Studio Ghibli Developing New Animation Film The Red Turtle for 2016 Release

The Red Turtle - Studio GhibliLate 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

Studio Ghibli Not Shutting Down, Looking to Rebuild the Studio for the Next Generation

Studio-Ghibli-to-Rebuild-for-Next-GenerationFor decades, Studio Ghibli has been the best known animation house outside of the US, and one of the best known animation houses in the world, producing films that rival and often surpass many classics from the likes of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks.

Last year, the studio’s co-founder and legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announced that The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ/ Kaze Tachinu) would be his last film, retiring from directing almost thirty years after founding the company with Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma.

Suzuki stepped up as general manager in his place, retiring from his own work as a producer, and yesterday he appeared on TBS’ Jōnetsu Tairiku in Japan to discuss the studio’s future. Continue reading