When Marnie Was There: A New Book in the Ghibli Fairytale
Oct04

When Marnie Was There: A New Book in the Ghibli Fairytale

As the Studio celebrated its 30th birthday last year it was also experiencing a huge transition. Co-founder and figurehead Hayao Miyazaki had stepped down from creating feature films.

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When Marnie Was There (U) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun09

When Marnie Was There (U) | Close-Up Film Review

Studio Ghibli turn yet again to post-World War Two British children’s fiction for their final full-feature film When Marnie Was There. It is co-adapted by the author Joan G. Robinson, although the animation studio doesn’t always need this support, as the faithful and successful The Secret World of Arriety in 2010 proves.

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Trailer: When Marnie Was There
Apr15

Trailer: When Marnie Was There

From the legendary Academy Award-winning animation house Studio Ghibli, comes the haunting and touching tale When Marnie Was There.

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (U)
Mar19

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (U)

Dir. Isao Takahata, Japan, 2014, 115 mins, in both English language and Japanese versions Cast (voice): VariousLate Mizoguchi meets Studio Ghibli: Delicate, watercoloured animation and a beautiful Japanese folk tale make The Tale of the Princess Kaguya a worthy final film from the ‘other’ Ghibli co-founder. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was slated for release at the same time as Hiyao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, to mark 25 years...

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Interview: Isao Takahata – The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.
Mar14

Interview: Isao Takahata – The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.

Acclaimed director Isao Takahata’s first film in fourteen years is the Academy Award nominated The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. In 1985, Takahata was one of the founding fathers of animation hothouse Studio Ghibli along with fellow director Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki. Miyazaki, 74, announced his retirement in 2013 and Takahata, who will be 80 this year, says that The Tale of the Princess Kaguya will be his last...

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