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Only Yesterday
Animated Japanese film about a woman reflecting on her childhood
"...little-seen gem in the crown of Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli. Directly preceded by two of the studio’s most..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

When Marnie Was There
Will this ghost story be the final film from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli?
"...Say it isn’t so, Studio Ghibli! Scuttlebutt has it that this clever, albeit notably..."

June 5, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
Behind the scenes as the Studio Ghibli mastermind returns to film
"...co-founder, and spiritual sensei of the Tokyo-based animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli (depicted in 2015's The Kingdom of Dreams and..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mary and the Witch's Flower
Studio Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale.
"...of course, but it's often overlooked that much of Studio Ghibli's later output was reworkings of English fantasy novels...."

Feb. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

From Up on Poppy Hill
This latest film from the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is dubbed into English.
"...For nearly three decades, the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli has produced film after film of elevated artistry,..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Pom Poko
"Lost" Studio Ghibli tale of raccoons in peril gets long-delayed release
"...Ponpoko), one of the most obtuse creations in the Studio Ghibli archive by director Isao Takahata. It was wedged..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
From the bamboo grove to the moon
"...but only this breathtakingly lovely offering from Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro) is fit for both hardcore..."

Sept. 21, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Secret World of Arrietty
This new animated film from Japan's Studio Ghibli is based on The Borrowers, a story about 4-inch-tall people who live undetected among their human hosts.
"...If the premise of this Studio Ghibli-produced tale of tiny people living beneath the floorboards..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Stunningly beautiful, Studio Ghibli's latest animated film is a real work of art.
"...Stunningly beautiful, the latest animated film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli is a real work of art. The hand-drawn..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Japanese Madness Overtakes Fantastic Fest
Miike, Sono, and Studio Ghibli all added to lineup
"...The latest from Studio Ghibli, insanity from cult directors Takashi Miike and Sion..."

Aug. 27, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Review: The Red Turtle
Dutch animator teams with Studio Ghibli for wordless, immersive film
"...Wit’s new feature film, The Red Turtle (co-produced by Studio Ghibli), seems a far cry from Fantastic Fest’s staple..."

Sept. 24, 2016 Screens Post by Ashley Moreno

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1
Three short films from Japan's newest major animation studio
"...full-fledged anthology. Instead, it's a showcase for the nascent Studio Ponoc. Founded in 2015, the Japanese animation house pulled..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Documenting Extremes
Behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli and Kink.com
"...surprise that this behind-the-scenes exploration of Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli, the company responsible for such anime classics as..."

Jan. 31, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Endangered Species Conservation
'The Last Unicorn' takes a victory lap at the Alamo Drafthouse
"...I didn't like it. 'We're right here in the studio, I can tape it again if you like.' And..."

May 31, 2013 Screens Feature by Amy Gentry

Fantastic Fest Review: Mary and the Witch's Flower
Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale
"...It's often overlooked that much of Studio Ghibli's later output was re-workings of English fantasy novels...."

Sept. 30, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Anime Beyond Miyazaki Arrives in Austin
Films like I Want to Eat Your Pancreas are changing American tastes for Japanese animation
"...badly dubbed discs, and "respectable" anime – which meant Studio Ghibli, which really meant Hayao Miyazaki. The massive success..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Animation Nations
Napping Princess leads this week's home releases
"...Of course, even if the U.S. studios seem to be in a lull, the Japanese studios..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In This Corner of the World
The life of a Japanese girl during wartime
"...Katabuchi, who co-scripted with Chie Uratani (notably both are Studio Ghibli alumni), focuses almost solely on Suzu’s perspective, thereby..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Medium Is the Message
The co-director of Inside Out talks shop
"...I know you're a fan of Japan's animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli and its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, who retired relatively..."

June 19, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Wind Rises (English dubbed)
The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.
"...Miyazaki’s relative obscurity was brief and, before long, his Studio Ghibli films were licensed for distribution – and redubbing,..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVD Watch: My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki's sweet and monstrous classic arrives on Blu-ray
"...there were any other kind back then) knew about Studio Ghibli. That could explain why the original cinematic release..."

May 21, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Departures
This Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a gentle and comedically nuanced exercise in mourning from Japan.
"...score by Joe Hisaishi, of My Neighbor Totoro and Studio Ghibli fame. The film's tone lies, appropriately, somewhere between..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ponyo
In this animated adventure by the Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki, a 5-year-old boy forms a friendship with a goldfish princess who longs to be human.
"...stunning display of the virtues of 2-D animation. Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli once again proves that CGI animation is, well,..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest Fills the Card
Massive list includes closing night film
"...premiere of the new feature from Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the Studio Ghibli veteran behind When Marnie Was There and The..."

Sept. 5, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Castle in the Sky / Kiki's Delivery Service
Miyazaki conjures a pubescent fable out of whole cloth that both kids and adults will enjoy immensely. Castle in the Sky, from 1986, isn’t Miyazaki’s finest, but that’s like saying Jackson Pollack’s Panel With Four Designs isn’t as good as his Lavender Mist.
"...back, resulting in a slow but semisteady trickle of Studio Ghibli (the director's animation studio) films into the American..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Gay Place
Here and queer – UT Austin launches an LGBTQ Studies program
"...Geeks On Fleek: Studio Ghibli A magical drag tribute to Hayao Miyazaki. Prepare..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Frigid temps and hot queers
"...Geeks On Fleek: Studio Ghibli A magical drag tribute to Hayao Miyazaki. They..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Assessing This Year's Tumultuous Fantastic Fest
Notes from the subdued chaos at the Drafthouse
"...Witch's Flower, a family-friendly anime from the team behind Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. There were also surprise hits, like..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2017 Preview
The show must go on
"...Mary and the Witch's FlowerStudio Ghibli veterans cast a new spell with this anime..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Your Weekend in Film
What major releases and one-off screenings are worth your theatre time
"...of a Japanese girl during wartime is explored by Studio Ghibli alumni. Marc Savlov: “Life during wartime may include..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

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