Washing up on the shores of Cannes after nearly a decade of painstaking under-the-radar toil, Michael Dudok de Wit's hypnotizing, entirely dialogue-free "The Red Turtle" is a fable so simple, so…
The dual geniuses behind Studio Ghibli, Japan's most revered animation company, aren't getting any younger. At age 75, "Spirited Away" director Hayao Miyazaki has all but retired, now focusing…
This search for the "new Miyazaki" began long before the Oscar-winning auteur released his 2013 swan song.
Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata on His Films, the Animation Industry and Long Friendship With Hayao Miyazaki
Though you'd be hard-pressed to get him to admit it, Japanese animator Isao Takahata is one of the most influential artists in the medium, alongside his longtime collaborator and Studio Ghibli…
Studio Ghibli may celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by quietly ceasing feature filmmaking. But its place in animation history is secure. On its 20th anniversary, the Busan festival is…
Animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki is teaming with CG animator Yuhei Sakuragi to make a short film
Venerable Japanese cartoon company Studio Ghibli has been named as Asian Film Maker of the Year by the Busan International Film Festival.
GKids has acquired North American rights from Studio Ghibli for Isao Takahata’s “Only Yesterday.” The English-language version is voiced by Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Dev Patel…
Animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he is directing an animated short for the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
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…