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Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ is Becoming a Stage Production

Hayao Miyazaki‘s unparalleled 2001 anime classic Spirited Away is getting the stage play treatment. Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film (titled Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi in Japan) is being adapted into stage production by Toho, which aims to premiere the play in 2022. Toho Co., Ltd. announced that the first-ever theatrical production of Spirited Away will premiere in Tokyo in 2022. Tony and Olivier Award-winning director John Caird (Les Misérables, Nicholas Nickleby, Daddy Long Legs), wil...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Stage, Oscar, Adaptation, Caird, Tokyo, Toho, John, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Tony, Suzuki, Toshio Suzuki, Toho Co Ltd


Castle in the Sky robot looms over Seattle suburb

Honestly, why even buy a house if you're not going to do stuff like this? Designer Darrell Toland erected a giant sculpture of the robot from Hayao Miyazaki's animated film Castle in the Sky in his front yard in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Sculpture, Seattle, Hayao Miyazaki, Ballard, Castle in the Sky, Darrell Toland


De-Stress with 30 Minutes of Relaxing Visuals from Director Hayao Miyazaki

What does it mean to describe something as relaxing? Most of us would agree that a relaxing thing is one that quiets both mind and body. There’s scientific evidence to support the stress-relieving, restorative effects of spending time in nature. Even go-go-go city slickers with a hankering for excitement and adventure tend to understand the concept of “relaxing” as something slow-paced and surprise-free. HBO Max is touting its collection of animation master Hayao Miyazaki‘s films with 30...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Nature, Animation, Mars, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Kazuo Oga, Douglas Gordon, HBO Max


Akira Kurosawa Appears in a Rare Television & Tells Dick Cavett about His Love of Old Tokyo & His Samurai Lineage (1981)

There was a time in America when you could sit down in the evening, turn on a television talk show, and hear a conversation with Akira Kurosawa. That time was the early 1980s, and that talk show came hosted, of course, by Dick Cavett, to whom no cultural current — and indeed no culture — was too foreign for broadcast. With pictures like Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, and Throne of Blood, Kurosawa established himself in the 1950s as the most acclaimed Japanese auteur alive, with prominen...
Tags: Google, Japan, Television, Film, College, America, West, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, John Wayne, Dick Cavett, Seoul, George Lucas, Hayao Miyazaki, Hiroshima, Suntory


Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum Art Book Coming Soon ( Update )

*This post was first published on the 17th of November 2020. More information was updated/added on the 14th of February 2021. As expected, the book was extremely well received upon it’s release on the 16th of January and all copies were quickly sold out, leaving many Ghibli fans, especially those outside of Japan disappointed as they were unable to secure a copy. The publishers have since re-printed the book and it is in stock on Amazon Japan at the time of writing; do secure your copy as...
Tags: Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Concept Art, Amazon Japan, Mononoke, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Miyazaki Hayao, Ghibli Museum, Iwanami Shoten, Ghibli Studio


The Animations That Changed Cinema: The Groundbreaking Legacies of Prince Achmed, Akira, The Iron Giant & More

Animation is childish. So believe those who never watch animated films — but also, on another, deeper level, those who hold up animated films as the most complete form of cinema. Whatever our generation, most of us alive today grew up watching cartoons meant in every sense for children, and often artistically flimsy ones at that. But even on such a low-nutrition viewing regimen, we could now and again glimpse the vast possibilities of the form. Or perhaps it was just our imagination — bu...
Tags: Google, Japan, Hollywood, Film, College, Stephen King, Fox, Animation, Wes Anderson, Pixar, Seoul, Isao Takahata, Bond, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Brad Bird


The Film Scores of Studio Ghibli Performed by a Live Orchestra

In 2008, composer Joe Hisaishi conducted a 2-hour performance of music from the scores he created for Studio Ghibli’s animated films, accompanied by an orchestra, several choirs, a marching band, and scenes from the films themselves. Hisaishi and director Hayao Miyazaki have been collaborating on film scores since 1984’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. In addition to Nausicaä, the performance includes songs from Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spi...
Tags: Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi, Jason Kottke, Totoro, Hisaishi, Nausica, Mononoke Ponyo Kiki, Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi


A Glorious Concert Celebrating the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, Arranged by Film Composer Joe Hisaishi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1XtWyKlJA Director Hayao Miyazaki’s working relationship with composer Joe Hisaishi is up there with the other great film pairings: Sergio Leone with Ennio Morricone, Alfred Hitchcock with Bernard Herrmann, David Lynch with Angelo Badalamenti. Working together they attain a symbiosis of sound and vision, one of the reasons their work has become part of film history. But it’s also rare that a film composer gets to celebrate that relationship with a stunne...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, College, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi, Facebook Twitter, South China Morning Post, KCRW, Sergio Leone, Hisaishi, Angelo Badalamenti, Toshio Suzuki, Ted Mills


The Films of Hayao Miyazaki Celebrated in a Glorious Concert Arranged by Film Composer Joe Hisaishi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY1XtWyKlJA Director Hayao Miyazaki’s working relationship with composer Joe Hisaishi is up there with the other great film pairings: Sergio Leone with Ennio Morricone, Alfred Hitchcock with Bernard Herrmann, David Lynch with Angelo Badalamenti. Working together they attain a symbiosis of sound and vision, one of the reasons their work has become part of film history. But it’s also rare that a film composer gets to celebrate that relationship with a stunne...
Tags: Google, Music, Youtube, College, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi, Facebook Twitter, South China Morning Post, KCRW, Sergio Leone, Hisaishi, Angelo Badalamenti, Toshio Suzuki, Ted Mills


Animated Feature Contender Goro Miyazaki Talks ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Studio Ghibli has been making animated features for over four decades since being co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki, director of “My Neighbor Totoro” and the Academy Award-winning “Spirited Away.” The studio’s latest release is “Earwig and the Witch” now streaming on HBO Max, and an awards contender for animated feature. The story is based on the […]
Tags: News, Awards, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Totoro, Goro Miyazaki, HBO Max, Earwig and the Witch


‘Earwig and the Witch’ Review: Studio Ghibli’s First Foray Into 3D Animation is a Flat Shadow of Itself

There’s been a lot of trepidation heading into Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch. It is the studio’s first foray into CG animation, a technology it had used sparingly for high-octane action sequences in Spirited Away and Princess Miyazaki or for the clattering steampunk castle of Howl’s Moving Castle, but never to this extent and never for a feature film. And that trepidation only grew with subsequent trailers for Earwig and the Witch showing the film’s oddly stiff character animation and fl...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Movie Reviews, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Diana Wynne Jones, Earthsea, NHK, Goro, Poppy Hill, Mandrake, Family Films


Goro Miyazaki Was Encouraged By Hayao Miyazaki to Direct CG-Animated ‘Earwig and the Witch’ [Interview]

When Goro Miyazaki returned to Studio Ghibli in 2015, he found the offices to be completely empty. “Nobody was here and it was like storage, very empty,” Miyazaki recalled in an interview with /Film over Zoom ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Earwig and the Witch. “And I thought, ‘Okay, so I won’t be making films anymore.'” But it would be just three years later that Miyazaki would get back in the director’s chair once again, for a kind of film that had never been done at Studio Ghibli...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, Interviews, Features, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Aardman, Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli, Ronja, Goro Miyazaki, Featured Stories Sidebar, Earwig


Brief surprise interview with director Hayao Miyazaki during his daily trash-collecting ritual

Apparently it's known that every morning, Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki, 79, picks up trash and tidies the street in front of his Tokyo home. SoraNews24 reporter Oona McGee showed up one morning for a surprise interview with the animation auteur. — Read the rest
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Watch: ‘The Farewell’ Director Lulu Wang Shot a New Short Film on an iPhone and You Can Watch It Now

Lulu Wang reunited with her team from the Golden Globe-nominated The Farewell to shoot a film on Apple’s fancy new iPhone in honor of Lunar New Year. In the short, Nian, Wang puts a new twist on an old Chinese folktale in an 11-minute short that manages to capture a feeling of Studio Ghibli-style magic. Watch the entire short film below. Watch Nian, Lulu Wang’s Lunar New Year Short If Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are met up with Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, it would look ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, China, Fantasy, Hayao Miyazaki, Spike Jonze, Emmanuel Lubezki, Golden Globe, Wang, Short Films, Nian Wang, Nian, Lulu Wang, Nian Lulu Wang, Pro Max 's Dolby Vision


Young Frankenstein Star Cloris Leachman Dies at 94

Young Frankenstein star Cloris Leachman dies at 94 Since her breakout work in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Cloris Leachman has held a special place in audiences’ hearts throughout her 70-year career but ComingSoon.net is saddened to report (via The Wrap) that the Oscar-winning star has passed away at the age of 94. RELATED: Coal Miner’s Daughter Helmer Michael Apted Dies at 79 if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: TV, Movies, US, America, TV News, Obituary, Angel, Mel Brooks, Hayao Miyazaki, Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cloris Leachman, Golden Globe, Charley, Frankenstein, Middle


The Quarantine Stream: The Nimble Crime Caper ‘Lupin’ is Your New Netflix Addiction

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Lupin Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Assane Diop (Omar Sy) is a dashing thief who is inspired to take on a life of crime by the exploits of fictional gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, and by the arrest and suicide of his wrongfully convicted father after he was framed for the theft of a precious necklace. When the n...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Ocean, Idris Elba, Sherlock Holmes, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Louvre, Louis Leterrier, Sy, Lupin, Omar Sy, Netflix/Streaming Video, Maurice Leblanc, Featured Stories Sidebar


A Magical Look Inside the Painting Process of Studio Ghibli Artist Kazuo Oga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaO2HEkC_qQ The magic of Studio Ghibli’s films owes much to their characters: the high-flying Princess Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; the World War I-fighter ace-turned-swine Porco Rosso; the spirited ten-year-old Chihiro, spirited away into the realm of folklore; the dog-raccoon-bear-cat forest spirit known only as Totoro. But to understand what makes these figures come alive, we must remember that they inhabit living worlds. A Ghibli production stan...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, Animation, Seoul, Hayao Miyazaki, Valley, Facebook Twitter, Bob Ross, Mononoke, Toshio Suzuki, Kaguya, Ghibli, Kazuo Oga


Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Sets US Theatrical & HBO Max Debut

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Sets US Theatrical & HBO Max Debut Following the world premiere of Earwig and the Witch in Japan last month, GKIDS has finally announced the official U.S. release date for Studio Ghibli’s newest animated and first-ever CG film. Featuring the voices of Richard E. Grant and Kacey Musgraves, Earwig and the Witch will arrive in select theaters on February 11, 2021, and will be having its streaming debut on February 5, 2021, on HBO Max. “We...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Cook, Kacey Musgraves, Movies, US, Streaming, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Dan Stevens, Diana Wynne Jones, Thomas, Jenkins, Richard E Grant, ComingSoon, Movie News


Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie Now Most Attended Movie of All Time in Japan

Popular media news website Mantan Web has published the updated ticket and attendance results for Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train, placing it as the highest attended movie of all time in Japan. The Kimetsu no Yaiba movie has once again overtaken Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (24.28 million ticket sales) with 25.48 million tickets sold: There […]
Tags: Anime, Adaptations, Aniplex, Announcements, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Movies, Records, Sales, Ufotable


China Box Office: Huge Weekend Sees ‘Soul’ Soar and ‘Little Red Flower’ Shoot

Disney/Pixar’s “Soul” continues to charm China with sales of $13.8 million over its second weekend, more than double its $5.5 million Christmas debut, thanks to strong word of mouth. It was the highest-grossing foreign import of the New Year weekend, far outstripping “Wonder Woman 1984” and even Hayao Miyazaki’s older but beloved animation “Ponyo.” The […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Soul, Box Office, Hayao Miyazaki, Disney Pixar, China Box Office, Wonder Woman 1984, The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity, Little Red Flower


Studio Ghibli Makes 1,178 Images Free to Download from My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away & Other Beloved Animated Films

Studio Ghibli make lush and captivating animated films. So, on occasion, do other studios, but of how many of their pictures can we say that each and every still frame constitutes a work of art in itself? As a test, try putting on a Ghibli movie and pausing at random, then doing the same for any other major animated feature of similar vintage: chances are, the former will far more often produce an image you’d like to capture in high resolution and use for your desktop background, or perhaps eve...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Animation, Seoul, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Totoro, Suzuki, Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli, Colin Marshall, Ted Mills


Your 15 Favorite Posts on Open Culture This Year–and What a Year It Has Been

So, it’s been a year. For those of us in parts of the world where the pandemic still rages uncontained, it’s going to be an even longer winter. It may be utterly trivializing to speak of silver linings when it comes to clouds this size, but there’s no reason not to use our time wisely in quarantine, lockdown, cocooning, or whatever we’re calling it these days. For all of the enormous challenges, outrages, sorrows, and horrors of 2020, natural and manmade, we can be grateful for so many opportun...
Tags: Google, College, New York City, Current Affairs, Bill Murray, Joni Mitchell, Hayao Miyazaki, Grateful Dead, Ipanema, Solnit, Facebook Twitter, Heidegger, John Prine, Josh Jones, Altai Mountains, Rebecca Solnit


15 Posts That Resonated with (and Restored) Open Culture Readers in 2020: What a Year It Has Been

So, it’s been a year. For those of us in parts of the world where the pandemic still rages uncontained, it’s going to be an even longer winter. It may be utterly trivial to speak of silver linings when it comes to clouds this size, but there’s no reason not to use our time wisely in quarantine, lockdown, cocooning, or whatever we’re calling it these days. For all of the enormous challenges, outrages, sorrows, and horrors of 2020, natural and manmade, we can be grateful for so many opportunities...
Tags: Google, College, New York City, Current Affairs, Bill Murray, Joni Mitchell, Hayao Miyazaki, Grateful Dead, Ipanema, Solnit, Facebook Twitter, Heidegger, John Prine, Josh Jones, Altai Mountains, Rebecca Solnit


‘Demon Slayer’ Surpasses ‘Spirited Away’ as Japan’s Highest-Grossing Film

Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 masterpiece Spirited Away was a major global crossover hit — a critical and commercial success that earned the animated film an Oscar, and the title as Japan’s highest-grossing film in history, beating out Hollywood blockbuster Titanic. But 19 years after its release, Spirited Away has lost its crown to Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train has surpassed Spirited Away as the top grossing film in Japan ever. Japan Times reports that the f...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Box Office, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan Times, Toho Co, Spirited Away, Ghibli, Aniplex Inc, Demon Slayer, Kimetsu, Mugen Train


Demon Slayer kills big-name rivals to become Japan's highest grossing film

Runaway success of the story of Tanjiro – a boy who shows remarkable resilience in the face of obstacles – comes despite the coronavirus pandemicNot even a pandemic has been able to stop an animated film set a century ago from becoming Japan’s highest-grossing movie ever, surpassing sales from Hollywood blockbusters, the Harry Potter series, and even the works of the revered Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.Since its release in mid-October, Demon Slayer has generated ticket sales of ¥32.47bn [$3...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Film, Culture, Asia Pacific, Harry Potter, Hayao Miyazaki, Tanjiro


New to Stream: HBO Max January 2021 Highlights

New to Stream: HBO Max January 2021 Highlights HBO Max has unveiled its January 2021 movie and TV highlights, including John Lee Hancock’s suspenseful psychological thriller The Little Things, starring Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto; all six seasons of Gossip Girl; the premiere of Locked Down starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor; the second special episode of the Emmy-winning drama Euphoria; Search Party’s Season 4 return; and more. You can check ou...
Tags: Hbo, TV, New York, Movies, California, Mexico, Israel, Stephen King, Ocean, TV News, Jennifer Lopez, Streaming, Anne Hathaway, Penguins, Warner Bros, Staten Island


English Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Released!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW English Trailer For Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Released! GKIDS has released the English trailer for Studio Ghibli’s newest animated and first-ever CG film Earwig and the Witch, featuring an orphan girl as she tries to learn magic from her new magical but rude guardians. Also featuring a snippet of the film’s English-language theme song “Don’t Disturb Me,” sang by Kacey Musgraves, you can check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Lee Isaac Chung Tapped to...
Tags: Video, Japan, Cook, Kacey Musgraves, Movies, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Dan Stevens, Diana Wynne Jones, Thomas, Jenkins, Alan Menken, Richard E Grant, ComingSoon, Movie News, NEP


Hugh Grant Recalls Zellweger Casting Skepticism in ‘Being Bridget Jones’ BBC2 Documentary – Global Bulletin

In today’s Global Bulletin, Hugh Grant recalls doubt over Renee Zellweger’s casting in the now iconic role of Bridget Jones in a BBC2 documentary; RSVP and Guilty By Association team on a new Indian spy thriller; the Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival will honor Juliette Binoche and Hayao Miyazaki while Natpe recognizes Disney exec […]
Tags: News, Disney, Global, Bbc2, Renée Zellweger, Hayao Miyazaki, Juliette Binoche, Rsvp, Hugh Grant, Glen Hansard, Natpe, Bridget Jones, The Walt Disney Company, Zellweger, Diego Lerner, Guilty By Association


‘Earwig and the Witch’ Trailer: Studio Ghibli’s First CG Movie Debuts English Voice Cast, Including Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves

The first-ever CG animated film from Studio Ghibli is getting a lot of press for the anime studio – beloved for 2D classics like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro – as they enter the unknown territory of 3D animation. And U.S. distributor GKIDS is pulling out all the stops for Earwig and the Witch, directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro Miyazaki, by recruiting a star-studded English voice cast which includes Richard E. Grant and Kacey Musgraves. Watch the new English dub Earwig and the Witch ...
Tags: Japan, Kacey Musgraves, Movies, Animation, Anime, Movie Trailers, North America, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Dan Stevens, Thomas, Totoro, NHK, Goro, Mononoke