In the States, Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature is being heavily touted as a contender for the Best Animated Feature category in the Oscars. On our shores, however, StudioCanal has opted to hold back The Red Turtle UK release date for May, which means it sadly won’t be eligible for the BAFTAs this year. Continue reading
While The Red Turtle has Studio Ghibli behind it as a co-producer on the project, the film isn’t standard Ghibli fare. It has some of the hallmarks of a typical Ghibli film, but the feel of it is just not quite the same, and it’s very clear this is a co-production rather than a new Ghibli movie. Continue reading
Cannes has long been a mainstay for Ken Loach on the festival circuit, with more than a dozen of his films making appearances there over the years. Ten years ago, he won his first Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley. And yesterday he walked away from Cannes 2016 with his second Palme d’Or in hand for his very well-received drama, I, Daniel Blake. Continue reading
Late last summer, we heard that Studio Ghibli was taking a step back from the world of animation to consider where to move forward following legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement. Now we have our answer in The Red Turtle. Continue reading
The film was released in Japan way back in 2013, and landed in the US late last year. And now StudioCanal is doing the honours of releasing it here in the UK in two weeks’ time. Continue reading
Best known for her role as Sally Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, the young Kiernan Shipka has been announced as one of the two leads the English-language voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There, sharing the recording booth with Pitch Perfect 2’s Hailee Steinfeld.
The film was released in Japan last summer. And along with the new voice cast, US distributor GKIDS has revealed that it will be crossing the Pacific in May. Continue reading