There are no walking houses, magical forest creatures or one-way trains to the spirit world in "When Marnie Was There," but that doesn't mean Studio Ghibli's latest isn't brimming over with its own…
Like mecca for animation buffs, the Ghibli Museum is reason enough to visit Japan. As Variety's resident toon aficionado, my pilgrimage began with an invitation to attend the Tokyo Intl. Film…
For animation lovers, peering inside the walls of Studio Ghibli is like being granted a guided tour of Santa's workshop.
Producer further clarifies remarks about famed Japanese anime company's production hiatus
TOKYO — Veteran Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki discussed the famed animation house’s future in a documentary broadcast by the TBS network on its “Jonetsu Tairiku” program on Sunday evening. …
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.