#Studio Ghibli

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Spirited Away’ Broke Records and Made Oscar History

At the 75th Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away won best animated feature in the second year of the category’s existence — and, to this day, it is the only hand-drawn feature (mostly; computers were used sparingly) to win the honor. The eighth film from Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli — following such classics as 1988’s My Neighbor Totoro and 1997’s Princess Mononoke — is set in a local bathhouse in Bunkyo, the district of Tokyo where the writer-director was born. Miyazaki, then 59, wrote a screenplay that follows 10-year-old Chihiro as she attempts to save her parents, who have been turned into...
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Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - PRINCE’S EDITION (Switch) Review

A JRPG that is truly fit for a king. Over three years after its initial release, the second video game set in the Ni no Kuni universe, Revenant Kingdom finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch this year. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is, on paper, a sequel to Wrath of the White Witch, but it is a stand-alone story from the first. This means you need no prior knowledge before diving into this JRPG. With the Nintendo Switch version, you are handed the PRINCE’S EDITION. With this version of the game, all prior DLC is included, which adds hours of additional gameplay and story to add to an already meaty tale.
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Watch Hollywood Flashback: ‘Spirited Away’ Broke Data and Made Oscar Historical past – The Hollywood Reporter

Watch Hollywood Flashback: ‘Spirited Away’ Broke Data and Made Oscar Historical past – The Hollywood Reporter Youtube HD Video Online. On the seventy fifth Academy Awards, Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away received greatest animated characteristic within the second yr of the class’s existence — and, to today, it’s the solely hand-drawn characteristic (principally; computer systems had been used sparingly) to win the consideration.
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dream a little dream

Catching up on posting October sketches still, although November actually ends today. Can you believe it’s December 2021 already? Wow. It’s a good job I finished making this year’s advent calendar already. This year I made an unusual one, not so much a single calendar as 24 plastic baubles on a miniature tree that are opened each day to reveal the chocolate inside. Oh and each one is painted with a Studio Ghibli character, in acrylic, because of course it is. We should have gone to Japan this November, that was the plan. That was the plan last November too. The pandemic put paid to our plans across the Pacific. We were going to Tokyo, and one of the things I wanted to do was visit the Studio Ghibli museum. My son and I are both big fans of those films. We were also going to Tokyo Disney, my wife is a big fan of the Disneylands. I was also hoping to see my oldest friend Tel, who has lived in Japan for ages now. We still message each other, usually stupid messages. My son saw over my shoulder me and Tel were just messaging the word ‘bollocks’ to each other for ages. Needless to say, we aren’t debating Proust. In fact I can already imagine the jokes if we ever met someone who wanted to debate Proust. Still it’s been bloody ages since I saw him, would be nice to go and pay him a visit. I actually had a dream about him last night, or rather I had a dream and he showed up. That happens sometimes, I dream about my old mates. In this dream I met up with him and two other old mates (Rob and Roshan if I recall) and we went to a bar, but I was waiting at the bar so long for our drinks that I didn’t get to spend any time with them, and every time the drinks came they were wrong, and then everyone had to go home, and I didn’t see anyone again for years. I mean, I miss my old mates, but come on, in real life we would probably all stand at the bar while we waited for the drinks. Who knows, dreams don’t make sense. It’s also true that nobody actually cares about your dreams, they are not actually interesting at all. Like, literally the most boring thing is to talk about what you dreamed about. You may as well just say, I had this stupid thought, isn’t it weird I had that stupid thought, I wonder what it means. You happened to be asleep of course so you thought it was real. You never say, I had a thought the other day, and you were in that thought, but you were painted green and driving wheelbarrow made of ham, no people would be like, right, ok mate. That said, back when we were kids Tel did tell me about a dream he had, about Robin Hood and his Merry Men all dressed in skirts and dancing about singing “Don’t F*@k with me, I’m Robin Hood”. That made us laugh all the way down Green Lane. So I turned that into a song. Well a four-song musical actually, which we performed as part of our Expressive Arts drama class at school (though my teacher Mr. Hart made me change the words to “Don’t Muck With Me, I’m Robin Hood”). We didn’t wear the skirts. It went down well, I guess, nobody cared that much probably. I think I played Robin Hood? It was thirty years ago. A few years later, Tel did tell me he never actually dreamed that song, he just made it up for a laugh. So I mean, that’s the same thing.

A Q&A with legendary photographer Deana Lawson

**Hey Deana, I know you’re swamped so these questions are meant to be light and fun. Okay, here we go. If you were hosting a dinner party of your favourite female artists from the past, who would get the invite?. I’m going to take the liberty of also inviting writers...

Anime: Our Favorite Ghibli Food And How To Make Them

Studio Ghibli is known for its better-than-life delicious-looking meals. They’re 2D, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make our own Ghibli food!. One of the things we all universally love about Studio Ghibli films are the foods. Something about every single meal that graces the screen looks like the single most delicious food item that we’ve ever seen.

Ghibli Comes Out With Soot Sprite, Totoro Capsule Toys

Beginning tomorrow in Japan, all Donguri Kyowakoku stores in the country are getting new vending machine capsule toy collections. The Donguri Kyowakoku chain is all about selling Studio Ghibli merchandise, and these latest products are from the iconic movie My Neighbor Totoro. A brief, musical video will give you an...

Hayao Miyazaki Coming Out Of Retirement For New Animated Feature Film

Legendary director Hayao Miyazaki has revealed that he is coming out of retirement to direct a new animated feature film. In an interview with the New York Times, Miyazaki didn’t give away much about the project, but did mention that it is based on Genzaburo Yoshino‘s 1937 book How Do You Live?, which follows a teenage boy in Tokyo who moves in with his uncle after his father dies.

Why we don’t believe in Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement claims

Last week, it was reported that world-renowned, award-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki would be coming out of his retirement to direct the newest Studio Ghibli film, How Do You Live?. While this is exciting news, the first thought that occurred to me wasn’t “I wonder what this new movie is about?” But, instead was, “Wait, Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement? What retirement?”

10 Best Anime Movies for Beginners

An anime, one of the most popular contents all over the globe, can be roughly divided into two categories: multiple-episode series and single-shot movies. Many anime freaks enjoy watching a series of anime titles every season, but anime movies are more suitable for anime beginners. The one-shot type for a...

Hayao Miyazaki leaves his retirement life unfinished for one last movie

World-renowned filmmaker and Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki is retiring to shoot one last movie and goes behind the scenes. 80-year-old Japanese filmmaker New York TimesIn an interview with How Do You Live? announced that he would go behind the camera for a feature film project called. When asked why...

Hoa: A Relaxing Ghibli-Esque Game

Hoa is a great new game if you want something peaceful and reminiscent of a whimsical anime. The Skrollcat Studio game may not have come from Japan, but it is very Ghibli-esque with a beautiful score, whimsical art, and a cute, simple story. The game follows a small fairy named...
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Comic-Con Special Edition: Miyazaki Is Back, Fans Celebrate with ‘Spirited Away’ Anniversary Screening

Following the groundbreaking announcement from The New York Times that legendary Studio Ghibli animator and director Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement for one final film, fans have been rejoicing. So, when Comic-Con: Special Edition put the 20th-anniversary screening of Oscar-winning Spirited Away on the schedule, crowds took little time to pack the long line to get in.

Hayao Miyazaki Is Back For One Final Movie

Hayao Miyazaki, the famed director, has revealed that he would helm Studio Ghibli’s forthcoming movie One Final. Miyazaki is well recognized for his achievements on Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, both produced by Studio Ghibli. Other notable films in which he has appeared include The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky. Obviously, we’re looking forward to seeing what Hayao Miyazaki has planned for us this round.

An Interview with Bluefin | The Geekoning Podcast

Today Mufsin chats with Bluefin all about their giveaway, Comic Con and brand!. Bluefin is a leading North American master distributor of toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. Bluefin’s extensive catalog is highlighted by a diverse range of high quality, officially licensed products from leading brands and manufacturers from Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S.

Best Anime Movies of 2021, Ranked

We’re ranking all anime movies released in 2021 that got enough reviews for a Tomatometer score, including series-originated films that made headline statements at the American box office (Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia), new entries in legendary franchises (Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gundam), and original dramas (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, Josee, The Tiger And The Fish).
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Revisiting ‘Spirited Away’: A Timeless Tale of Capitalism

With the arrival of the annual Ghibli Fest, a beloved set of Studio Ghibli films are back in theaters this winter — indulging millions of fans in their trademark wonder and nostalgia. Many movie-goers, fooled by Ghibli’s mild G or PG ratings and family-friendly image, dismiss Ghibli’s works as simple feel-good movies. After all, how much harm could a talking frog, giant baby, or a set of googly-eyed dust bunnies do? At first glance, “Spirited Away” appears to be a typical coming-of-age adventure — but Hayao Miyazaki’s work is never that clear-cut. Instead, “Spirited Away” is a meticulously-crafted criticism of Westernization and capitalism, a story advocating for a restoration of and respect for the traditional rather than being caught up in a, in contrast to the common modern blind dive for growth and advancement.

Spirited Away 2 Is Coming Or Not? Check Here The Answer!

The movie is set to release on July 20th, 2020. It will be a sequel to the 2001 film “Spirited Away” and it’s directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The plot of the movie has not been revealed yet but we can expect that Chihiro will return as the protagonist in this new installment. Stay tuned for more information about Spirited Away 2!