Jedi, Katsuhiro Otomo, Sith, Akakiri, Ninth Jedi

The Day I Bought A Star – Naohisa Inoue Picture Book Review

The Day I Bought A Star ( Hoshi o Katta Hi / 星をかった日 / 2006 ) is a children’s book written and illustrated by long time Ghibli collaborator/artist Naohisa Inoue (井上直久), who also worked with Hayao Miyazaki on the animated film Whisper of the Heart (1995). Set in the quasi fantasy/sci-fi world of Iblard, a recurring universe often featured in many of Inoue’s art work, a young boy named Nona purchases a planet seedling at a market from a group of trader dwarves. Unable to pay for the seedling i...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Book Reviews, Children's Book, Illustration, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Howl, Nona, Amazon Japan, Picture Book, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli

Tom Hanks And Laura Dern Will Invite You Into The New Academy Museum In TV Special

After many years of hype, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is just about to open in Los Angeles. To celebrate, ABC will be running a special that takes us inside the museum and give us an up-close look at props, costumes, and other historical cinematic artifacts, and our tour guides will be pretty spectacular, too. Tom Hanks and Laura Dern (who also happen to be on the Academy's board of directors) will host the special and they won't be alone. A Star-Studded Supporting Cast Basking in the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Abc, La, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Laura Dern, Academy, Hayao Miyazaki, Northwest, Diane Warren, Bruce, Planet Hollywood, Hanks

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to Pompo the Cinephile Film

GKIDS announced on Thursday that it has acquired all North American distribution rights for the upcoming Pompo the Cinephile, an anime film based on the manga series by Shogo Sugitani. RELATED: Hayao Miyazaki’s Future Boy Conan Gets Blu-ray Set from GKIDS The company also announced that it would be releasing Pompo the Cinephile theatrically in both its original Japanese language and an all-new, English dubbed version early next year. The film is directed by Takayuki Hirao and produced by CLAP, a...
Tags: Movies, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Gene, Brando, Movie News, GKids, David Jesteadt, Takayuki Hirao, Conan Gets Blu, Pompo the Cinephile, Pompo, Shogo Sugitani, Nyallywood, Martin Braddock

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 16-23

  Kelly Berg’s “Ring of Fire,” acrylic on canvas, 2016, is part of the “Environmental Reflections: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation” art exhibit through Dec. 5 at Pepperdine University in Malibu. (Photo courtesy of Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art/Pepperdine University)   Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Sept. 16-23.   EVENTS   Mystic Universe at Wisdome LA Immersive Art Park: Immersive art ...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Charity, Comedy, Dining, Environment, Events, Halloween, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley

15 Anime To Watch Before Watching Star Wars: Visions

The "Star Wars: Visions" anthology is a much-hyped Disney+ release for animation fans who are hungry to experience Star Wars in a different way. George Lucas' galaxy far, far has always paid homage to Japanese cinema, particularly the films of Akira Kurosawa films. Now, under Lucasfilm's guidance, "Visions" opens the door to artists who specialize in Japanese animation, allowing them to tell new stories in the Star Wars universe unbounded by restrictive canon, re-mythologizing the Force and its ...
Tags: Japan, Heavy Metal, Television, Movies, White House, Disney, Netflix, Akira Kurosawa, Mamoru Oshii, Little Mermaid, Ursula, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Hulu, Shell, George Lucas

The 12 Best Film Composers Of All Time

There's more to a film score than an opening theme, though many of the more recognizable composers got to where they are by writing the theme to a beloved franchise. Film scores set the mood. They create an environment. As far as post-production goes, music is as important as editing when it comes to tone and pacing. Sometime you don't even notice the score in the background of a film, and that's powerful too. There's a reason that a lot of people like listening to film scores while working. It'...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Tibet, Movies, Tim Burton, Disney, Williams, Broadway, Harry Potter, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve McQueen, Khan, Kristen Stewart, James Cameron, Ang Lee

Kate Director Explains Tokyo Ghoul Cameo in Netflix Action Pic

Anime fans were surprised to see scenes from Tokyo Ghoul playing on the side of a building in Netflix’s action flick Kate. According to director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, it’s not only a tribute to the show, but it’s meant to convey similarities between Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s character and the Tokyo Ghoul protagonist. THEY FEATURED TOKYO GHOUL IN THE NEW MOVIE KATE, I FEEL SO PROUD#anitwt #KateNetflix #tokyoghoul — ri, (@ririfuyu) September 11, 2021 “I wanted to f...
Tags: Movies, France, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Tokyo, Woody Harrelson, Anime, Kate, Hayao Miyazaki, Cedric Nicolas Troyan, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nicolas Troyan, Tokyo Ghoul

Kate Director Reveals The Anime That Influenced His 'Rock And Roll' Action Movie [Interview]

Netflix's "Kate" doesn't hide its influences -- it wears them loudly and proudly. For director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, those references aren't the films the trailer suggests. It's certainly no "Crank" or an excellent old-school noir, "D.O.A.," but was inspired by the anime Nicolas-Troyan consumed as a kid in France, long before his days as a soldier and visual effects supervisor.Nicolas-Troyan worked on "One Hour Photo," "The Ring," and "The Weatherman" before he finally took a seat in the direct...
Tags: Japan, Movies, News, France, Netflix, Tokyo, Mamoru Oshii, Kate, Hayao Miyazaki, Yakuza, Osaka, Mary, Ripley, Ani, Akira, Cedric Nicolas Troyan

Interview: Kate Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Talks Woody Harrelson, Anime’s Influence

Netflix’s highly anticipated action film Kate is out September 10. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the titular role, the film also features Woody Harrelson, Miku Patricia Martineau, and Miyavi. The film is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who ComingSoon was able to chat with ahead of the film’s release. “Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game,” says the official synopsis of Kate. “But when she uncharacterist...
Tags: Movies, Interview, France, Netflix, Tokyo, Angelina Jolie, Woody Harrelson, Anime, Kate, Miyavi, Hayao Miyazaki, Lawrence, Woody, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Movie News, Ryusuke Sakamoto

The 17 Best Kids Movies That Adults Will Also Love

Whether you're a parent/guardian, teacher, babysitter, or in charge of entertaining young children for whatever reason, choosing a kids movie can be an arduous task. You don't want to be talked down to by a cartoon animal with a voice pitched so high it gives you a tension headache -- and frankly, kids don't deserve that either! Here are some movies for kids that adults can actually enjoy and love. You know, the G and PG-rated movies that don't make you feel desperate for adult conversation. (Or...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Disney, Pink Floyd, Muppets, Paddington, Wes Anderson, Jane Austen, Harry Potter, Bird, Holland, Christopher Walken, Lee Evans