February 2007

February 26, 2007 News from Finland
The Finnish premiere of Kiki's Delivery Service (distributed by Cinema Mondo) will be March 30 under name Kikin lähettipalvelu. The original Japanese dub and a Finnish dub will be screened. The official website.

On March 7 Naapurini Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) will receive a Finnish DVD release.

Thanks to Henri Partanen and Taneli Palmen for the news.

February 21, 2007 Ghibli News Bits
The latest GhibliWorld update covers Kazao Oga's latest project, an Iblard DVD, and the newest short film at the Studio Ghibli Museum. The results of the Ghibli Goods Giveaway are also revealed.

Goro Miyazaki will travel to Paris in early March in support of Tales of Earthsea's French launch. Michel Ocelot, who's film Azur Et Asmar will be distributed by Ghibli in Japan, is a special guest of honor at the premiere.

Thanks to Peter van der Lugt and T. Ishikawa for the news.

February 19, 2007 Channel 4 Ghibli Showings
Channel 4 in the UK is showing the following films:

Thanks to the many people who wrote in with the news.

February 16, 2007 Steven Spielberg Visits the Studio Ghibli Museum
Ghibli museum director Kiyofumi Nakajima introduces the name of the celebrities who visited the museum on the museum website. According to him, Steven Spielberg visited the museum with his family.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news

February 14, 2007 Goro Miyazaki Visits Taiwan
GhibliWorld has a report on the younger Miyazaki's recent trip to Taiwan in support of Tales from Earthsea.

Thanks to Peter van der Lugt for the news.

February 12, 2007 "Tales from Earthsea" Opening in Poland
The film premieres on May 18 and is distributed by Monolith Plus. No official site exists but the film is listed on the Monolith Plus site.

Thanks to Michal Durys for the news.

February 8, 2007 "Howl's Moving Castle" Airing in Latin America
The Latin American version of Cinemax will begin showing Howl's Moving Castle on 14 February 2007 and more than a dozen times in March.

Thanks to Jorge Enrique Monsegny Parra for the news.

February 6, 2007 "Princess Mononoke" Screening in Pasadena
The Rialto Theater in Pasadena is holding a midnight screening (English dub) of Princess Mononoke on March 3.

1023 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 388-2122

Thanks to Michael Kaye for the news.

February 5, 2007 Updated: Voice Cast Forming for Miyazaki's Next Film
According to the January 30 production diary, voice cast audition for Miyazaki's as-yet-unnamed next film have begun. 160 children attended the audition. This diary also shows a picture the next exhibition Miyazaki and Takahata are preparing for the Studio Ghibli Museum. The exhibition begins in May.

GhibliWorld has additional details and more in their latest news update.

Thanks to T.Ishikawa and Peter van der Lugt for the news.