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Studio Ghibli Theme Park Readies for Launch in November, Details Revealed

The forthcoming theme park based on the much-beloved films of Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary Studio Ghibli will throw open its door to the world Nov. 1, the company and Japanese officials revealed Thursday. Ghibli Park will be located within 494 acres of natural parkland in Nagakute in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, around 90 miles east of Kyoto […]

Netflix Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’ for All Markets Outside U.S., Japan

Netflix has added to its large pool of licensed content from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, picking up the legendary anime house’s most recent feature Earwig and the Witch. Like the 21 other Studio Ghibli titles that have been in Netflix’s stable since last year, the streamer has rights to the new feature for all territories around […]

Animation’s Coming of Age: The Evolution of GKIDS

Indie distributor GKIDS launched in 2008 with a focus on animated movies, but despite its moniker, its releases are not just for kids. “I had been running the New York International Children’s Film Festival. We were the de facto entry point for a lot of really amazing animation and because we define children very loosely at NYICFF, a lot of the films we presented were films for adults as well,” relates founder and CEO, Eric Beckman. “The passion for me and for [company president David Jesteadt] initially, was this idea that animation was this vibrant art form, on par with live-action.”

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ to Get Stage Adaptation

The adaptation has Studio Ghibli's full cooperation and it will be written and directed by Tony winner John Caird ('Les Miserables').

Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves Lead Voice Cast for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Richard E. Grant, Kacey Musgraves, Dan Stevens Lead Studio Ghibli's 'Earwig and the Witch' English language voice cast.

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights to Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

GKIDS acquires North American distribution rights to Studio Ghibli's 'Earwig and the Witch,' directed by Goro Miyazaki.

Netflix Snaps Up Rights to Studio Ghibli Films Outside North America, Japan

Netflix has acquired exclusive streaming rights to the full film catalog from beloved Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli for all territories in the world outside North America and Japan. Given the profound global popularity of Hayao Miyazaki's classic works, the pickup represents a major win for the streaming giant in the international markets that it now depends on for growth.

Studio Ghibli Films to Stream Exclusively on HBO Max

All 21 films from Studio Ghibli will be available to stream exclusively on HBO Max in spring 2020.

Former Studio Ghibli Animators to Create Tokyo Olympics Short

Studio Ponoc, founded in 2015 by ex-Studio Ghibli animators, will produce an anime short for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, in an Olympic first, the company announced at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.

Studio Ghibli Park Set to Open in Japan in 2022

Japanese anime hit factory Studio Ghibli is to open a theme park in Japan in 2022 and has plans for other projects, possibly including a stage play.

Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 Classic ‘Spirited Away’ Finally Gets Release in China

Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning anime classic, 'Spirited Away,' will finally debut in Chinese theaters June 21, 18 years after its original release in Japan.

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Gets China Release Date

Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbor Totoro' ('Tonari no Totoro') will be the first Studio Ghibli film to get a theatrical release in China, on Dec. 14, the 30th anniversary of the much-loved anime's debut.