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Studio Ghibli to close film production department… maybe

Studio Ghibli is shuttering its animation feature film department… depending on who you ask. Hypable reports Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli’s general manager, took to Japanese TV to announced the closure of the wing that produced such classic movies as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and many, many more. However, SlashFilm (and many others) insist this is […]

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Hayao technology – The Wind Rises review

By Glenn Dunks February 25, 2014 “Artists are only creative for ten years,” says the lead character of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Given the Japanese animation legend has been writing and directing for 35 years – his debut was 1979’s The Castle of Cagliostro – that’s a particularly glum career assessment and likely the […]

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki set to retire

Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary filmmaker behind such Studio Ghibli classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, is retiring. The announcement was made by Ghibli president Hoshino Koji at the Venice Film Festival, where Miyazaki’s last film, The Wind Rises, is playing in competition. According to Twitch, Koji […]

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