Hayao Miyazaki

'The Wind Rises' Stuns Critics as Hayao Miyazaki Leaves on a High

9th May 2014 -

 News

If ‘The Wind Rises’ is really to be Hayao Miyazaki’s last feature, then he certainly departs the medium at a good moment, receiveing critical acclaim for his historical drama, which also achivieved commercial success by...

The Wind Rises

9th May 2014 -

 Movie Review

For what he has said will be his final film, animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki tackles a controversial biopic that could just as easily have been shot in live action. It's as if he's challenging filmmakers...

The Wind Rises

7th April 2014 -

 Video

Jiro Horikoshi is an aeronautical engineer whose childhood was filled with dreams about becoming a pilot. His poor vision meant that he would never realise his ambition, but he is encouraged to keep up his...

The Wind Rises

28th February 2014 -

 Video

When Jiro Horikoshi was a young boy, all he ever dreamed about was flying planes - at least he did until one night he came across Italian plane designer Caproni in one of his dreams,...

Emily Blunt And John Krasinski Team Up For Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film

19th December 2013 -

 News

Hollywood couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are set to work together for the first time in Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's final movie.The married stars, who are expecting their first child together next year (14),...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt join The Wind Rises

18th December 2013 -

 News

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt will provide voices for 'The Wind Rises'.The 'Looper' stars will reunite to voice the lead characters in the English-language version of acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki's final movie before he...

Animé Director Hayao Miyazaki Will Officially Retire After 'The Wind Rises' [Trailer]

6th September 2013 -

 News

Hayao Miyazaki has officially confirmed that he will retire after the release of his upcoming swan song, The Wind Rises, after Studio Ghibli's president, Koju Hoshino, made the initial announcement at the Venice Film Festival...

Jurassic Park 3d Remains No. 1 In China

3rd September 2013 -

 News

Jurassic Park 3D held on to first place at the Chinese box office in its second week, earning $16.34 million and bringing its gross to nearly $50 million, the website ChinaFilmNews.com reported today (Tuesday). In...

Hayao Miyazaki Set To Retire From Film Making, Does He Leave On Top?

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Director Hayao Miyazaki is set to retire from making feature films after his latest project The Wind Rises which was released in Japan on July 20th 2013. The announcement was delivered by the President of...

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki To Retire From Animation: 'The Wind Rises' Will Be Swan Song

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Hayao Miyazaki, anime director and animator, will soon retire from filmmaking it was announced at the premiere of his latest and last film, The Wind Rises, at the Venice Film Festival. Koju Hoshino, president of...

Hayao Miyazaki to retire

2nd September 2013 -

 News

'Spirited Away' director Hayao Miyazaki is retiring. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is bowing out of the movie world with 'The Wind Rises' - in competition at the Venice Film Festival this year - his Studio Ghibli...

Critics In Awe Of Hayao Miyazaki's Final Film; The Wind Rises

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Hayao Miyazaki was not present during the screening of his new film, The Wind Rises, at the 70th Venice Film Festival this weekend, as he maintained his status as one of Japan's most famous recluses....

Animator Hayao Miyazaki Retiring After 'The Wind Rises'

2nd September 2013 -

 News

Hayao Miyazaki is retiring after five decades creating critically acclaimed animation films.The announcement was made at the Venice Film festival by Studio Ghibli head, Koji Hoshino, who said "Miyazaki has decided that Kaze Tachinu (The...

Director Hayao Miyazaki To Retire At 72

1st September 2013 -

 News

Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki is set to retire from movie-making following the release of his final film, The Wind Rises.The acclaimed animator, 72, was absent on Sunday (01Sep13) as his last picture premiered at the...

Hayao Miyazaki Announces Retirement For Unspecified Reasons

1st September 2013 -

 News

Hayao Miyazaki will no longer be making awe-inspiring films or challenging the conventions of standard animation, as it has been announced that the great animator is due to retire following the release of his latest...

From Up on Poppy Hill

25th July 2013 -

 Movie Review

From the studio that brought us classics like Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, this animated drama feels unusually low-key and realistic. But while the lack of fantastical elements leaves it somewhat dry, as if...

Arrietty

28th July 2011 -

 Movie Review

Based on Mary Norton's classic novel The Borrowers, this film features striking animation and a story that's rich, detailed and full of vividly engaging characters. And it refreshingly refuses to play by Hollywood rules about...

Ponyo

12th February 2010 -

 Movie Review

As with Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, Miyazaki takes us on a strange flight of fantasy with this adventure centred around two young children. While it continually stimulates our imagination, it's a little too...

Solid Debuts For District 9, Time Traveler

18th August 2009 -

 News

District 9 's final weekend results were slightly better than studio estimates, while The Time Traveler's Wife were slightly worse. District 9 wound up with $37.4 million, while The Time Traveler's Wife took in $18.6...

Movie Reviews Ponyo

17th August 2009 -

 News

Critics by and large have always been taken with the artistry of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. So have overseas audiences, who have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to see his films, which include 1997's...

District 9 Expected To Win Weekend Box Office

14th August 2009 -

 News

Riding the wave of intense Internet buzz, Sony Picture's sci-fi flick District 9 is expected to prevail over four other newcomers this weekend as well as last week's champ, Paramount's G.I. Joe . The film...

Miyazaki's Ponyo To Get Full Court Press

12th August 2009 -

 News

The Walt Disney Company, which holds the distribution rights to the films of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki but has never put much marketing effort behind them, is set to give Miyazaki's latest film, Ponyo ,...

Five U.s. Films To Compete At Venice

29th July 2008 -

 News

Five U.S. films are among the 21 that will compete for the prestigious Golden Lion award at the 65th annual Venice Film Festival, the Biennale, scheduled to run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 6. At...

Darren Aronofsky Film Confirmed For Venice Festival

29th July 2008 -

 News

Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler has been entered in competition for the Golden Lion at this year's Venice film festival.The Requiem for a Dream director - who was this week confirmed to direct a...

The Castle of Cagliostro

4th January 2007 -

 Movie Review

Allegedly a Japanese animated classic, The Castle of Cagliostro gives us the story of one Lupin III, an annoying James Bond wannabe who rescues a princess, foils a counterfeiting plot, and causes all kinds...

Younger Voters Invited To Oscar Club

6th July 2006 -

 News

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has often been accused of being an old-man's club that is out of touch with the sensibilities of young filmmakers, has invited 120 actors, directors, producers,...

Whisper of the Heart

31st March 2006 -

 Movie Review

One of Studio Ghibli's strangest productions has to be this, Whisper of the Heart. Not because of any crazy morphing creatures -- though the film has a few of those -- but because of its...

Miyazaki Dismisses Retirement Rumours

15th February 2006 -

 News

Japanese animation director HAYAO MIYAZAKI has rubbished rumours he is retiring from his film career, insisting he still has plenty of unfinished business. The 65-year-old, often called the WALT DISNEY of Japan, claims he...

Porco Rosso

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Even Hayao Miyazaki's biggest fans are unlikely to have seen Porco Rosso, one of his most delightful -- and socially important -- works.Title character Porco Rosso is, well, a man with the head of a...

Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Despite Disney's many sins and failures, it looks like someone there finally got his act together. In a generous deal with Anime auteur Hayao Miyazaki and Japan's Tokuma Publishing, Disney will oversee the worldwide release...

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