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Reissues of Six Miyazaki Films in the Works From Studio Ghibli, Gkids

Gkids is partnering with Studio Ghibli to handle the Japanese animation studio’s catalog in North America, including Hayao Miyazaki’s 2002 Academy Award winner “Spirited Away.”

The alliance was announced Monday and will start with the Oct. 17 reissue of new Blu-ray and DVD editions of six titles from Miyazaki: “Spirited Away” and Oscar-nominated film “Howl’s Moving Castle” along with “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Ponyo” and “Princess Mononoke,” followed on Oct. 31 with “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.”

The Studio Ghibli library is led by directors and studio co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Gkids has handled theatrical rights for the Studio Ghibli catalogue since 2010, and released “From Up on Poppy Hill,” “Only Yesterday,” “Ocean Waves” and the Academy Award-nominated titles “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” and “When Marnie Was There.”

Gkids previously announced a partnership with Fathom Events to bring six Ghibli titles back to theaters
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In This Corner Of The World review

An animated drama about loss and resilience in the shadow of the bomb, In This Corner Of The World is a quietly devastating must-see...

"First, toast and brown some rice. Add triple the amount of water and gently simmer... add miso and violets to yesterday's sardine stew. Reheat rice on the stove." So goes Suzu's recipe for a special kind of wartime rice, designed to make the most of a dwindling supply of ingredients. It's just one of many loving references to food and cooking in director Sunao Katabuchi's animated period drama, In This Corner Of The World. It may be a simple meal, but if you're watching the film on an empty stomach, it's the kind of thing that'll leave you profoundly hungry - at least, until the story takes a gut-wrenching turn.

This is far from the first animated film to take place either during or in
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Movie Review – When Marnie Was There (2014)

When Marnie Was There, 2014.

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

Featuring the voice talents of Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura and Hana Sugisaki (Japanese)/Hailee Steinfield, John C. Reilly and Geena Davis (English).

Synopsis:

A troubled teen finds peace in a beach-side town and a mysterious new friend, Marnie…

Studio Ghibli likes to take us on a journey. Whether we are moving house in My Neighbour Totoro or seeing the surreal world of Spirited Away, the experience is always unforgettable. When Marnie Was There, the latest Ghibli release, carries us a little closer to home than the more playful exploits we’ve experienced, but it weaves a personal and meaningful tale of family, friendship and those tricky teenage years into the mix. Instinctively, the use of the name ‘Marnie’ sends me to Hitchcock. Indeed, When Marnie Was There shares an intriguing investigative key (and a tall silo not unlike the bell tower) that
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Match the Studio Ghibli screenshot to the movie – quiz

It might be Studio Ghibli’s last film so with the release of When Marnie Was There, here’s the ultimate test. How many of their classics can you recognise?

Spirited Away

Princess Mononoke

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

My Neighbour Totoro

Only Yesterday

The Wind Rises

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Grave of the Fireflies

Tales from Earthsea

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

The Wind Rises

Kiki's Delivery Service

Princess Mononoke

Howl's Moving Castle

Castle in the Sky

Spirited Away

Only Yesterday

From Up on Poppy Hill

The Cat Returns

Ponyo

The Secret World of Arriety

My Neighbours the Yamadas

Pom Poko

Porco Rosso

Tales From Earthsea

My Neighbour Totoro

From Up On Poppy Hill

The Wind Rises

Whisper of the Heart

Castle in the Sky

Whisper of the Heart

Ponyo

Princess Mononoke

Pom Poko

Grave of the Fireflies

Only Yesterday

Kiki's Delivery Service

7 and above.

Lovely Ghibli!
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

NYC Weekend Watch: Jean Cocteau, James M. Cain, ‘Mad Max’ & More

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Anthology Film Archive

Make it a Jean Cocteau weekend: The Blood of a Poet and Orpheus screen on Friday, the former also showing on Saturday and the latter on Sunday. Beauty and the Beast also shows on those days.

A Jia Zhangke retrospective comes to an end. If you’ve not yet seen Mountains May Depart,
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Pom Poko Screens April 6th at Schlafly Bottleworks – Strange Brew

“They used their balls as weapons in a brave kamikaze attack.”

Pom Poko screens Wednesday, April 6th at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series.

Strange Brew just keeps getting stranger!

As the human city development encroaches on the raccoon population’s forest and meadow habitat, the raccoons find themselves faced with the very real possibility of extinction. In response, the raccoons engage in a desperate struggle to stop the construction and preserve their home. That’s the plot of the 1994 Studio Ghibli feature Pom Poko, a cartoon with a very strong message about conservation…with testicles. The protagonists of Pom Poko are actually not raccoons, but a type of raccoon dog known as tanuki, a unique species of canine native to east Asia. This is but one of the details about the film
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‘When Marnie Was There’ Review: Studio Ghibli’s Latest Looks Great, But the Story Falls Short

  • The Wrap
‘When Marnie Was There’ Review: Studio Ghibli’s Latest Looks Great, But the Story Falls Short
“When Marnie Was There,” the second animated feature from director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (“The Secret World of Arrietty”) feels very much of a piece with other films from Studio Ghibli, from its lush portrayal of the natural world (“My Neighbor Totoro,” “Pom Poko”) to its complex female protagonist (“Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”). It also, unfortunately, ranks among Ghibli’s lesser screenplays, comparable most notably to Hayao Miyazaki‘s “Howl’s Moving Castle,” a gorgeous film that nonetheless falls apart narratively. Both “Marnie” and “Howl’s” are based on British novels — although, to be fair, so was “Arrietty” — which might suggest that the filmmakers.
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New trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Following on from the UK poster, StudioCanal has now debuted a new trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies), and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

UK poster for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Ahead of its UK release next month, StudioCanal has released a new poster for Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which we have for you here…

See Also: English-language trailer for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

"Pom Poko" Reminds Us Not All Studio Ghibli Features Are Winners

Through his films Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and more, Hayao Miyazaki has constantly placed humanity at odds with nature, sometimes making us an outright antagonist and other times placing us at its mercy. It’s a theme common to his work, and none exemplify the message quite as literally as Pom Poko, which he created the story for but didn’t direct or write. Instead, the directorial and screenwriting duties went to Isao Takahata who took Miyazaki’s theme and ran with it to tell the story of a clan of tanukis (also known as Japanese raccoon dogs – not actual raccoons despite what the English dub would have you believe) who wage a fantastical war against the humans seeking to turn their beloved Tama Hills forest into a housing development. Though Pom Poko bursts with humor and the fantastical elements that Miyazaki loves, the pacing of its story stops and starts,
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New DVD Releases: February 2015 In Home Entertainment

February might be a slow month at the movies, but there is still some great stuff headed into homes, thanks to Blu-rays and DVDs. Among these is the long-anticipated Game of Thrones Season 4 release, which will be available to fans later this month ahead of HBO's Season 5 premiere in April. If you want to know when your favorite movies are headed onto Blu-ray and DVD, as well as streaming services, this list is one to peruse. Unless otherwise indicated in the "early release" section, Digital releases are the same day as the Blu-ray and DVD release. Check back each week for new reviews! February 3 February 3 Blu-ray And DVD Releases John Wick Dracula Untold Ouija Porco Rosso Blu-ray Pom Poko Blu-ray Tales From Earthsea Blu-ray The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Dear White People Blu-ray Exists DVD Hector and the Search for Happiness DVD February 3 Early Digital Releases Big Hero 6 Dumber
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Watch: Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' Official U.S. Trailer

I'm not really the biggest fan of dubbed films, even animated films dubbed into English never feel right. So, to watch Studio Ghibli's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in English seems as if something will be lost in the translation, not necessarily the meaning and certainly not the story, but the mood and tone can get disrupted. Yes, in the case of Kaguya a cast that includes the voices of Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal, Dean Cain and Darren Criss has been assembled so it isn't as if director Isao Takahata's (Grave of the Fireflies) film is getting a second-rate treatment, but it nevertheless seems "wrong" to me. That said, here is the official domestic trailer for the upcoming release of the film that just won the Fantastic Fest Audience Award.
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Chloë Moretz speaks in Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer

Chloë Moretz speaks in Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya trailer
Studio Ghibli has released an English language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Chloë Grace Moretz voices the title character in Isao Takahata's adaptation of the Japanese folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.

James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, Daniel Dae Kim, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, John Cho, George Segal and Dean Cain also lend their voices to the animation.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

Takahata previously directed Pom Poko and Grave of the Fireflies. This is his first solo directing project since 1999.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

Director Isao Takahata Talks The Tale Of Princess Kaguya, His Process, the Future of Studio Ghibli, the Popularity of Animation in Japan, and More

  • Collider.com
One of my personal highlights from this year's Toronto International Film Festival was getting to interview director Isao Takahata for his new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya.  If you're not familiar with his name, Isao Takahata is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli along with Hayao Miyazaki, and he previously directed Only YesterdayPom PokoMy Neighbors the Yamadas, and the war-themed Grave of the Fireflies (which I can't recommend enough).  In his latest movie, which is based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Takahata breaks away from Ghibli's familiar animation style and tells a story that embraces the connection between nature and magic.  For more on the film, read Matt's review.  The Tale of Princess Kaguya will be released in North America on October 17. During the interview Isao Takahata talked about how he picks his subject matter, how he decided on the look of the film and the style of animation,
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Toronto 2014: The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya Gets A New North American Trailer

This upcoming first half of September, the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will happen again. And one of the many treats there will be The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the Studio Ghibli film by founder Takahata Isao. As Cameron Bailey describes in his write-up on the Tiff webpage: Isao Takahata is a co-founder of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli, maker of timeless animation classics. Although he is not as widely known in the West as Hayao Miyazaki, Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, and Pom Poko represent the best of what animated features can do: invite us into a world where anything is possible. His new film, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, revisits a familiar Studio Ghibli theme, telling the story of a...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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Studio Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya: English trailer

  • Den of Geek
The first English trailer for Studio Ghibli's latest feature, The Tale Of Princess Kaguya has arrived. Feast your eyes within...

The future of Japan's premier animation house Studio Ghibli seems to be uncertain of late, at least if recent rumours are anything to go by. But there are still a couple of films for us to look out for in the west: last month saw the Japanese release of When Marnie Was There - Hiromasa Yonebayashi's supernatural drama - a feature which probably won't reach us until next year.

Before that, there's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave Of The Fireflies, Pom Poko), it's an adaptation of an ancient Japanese folk tale, rendered in a shimmering style akin to a living watercolour. Originally intended to be released as a double-bill with Hayao Miyazaki's swansong, The Wind Rises - just as Grave Of The Fireflies
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Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya gets English trailer

Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya gets English trailer
Studio Ghibli has released a Us teaser trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

The striking animated film is the latest project from Grave of the Fireflies and Pom Poko director Isao Takahata.

The English-language dub of the film features the voices of Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden.

It is based on the Japanese folk story The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter.

It tells the story of a girl found inside a stalk of bamboo, who is taken in by an old bamboo cutter and his wife.

As she grows, Kaguya-hime is forced to decide between five suitors and to learn the truth about her origins.

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya will arrive in Us cinemas on October 17. A UK release date is yet to be announced.
See full article at Digital Spy - Movie News »

English-language trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Ahead of its U.S. release in October, distributors Gkids has released an English-language trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, and his first for fourteen years. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloë Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

From the studio that brought you Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Wind Rises comes a powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’

We recently reported that Studio Ghibli may be very close to shutting its doors, but they may yet be closing on a brilliant high note. Coming to America October 17 is The Tale of Princess Kaguya, the latest film by Ghibli’s other resident master, Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko). The film is the story of a tiny princess found in a bamboo stalk, and already the film looks remarkably distinctive in a scrappy, rough, hand-drawn animated style that looks unique even for Ghibli. While the film was already released in Japan last year, GKids will release the American version starring James Caan, Mary Steenburgen and Chloe Moretz. Watch the dialogue free American teaser trailer via Slashfilm below:

The post Watch the teaser for Studio Ghibli film ‘The Princess of Kaguya’ appeared first on Sound On Sight.
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Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'

The domestic trailer for Studio Ghibli's newest film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has been released as GKids will be handling U.S. distribution with an October 17 release date already set. Directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) the English-language version features the voice work of Chloe Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt and Dean Cain. Just below is the trailer (via Slashfilm) along with the official synopsis. sb id="977183" height="360" width="640" Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter (James Caan) and his wife (Mary Steenburgen), a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady (Chloe Grace Moretz). The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter
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