Studio Same As It Ever Was Ghibli

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 20, 2010 in Animation

Coquelicot saka kara

Studio Ghibli has picked the shojo manga Coquelicot saka kara to be their next film subject. I don’t have to see the film to know that they’ll do an amazing job with it — especially as the manga is reported to be very close to Miyazaki Hayao’s heart. Yet to me it’s sad that Miyazaki doesn’t seem to be taking any chances in his old age. Of course many of the great directors like Walt Disney or Howard Hawks seemed to make the same film again and again over their career; but to me it’s a sad reminder of someone like Tezuka who really experimented in his later years. Read more…

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A New Studio Ghibli Teaser Trailer

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 17, 2010 in Animation

Karigurashi no ArriettyThis is the teaser trailer for the next Studio Ghibli film which will be titled Karigurashi no Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ). The name of the film translates to The Borrower Arrietty and is an adaptation of Mary Norton’s novel The Borrowers. The film will be directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi who worked on previous Ghibli films as a key animator. The plot of the film will cenrer around tiny people who “borrow” things from normal humans in 1950s England. Here is a preview poster and a screenshot of the website: Read more…

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