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    Hayao Miyazaki Returns to Filmmaking, Reveals Title of Next Animated Feature

    The king of Japanese animation has come out of retirement for another feature film. Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary artistic force behind Studio Ghibli, revealed the title of his next– and supposedly, last– film at the opening of the Natsume Soseki Memorial Museum at Waseda University in Tokyo. The full-length feature animation is called “Kimitachi wa Do […] More

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    Studio Ghibli may be on the verge of shutting down

    Some potentially sad news is making its way around the internet, as rumors have Studio Ghibli possibly becoming a thing of the past. The animation studio, famous for putting out the works of Hayao Miyazaki (who co-founded the studio), could wind up shutting its doors, which would be a loss for the film community as […] More

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    A Remake-able Idea?

    I’m very much against Americans remaking foreign films because of the horrible results that come about; major tanks that deserve mentioning include ‘The Departed’ which was inspired by ‘Infernal Affairs’ (2002) and ‘Godzilla’ (1998). That is to say, I’m not against foreign films inspiring American films. When the term ‘remake’ is used, most people think […] More

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    AFI Festival: The Wind Rises (★★½)

    Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has made his career with totally unique, and in most cases magical stories. His final directorial outing, “The Wind Rises,” is a change of pace as he takes on a biopic, but his ability to charm the audience is no less. A lovely piece about dreams and the spirit of creation, […] More

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    ‘The Wind Rises’ Gets an Oscar® Qualifying Run for 2013!

    One of the frontrunners for Animated Feature has emerged.  Hayao Miyazaki’s last film, “The Wind Rises” will get an Oscar-qualifying run November 8 in New York and Los Angeles before opening wide in February 2014.  Read the Press Release down below. BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2013) – The Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli revealed North […] More

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    Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 63: Oscar Season Kickoff and Festival Recap Play in new window | Download () | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to another edition of the Awards Circuit Power Hour, our weekly podcast diving deep into all things film, television, and entertainment. Happy Labor Day everyone!  We get together this week for a short […] More

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    Disney Picks Up ‘The Wind Rises’ for North American Distribution!

    Hayao Miyazaki is a god among many.  His previous efforts like Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo (2008) were all well-received by critics and fans alike.  Many have been anticipating his return with his newest film, The Wind Rises.  Disney announced today that it will handle the North American distribution for the […] More

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