The Art of The Wind Rises

Fans will now get the chance to own the beautiful artwork from Miyazaki’s stunning film The Wind Rises. The book will contain the first sketches of the film, detailed interviews, artwork and more. (more…)

Gkids Releases The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli’s film The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which was directed by Isao Takahata,  will be released in the U.S. this fall.  Gkids have bought the rights to the film and also the theatrical, non-theatrical, home video and television rights in North America.  This agreement was done between Eric Beckman from Gkids and Geoffrey Wexler from Studio Ghibli.  The film will be  released in theaters and eligible to receive an Oscar amongst other awards.

The same crew who created the english versions of The Wind Rises and From Up on Poppy Hill will do the same for The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The film is about the life of Princess Kaguya  beginning from when she was a baby to her adulthood.  This is Takahata’s first film in fourteen years since he directed Grave of the Fireflies.

Behind the Scenes of The Wind Rises

This video shows the voices behind the characters of Miyazaki’s stunning film The Wind Rises.  Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt who voices Jiro Horikoshi, Emily Blunt (Nahoko Satomi), John Krasinski (Honjo), and others as they record their voices for the making of the film.

The Wind Rises Wins Annie Award

Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpiece The Wind Rises has won an Annie Award for Best Writing in an Animated Film.  It has also won a well deserved number of awards for Best Animated Film which are from the:

Chicago Film Critics Association

New York Film Critics Circle

Boston Society of Film Critics

San Diego Film Critics Society

Toronto Film Critics Association

Online Film Critics Society

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Hayao Miyazaki’s Reason for Retirement

Hayao Miyazaki is still dedicated to creating classic anime films but sadly his body just can’t keep up anymore.  Miyazaki stated that his poor vision and age are the major reasons as to why he’s calling it quits for good in the world of animation. (more…)