Studio Ghibli

Interview: Producer Geoffrey Wexler talks living in the shadow of Ghibli in Mary and the Witch’s Flower

January 19, 2018

Earlier this week I caught up with Producer Geoffrey Wexler, who talked about Studio Ponoc’s first feature, Mary and the Witch’s Flower. Comprised of ex-members of Studio Ghibli, we talk about creating the film in the shadow of the iconic Japanese animation studio’s legacy, creating strong female characters and working with an incredible English cast. We […]

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ACMI announces celebration of Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli in August

July 17, 2017

A month-long film season dedicated to the studio behind some of the most beloved Japanese animations will be screening at ACMI from August. Celebrate! Studio Ghibli will screen 23 titles from the animation company, which ACMI states will “give audiences the chance to delve into the beautifully realised worlds and uniquely imaginative storytelling of Studio Ghibli” […]

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Melbourne’s getting an unofficial Studio Ghibli party in May

March 23, 2017

To celebrate 32 years of some of the best, most unique and heartfelt animation to ever grace our screens, the very discerning folk at Supersmall Club will be hosting a massive (unofficial) party dedicated to none other than Studio Ghibli. The iconic Japanese animation film studio has inspired a pop-culture soiree of the kind Melbourne […]

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Studio Ghibli’s Only Yesterday comes to a cinema near you

April 12, 2016

The Studio Ghibli classic Only Yesterday is returning to Australian cinemas this may in time for its 25th Anniversary. Directed by Isao Takahata (Graves of the Fireflies, Pom Poko), Only Yesterday tells the story of a 27 year old Taeko who lives in Tokyo, but after a trip to visit her family in the countryside begins to rekindle […]

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Studio Ghibli given the spotlight at The Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney

June 5, 2015

The Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney will play host to a program of Studio Ghibli favourites, including several screenings of the newest Ghibli film When Marnie Was There. The film is an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson‘s 1968 British novel of the same name. The film follows Anna Sasaki, an orphan in foster […]

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Film Review: When Marnie Was There (PG) (Japan, 2015)

May 11, 2015

In the bustling city of Sapporo, Anna (Sara Takatsuki) sits alone and silently sketches the other, happy girls. Presumably they don’t have asthma, their parents are alive and, unlike her foster parents, they don’t keep them just for the tax benefit. After she has an attack that asthma cannot fully explain, her foster mother, Yoriko […]

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Our 5 favourite Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli films

April 16, 2015

Hayao Miyazaki is a world-renowned and celebrated animator, auteur and founding member of the iconic Japanese studio house Studio Ghibli. To celebrate the release of The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki a DVD/Blu-Ray collection from Madman Entertainment that contains 11 of Miyazaki’s feature films in one boxset (read about it here), we’re taking a look […]

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Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There gets limited release

April 14, 2015

In exciting news for Studio Ghibli fans, Madman Entertainment have announced that the animation powerhouse’s latest When Marnie Was There will get a limited release in cinemas across the country from May 14-27. Cinemagoers will also get the choice to see the film in its original form with subtitles or a dubbed English language version. […]

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