You'd think that after announcing his retirement from the feature film biz last year, 73-year-old Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, never one to seek out press, would be welcoming a time of…
The Wind Rises
Japanese pics again delivered a solid beating to the Hollywood competition at the local box office in 2013.
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.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
"Her," "The Wind Rises" and "American Hustle" top one critic's list of 2013 favorites.
In terms of box office, life is good for the animation business, as audiences show their affection for the genre. In terms of awards, it's a different story. In the past 85 years, Academy Awards…
"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.
While all three Globes nominated animated features --"The Croods, "Despicable Me 2" and "Frozen"-- all came from the Hollywood majors, there was one conspicuous omission: a Pixar film.
When Kent Jones took the reins of the New York Film Festival last year from its leader of 25 years, Richard Pena all eyes were focused on how his stewardship would shift the tenor, tone and aesthetic…
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.