‘The Wind Rises’ Coming to U.S. Theaters in February 2014


The U.S. release schedule has been announced for Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature film The Wind Rises. The Walt Disney Company and Studio Ghibli made the announcement this past week from the Toronto International Film Festival where the film made its North American debut.

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Hayao Miyazaki Discusses His Retirement


Although revered animation director Hayao Miyazaki is retiring from directing animated feature films, he is not going to stop his creative work. The Japan Times has posted a video of last week’s press conference with Miyazaki where he talked with the media about the reasons behind his retirement and his plans for the future.

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Studio Ghibli Announces Hayao Miyazaki’s Retirement


During a press event at the Venice Film Festival this weekend, Koju Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli, announced that beloved animation director Hayao Miyazaki will be retiring and that The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) will be his last film. The Wind Rises is in the feature film competition at the Venice Film Festival.

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Disney to Distribute ‘The Wind Rises’


The Walt Disney Studios has announced that it will be the U.S. distributor for Studio Ghibli’s latest film The Wind Rises. No opening date has been announced. The film will make its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

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Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Wind Rises’ to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival


The Wind Rises, the latest film from Studio Ghibli, will screen next month at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the film tells the story of the designer of the Japanese Zero fighter planes used in World War II.

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Beautiful New Images Released from Studio Ghibli’s Upcoming ‘The Wind Rises’


No studio these days seems to have a more consistent and signature animation style than Studio Ghibli. Check out the beautiful new images we’ve seen online from their upcoming film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) directed by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The film opens exclusively in Japan on July 20, 2013.

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Studio Ghibli’s From Up On Poppy Hill Begins Limited Theatrical Release In U.S.


The English-language dub version of Studio Ghibli’s 2011 film From Up on Poppy Hill opens today in New York and will expand to Los Angeles and other select U.S. cities later this month. The official theater list and current U.S. release schedule is available on the film’s Facebook page. The English-speaking voice cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Gillian Anderson, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks, Aubrey Plaza and Beau Bridges. The film is being distributed in the U.S. by GKIDS Films.

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New Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s From Up On Poppy Hill


Over the years, Studio Ghibli has become one of the most beloved and iconic names in animated cinema. Studio Ghibli is one of the few animation houses that still has a reverence for hand-drawn animation and nearly every film they release is nothing short of a master work; especially when the name Miyazaki is attached.

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