Sick of Disney? Anime movies can provide a great alternative for young viewers, opening up new cultures and ideas. However, a lot of anime isn’t for children. Here are five wonderful and age-appropriate anime films that little kids will love.
Famed animator Hayao Miyazaki wanted to make a sequel to the 2008 film Ponyo. It never happened. There’s a simple reason for that. Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki did not want to see Ponyo 2.
This is Gimo. It’s a black Scottish Fold. Next to it is Makkuro Kurosuke, a character created by Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki.
There’s a long-standing urban legend that part of Princess Mononoke is really about leprosy. Now, the film’s creator, Hayao Miyazaki, confirmed that this was no legend. It’s a fact.
Make no mistake. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame doesn’t seem easy to please—even if you are his son. Rather, especially if you are his son.
Hayao Miyazaki has retired from feature film making. But before he did, there was a manga he was keen to turn into a movie, but didn’t. That manga was Parasyte.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most celebrated anime creators. He also has the reputation of being a bit outspoken of his opinions. Like how using an iPad is like masturbation, or that time he said he hated cars because they were American. Wait, what?
Last month, the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were attacked, leaving twelve dead. Recently, however, famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he believes the French paper's Muhammad cartoons were a "mistake."
Jin Kim, Character Design Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios, drew this Big Hero 6 piece to express his gratitude to Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki.
The famed anime creator has been busying himself with other projects. Book covers, for example.
"I will make anime until I die," said Hayao Miyazaki in a recent interview. "I like telling stories and drawing pictures." However, Miyazaki stressed that he no longer has the physical strength to do feature length anime, so expect him to work on short anime and manga.
Battle Chef Brigade is a video game stew that's one part Iron Chef, one part brawler, and one part Hayao Miyazaki. My childhood, basically. It looks glorious, and now I am very hungry.
Everyone from Totoro to the characters in The Wind Rises, and even Lupin and the gang are here in Pablo Fernández Eyre's lovely pixelized tribute video to Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
Regarding those misconstrued Studio Ghibli comments Kotaku previously pointed out, producer Toshio Suzuki recently said he was talking about changing the the way Studio Ghibli works. What's more, he said, "It looks like Hayao Miyazaki also wants to make something." There's talk of Miyazaki doing an animated short,…
Because, really, why worry? Famed animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki seems convinced of its demise.
This summer, there's a new Studio Ghibli movie. According to one reported insider, it could be Ghibli's last.
Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame. Yoshiyuki Tomino of Gundam fame. Both are two of Japan's most famous anime creators. And psychiatrist Tamaki Saito gives his professional opinion on what makes both men tick.
They don't look exactly the same. But damn, many of the characters from Japan's most beloved anime certainly look similar.
Would it be a better world if Hayao Miyazaki classics like My Neighbour Totoro or Princess Mononoke were drawn and told in the style of Dragon Ball Z or Sailor Moon? I don't think so, but it'd be a much funnier alternate reality.