Isao Takahata's retelling of the oldest recorded Japanese narrative is a visionary tour de force.
The Japanese market loves homegrown hand-drawn animation: In 2013, six of the 10 top-earning domestic films were toons, with Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," at $120 million, topping the list. And…
Ticket sales in Japan edged up fractionally in 2013, but total box office edged down by a whisker.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt head up the English-language voice cast for Disney's 2014 release of "The Wind Rises," the final anime feature from Japanese maestro Hayao Miyazaki.
"When Marnie Was There," has been set as the first feature to emerge from Japan's powerhouse animation studio Studio Ghibli in the new post Hayao Miyazaki era.
"The Story of Princess Kaguya," Anime maestro Isao Takahata's first feature in 14 years, topped the Japanese BO on its opening weekend.
Geoffrey Wexler and Frank Marshall will exec produce a dubbed version of Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises," with Gary Rydstrom directing and the voice cast to be announced soon.
Hayao Miyazaki told the media on Friday that he will definitely not direct any more feature films. "I'm really serious this time." But he left the door open for other projects.
VENICE — Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki will retire after making eleven features that have secured him a spot among the world's most beloved and visionary toon meisters. This sad news was…
Hayao Miyazaki's hauntingly beautiful historical epic draws a sober portrait of Japan between the two World Wars.
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