Goro Miyazaki to Direct New Film For Studio Ghibli

Goro Miyazaki, the son of master animator Hayao Miyzaki, will direct a new film for famed company Studio Gibli. The picture will adapt the 1980 manga Kokuriko-Zaka Kara by Chizuru Takahashi and Tetsur? Sayama.

Goro Miyazaki has made one other film for Studio Ghibli: the poorly-received Tales From Earthsea. The poor reception was due to the fact that the film is thin and not particularly compelling; add the weight of expectation based on the fact that the director is the son of one of the world’s greatest animators, and there were very high expectations the film had no ability to meet. But will his second film be a further slump, or a sophomore score? Read More »


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Studio Ghibli to Announce New Film on December 15

Good news for fans of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese company that has been the traditional home of master animator Hayao Miyazaki along with many other wonderful filmmakers. On Thursday at the Rome International Film Festival, the president of the studio announced that he will “announce Ghibli’s new work on December 15.” Read More »