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    Hayao Miyazaki Officially Explains His Retirement, Plus Review Roundup of 'The Wind Rises'

    Hayao Miyazaki released an official statement to the media September 6 on his reasoning behind his previously announced retirement. While he says that he intends to keep working in various capacities for the next decade, he won't return to the directing chair. The production period on his films cont...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Confirms Retirement, Will Stay At Studio Ghibli

    Hayao Miyazaki, largely referred to as Japan's Walt Disney both for his kindly public demeanor and the fact that he's made a collection of stone cold animated classics (among them "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away"), held a press conference in Tokyo to confirm that, yes, he is retiring and yes...

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    Venice Review: Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises'

    This year's Venice Film Festival has already seen a number of filmmakers push outside their comfort zone. Alfonso Cuarón made a 3D blockbuster set entirely in zero gravity. Kelly Reichardt made a thriller. Stephen Frears made a good movie. But no departure has been greater from a filmmaker than the ...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Open to a 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Sequel

    During an interview on Japanese talk show "Oosama no Brunch," animation auteur Hayao Miyazaki hinted that he's open to the possibility of a sequel to 1984's "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," his second feature film and one of his most beloved by fans. But he wouldn't want to helm it himself -- h...

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    Upcoming Documentary on Studio Ghibli Goes Behind the Scenes with Hayao Miyazaki

    Exciting news lands today for Studio Ghibli fans. Filmmaker Mami Sunada is completing the final cut on a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the legendary Japanese animation studio. The film is titled "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness," and centers -- naturally -- on auteur Hayao Miyazaki, w...

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    TOH! Ranks the Top Ten Studio Ghibli Films, 'My Neighbor Totoro' and 'Howl's Moving Castle' Come to Blu-Ray UPDATE

    Hayao Miyazaki's masterpieces "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Howl's Moving Castle" are now available on Blu-ray for the first time. Below, our TOH! ranking of the Top Ten Studio Ghibli films (hint: "Totoro" and "Howl's" make the list).

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    Watch Studio Ghibli's first live action short "Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo"

    Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo is the first live action short produced by Studio Ghibli. It features a creature designed by Hayao Miyazaki, from his manga Nausicaa.

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    GKIDS to Release Studio Ghibli's Takahata Masterpiece 'Grave of the Fireflies'

    GKIDS has taken North American rights from Japan's Toho Co. Ltd. to distribute "Grave of the Fireflies," the 1988 feature from Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. The critically-beloved film is told in flashbacks from the perspective of two children as it follows the devastation of Japan during ...

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    Studio Ghibli's 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Gets English-Language Voice Cast, Includes Curtis, Howard, Hendricks

    Studio Ghibli's latest film "From Up on Poppy Hill" looks to be a subtle, melancholic coming-of-age tale reminiscent of some of Ghibli's finest dramas, such as "Whisper of the Heart" and "Only Yesterday." The sprawling American voice cast for the film has just been announced, and includes...

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    Trailer Watch: Quiet, Melancholic 'From Up on Poppy Hill' Looks to Be a Strong Studio Ghibli Entry

    The trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, "From Up on Poppy Hill," has landed. Written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son, Goro, this quiet coming-of-age drama recalls one of Ghibli's best films, 1995's "Whisper of the Heart."

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