Posts filtered by tags: Miyazaki[x]


 

‘Luca’ Trailer: Pixar and Disney Take You to the Italian Riviera

Coming off the heels of their successful Soul, Pixar is back with Luca, a coming-of-age tale set along the Italian Riviera. The film marks the feature debut of director Enrico Casarosa, who worked on previous Pixar films such as Up and Coco. The story follows a young boy having a fun summer with a new friend while also hiding a secret: he’s a sea monster from another world. Watch the Luca trailer below. Luca Trailer  The official teaser trailer for Luca reveals the voice cast for the Pi...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Animation, Movie Trailers, Pixar, Miyazaki, Jim Gaffigan, Genoa, Jacob Tremblay, Luca, Fellini, Italian Riviera, Disney/Pixar, Enrico Casarosa, Jack Dylan Grazer, Casarosa


First Teaser Trailer for Pixar's 'Luca' Movie Set on the Italian Riviera

"But there's just one thing… No one can find out." Disney has revealed a teaser trailer for Pixar's next new original movie titled Luca, the feature directorial debut of Italian storyboard artist Enrico Casarosa (who directed the Pixar short La Luna as well). Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the film is about two friends and an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. But both boys are actually sea monsters from the water. Casarosa expl...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Disney, Animation, Pixar, Miyazaki, Luca, Fellini, Alberto, Italian Riviera, To Watch, La Luna, Enrico Casarosa, Casarosa, Luca Movie Set


Relax with 30 minutes of calming scenes from Studio Ghibli films

You might also call this "Meditate with Miyazaki." (via Kottke)
Tags: Video, Movies, News, Relaxation, Miyazaki


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


Reminiscence – Yoshiyuki Momose Illustration Book Review

Reminiscence (おもひでぎょうじ) is an illustrated book by Yoshiyuki Momose (百瀬義行), a veteran Ghibli animator whose portfolio spans many of the Studio’s most successful films, including Whisper Of The Heart, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso and Mononoke Hime, just to name a few. Through his beautiful watercolor drawings, the artist takes us back on a nostalgic journey to the Showa era of Japan during the 1960s, documenting the many wonderful sights and events that take place over the course of the year; tr...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Showa, Amazon De, Mononoke Hime, Porco Rosso


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


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


‘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


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


‘Luca’ First Look: Pixar’s New Film is Coming-of-Age Riff on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Some of Pixar’s greatest masterpieces come from simple existential questions: What if toys could talk? What if feelings had feelings? What if pre-born souls could walk this Earth? The animation studio’s next film asks a more niche question: What if The Little Mermaid was given a coming-of-age twist? Luca, the vibrant Italian Rivera-set film helmed by La Luna director Enrico Casarosa, answers that latter question with a film that more or less looks like a family-friendly take on Call Me By Your ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Animation, Italy, Little Mermaid, Pixar, Miyazaki, Genoa, Rivera, Luca, Pete Docter, Fellini, Alberto, Disney/Pixar, La Luna, Enrico Casarosa


The rarest steak in the world can cost over $300. Here's why wagyu beef is so expensive.

Wagyu beef from Japan is the most prized beef in the world.  High-grade wagyu can cost up to $200 per pound. The rarest steak in the world, olive wagyu, can cost anywhere from $120 to over $300 for a steak. Wagyu calves can be 40 times the price of US cattle. The adult cows can sell for as much as $30,000.  In 2013, Japan exported 5 billion yen worth of wagyu. Last year, exports hit 24.7 billion yen. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Following is a transcript of the video.Nar...
Tags: Japan, UK, Australia, New York City, US, Trends, United States, Jack, Miyazaki, Ken, Kobe, Angus, Irene, US Australia, Hyogo Prefecture, Mie Prefecture


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


‘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


‘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


CS Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Books!

CS Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Books! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! To help you with that last minute December shopping, ComingSoon.net is bringing you our specially curated Holiday Gift Guide in four parts this year! Part 2 focuses on books, either television or movie-related. Check out all our selections below, and click on each title to purchase on Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh |...
Tags: Books, TV, Movies, Horror, Marvel, Tim Burton, Bela Lugosi, Disney, Dc Comics, Star Trek, Fox, Netflix, Holiday Gift Guide, TV News, Batgirl, Daniel Craig


Serotonin plays a key role in patience and impulse control, research says

Prior research has suggested a possible link between a lack of serotonin receptors in the brain and impulsive behaviors.A recent study from the Neural Computation Unit at the OIST explored this further, resulting in evidence that there is in fact a neurological factor to the brain's ability to control impulses and manage patience.This research could reveal more data on how serotonin impacts regions of the brain, which could eventually lead to the development of new drug treatments for conditions...
Tags: Psychology, Decision Making, Health, Learning, Biology, Dna, Neuroscience, Choice, Brain, Depression, Genetics, Medical Research, Innovation, Emotions, Miyazaki, OIST


‘Lupin’ Trailer: The Gentleman Thief Gets His Own Live-Action Netflix Series

In 1905, French writer Maurice Leblanc created a character named Arsène Lupin, who embodies one of my favorite archetypes in all of storytelling: the gentleman thief. Since his creation, the suave, crafty Lupin has appeared in several short stories, books, comics, and movies over the years, and even inspired a grandson character, Lupin III, who was the subject of acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s feature directorial debut and, more recently, a new CG animated film called Lupin III T...
Tags: Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Mystery/Suspense, Netflix, Television, Lupin


‘Earwig and the Witch’ Trailer: See Studio Ghibli’s First CG Animated Feature

It only took a bit of witchy, CGI magic to revive Studio Ghibli after the revered Japanese animation studio temporarily shuttered its doors in 2014 following the supposed retirement of anime titan Hayao Miyazaki. But it’s Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, who will direct the studio’s first film in 7 years, and Studio Ghibli’s first-ever fully CG-animated feature, Earwig and the Witch. Watch the Earwig and the Witch trailer below. Earwig and the Witch First trailer of new Studio Ghibli movie ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Animation, Takashi Yamazaki, Anime, Movie Trailers, Cannes film festival, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, NHK, Ghibli, Lupin III, Marza Animation Planet, Goro Miyazaki, Earwig


Full Japanese Trailer for Goro Miyazaki's 'Earwig and the Witch' Film

Miyazaki is back!! NHK in Japan has unveiled an official trailer for a brand new Studio Ghibli movie titled Earwig and the Witch. But don't get too excited about the return of Ghibli. The film is the latest feature directed by Goro Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki's son who also directed the films Tales from Earthsea and From Up on Poppy Hill. Because it's uh, his father's studio, he convinced Ghibli to "return from the dead" to make another new film - this one being their first entirely CGI creatio...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Trailer, Animation, Cannes film festival, Miyazaki, Earthsea, NHK, To Watch, Foreign Film, Goro Miyazaki, Gorō Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki, Kokoro Hirasawa, Âya Gaku Hamada Shinobu Terajima, Etsushi Toyokawa


How ‘Princess Mononoke’ Influenced ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘The Mandalorian’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition: Princess Mononoke. ) George Lucas often spoke about how anime inspired his decision to create Star Wars: The Clone Wars. During a Q&A at the Siggraph convention, he said about the creation of the animation facility in Singapore that was responsible for a lot of the work on that show: “A lot of (Asia) is still trying to ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, New York Post, Hbo, Movies, Singapore, Neil Gaiman, Features, United States, George Lucas, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Jedi, San, Mononoke, SIGGRAPH


Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Ponyo’ Scores Very Belated China Theatrical Release

Chinese cinema-goers found out Tuesday they will have the option to swim into 2021 with Miyazaki Hayao’s 2008 animated fantasy film “Ponyo,” which is now to release on Dec. 31, a whole 12 years after its original release. Although Miyazaki’s works and Japanese animation more broadly are well-known and beloved in China, many classic titles […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Ponyo, Miyazaki Hayao


Srixon ZX Irons: Mainframe Goes Mainstream

Srixon ZX Irons – Key Takeaways The new Srixon ZX lineup replaces the highly successful Z85 series. ZX7 is a one-piece forged cavity back for better players; the ZX5 is a multi-piece iron for distance and forgiveness. The updated ZX utility is more streamlined than the Z85 utility while still keeping the center of gravity low. Srixon’s computer-driven Mainframe technology designed variable thickness face for the ZX5 and ZX utility. There’s a clear and present challenge for the new Srixon ZX i...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Miyazaki, Srixon, Brekke, UST Mamiya Recoil, Irons Srixon, New Golf Releases: New Golf Clubs & More, Dustin Brekke Srixon, UST Mamiya Recoil 95, Project X HZRDUS Black


Miyazaki visits the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo and draws some cute characters

Anime director Hayao Miyazaki visited the Ghibli Museum in west Tokyo, much to the delight of the staff. He sat in front of the cafe and sketched the sign, adorning it with little characters.
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Tokyo, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Ghibli Museum


How ‘Lupin III: The First’ Director Takashi Yamazaki Brought a Japanese Anime Icon into 3D [Interview]

Lupin the Third is a cultural institution in Japan, but you’d be hard pressed to find many American audiences who know it, apart from anime die-hards and maybe those who have dived deep into the filmography of Hayao Miyazaki. But the name can strike fear into the hearts of (fictional) police and affection in the hearts of many Japanese audiences, who have grown up with the long-running heist franchise centering around a charismatic master thief. Created by Monkey Punch in 1967, Arsène Lupin III...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Digital, America, Features, Takashi Yamazaki, James Bond, Anime, Castle, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Miyazaki, Steven Spielberg, Hayao Miyazaki


‘My Neighbor Hayao’ is Filled With Whimsical Art Inspired by the Works of Hayao Miyazaki

In 2017, Spoke Art Gallery held its first annual Hayao Miyazaki-inspired art exhibit in San Francisco, featuring art from over 250 artists who celebrated the legendary filmmaker with creations that brought guests into the whimsical worlds created by Miyazaki. Now, Spoke Art has collected the Miyazaki-inspired art into a book, My Neighbor Hayao: Art Inspired by the Films of Miyazaki, which goes on sale today. In the introduction for My Neighbor Hayao, curator Ken Harmon Hashimoto cites a scen...
Tags: Art, Books, Movies, San Francisco, Features, Ursula, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Cool Stuff, Ken Harman, Kiki, San Francisco Los Angeles, Spoke Art, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jorge R Gutierrez


‘Lupin III: The First’ Trailer: The CG-Animated Caper Reveals Its English Dub Cast

Lupin The Third is one of the most beloved anime icons in Japan who has been barely heard of in the U.S., apart from being a fun footnote in esteemed director Hayao Miyazaki’s career. The cocky gentleman thief created by Monkey Punch has been the star of manga, anime, feature films, video games, musicals, and many, many TV specials. But he’ll be making his big, flashy theatrical U.S. debut in a totally new format: CG animation. American anime fans have been waiting for the first CGI Lupin III m...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Animation, Anime, Movie Trailers, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Lupin III, Action/Adventure, GKids, Paul Guyet, Lupin III: The First, Takashi Yamazaki Lupin III, Bresson Diary


Studio Ghibli Puts Online 400 Images from Eight Classic Films, and Lets You Download Them for Free

Japan’s Studio Ghibli has long been protective of their intellectual property, with Hayao Miyazaki and his team overseeing how their characters are merchandized, as well as carefully making sure foreign distribution of their films stay faithful to the original. (Miyazaki famously--although apocryphally--sent Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein a katana sword along with a note reading “No Cuts,” because the mogul and all-around bad person was notorious for recutting Asian films for western audiences). I...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, Netflix, Animation, Harvey Weinstein, States, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Miramax, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Suzuki, Marnie


First Look: The Academy Museum to Open With a Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Exhibit

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few anime filmmakers who can claim crossover success, with beloved classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away leaving an indelible mark on global pop culture (and the latter winning the director a much-deserved Oscar). But the Studio Ghibli filmmaker has never yet had a North American museum retrospective dedicated to his art and works. Until now. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that its inaugural exhibition will be Hayao Miyazaki, a retrospe...
Tags: Art, Japan, Movies, La, Exhibition, Anime, Academy Awards, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Totoro, Japan Japan, Mononoke, Toshio Suzuki, Laputa


An appreciation for the animated food in Studio Ghibli films

"Anime food is an escape for a lot of people. It has a very soothing effect," says Christina Song, curator of the anime feed Instagram @anime_food. Indeed, food is treated like a character in many anime films and TV shows, including the wondrous work of Studio Ghibli. For example, see My Neighbor Totoro (above) and Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service (below). At Serious Eats, Kiera Wright-Ruiz explores "Miyazaki's Magical Food:" The food scenes in Studio Ghibli productions, p...
Tags: Food, Art, Post, Movies, News, Film, Animation, Cartoons, Anime, Miyazaki, Kiki, Chihiro, GKids, Dave Jesteadt, Christina Song, Kiera Wright Ruiz