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    Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Gets Stateside Release Date from Disney, Plus Awards Qualifying Plans

    Disney and Studio Ghibli have released plans for the stateside release and awards qualification engagement for Hayao Miyazaki's latest (and, according to his retirement plans, his last) film, "The Wind Rises." The film is slated for a limited release in the US on February 21, 2014, and will expand o...

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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 2013: A Guide To All The Films

    The lineup for the 70th Venice Film Festival has been unveiled, with new films from James Franco, Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, David Gordon Green, Kelly Reichardt, Xavier Dolan, Jonathan Glazer, Amos Gatai and Errol Morris all screening in competition.

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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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    FULL TRAILER: Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"

    We post the teaser last month. Now, here is the full-length trailer for anime-master Hayao Miyazaki's latest Studio Ghibli release, The Wind Rises. The film tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the infamous Japanese Zero Fighters used in World War II.

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    FIRST PEEK: Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"

    Here's the first glimpse, via a 35-sec teaser, for the latest Hayao Miyazaki feature, The Wind Rises. The film tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the infamous Japanese Zero Fighters used in World War II. The Wind Rises opens in Japan on July 20th, no U.S. release has been set - yet.

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    Hayao Miyazaki's First Film in 5 Years 'Kaze Tachinu' Coming in 2013

    Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki will release his first feature in five years, "Kaze Tachinu" ("The Wind Has Risen") in 2013. The film centers on the life of Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi, and is inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel of the same title, and a manga Miyazaki created for the...

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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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    Watch: Lush International Trailer For Studio Ghibli's Latest 'Arriety'

    Despite the patronage of Disney and John Lasseter, the work of Hayao Miyazaki has never quite made the impression abroad that it has in its native Japan, where his films number among the all-time biggest grossers: in the U.S. 2009's "Ponyo" is his most successful film, despite the raves given to "Pr...

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