- 1 More Ponyo Ticket Giveaways, Watershed Film Series, Miyazaki/Lasseter Press Conference
- 2 Miyazaki's on-stage conversation
- 3 New Ghibli commercial by Miyazaki Goro
- 4 Ponyo Articles from Around the Web
- 5 More: Impressions on Miyazaki's US Trip (updated with video footage)
- 6 Ghibli Museum's Ponyo Exhibition
- 7 Ponyo East Coast Premiere
- 8 Ponyo US DVD/BD Release Date, Totoro Forest Project
- 9 Variety Series on Miyazaki
- 10 Ghibli Asemamire Episode Translation
- 11 Additional Ghibli-related Material Translations
- 12 Australian Ponyo Website up
- 13 Miyazaki Talks about Ponyo's End Credits
- 14 Studio Ghibli Diary Tidbits
- 15 US Ponyo Website Live
- 16 New York Times and Miyazaki's US Trip
- 17 Hayao Miyazaki Festival in Vienna
- 18 Miyazaki and Fuchinomori Forest
- 19 Images of recalled Ponyo box set
More Ponyo Ticket Giveaways, Watershed Film Series, Miyazaki/Lasseter Press Conference
- Watershed in Bristol is hosting a Studio Ghibli Cinekids Summer Season with screenings of Spirited Away, (Mon 03 - Thu 06 Aug), The Cat Returns (Mon 10 - Thu 13 Aug), Howl's Moving Castle (Mon 17 - Thu 20 Aug) and Tales from Earthsea (Mon 24 - Thu 27 Aug). All ages are welcome to attend. The fee for each is only £2.00 per child/£3.50 adults.
- Cartoon Brew has some clips from a press conference held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 28.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter and James Stott for the news.
--LLin 22:13, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Miyazaki's on-stage conversation
- Film critic Michael Guillén brings an extensive special article on the on-stage conversation with Miyazaki.
- Doug Jones, Senior Programmer of the LA Film Fest, reports on the Ponyo press conference in Beverly Hills and Miyazaki's visit to San Diego Comic-Con.
--19:21, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
New Ghibli commercial by Miyazaki Goro
Studio Ghibli is to release a new commercial for Yomiuri Shimbun by Goro Miyazaki tomorrow. More details at GhibliWorld.
--13:51, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Ponyo Articles from Around the Web
- LA Times
- GhibliWorld: new photo collection of Miyazaki in the US
- NY Times
- Washington DC tickets contest
- NYC tickets contest
- Toronto tickets contest
- Ponyo @ Ghent
- Ponyo on ET
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.
--LLin 05:41, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
More: Impressions on Miyazaki's US Trip (updated with video footage)
A visit around the web with thoughts on Miyazaki's visit:
- Weigy covers Miyazaki's Comic Con visit
- LA Times delves into Miyazaki's anti-war stance
- Time Magazine's blog gives a glimpse of an upcoming paper feature
- Entertainment Weekly publishes a Q&A with Miyazaki and John Lassetter
- The New York Times covers Miyazaki's US swing
- Video footage of Miyazaki and John Lasseter
Other assorted links:
Thanks to Richmond Chaisiri and Daniel Zelter for the news.
--LLin 16:03, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Ghibli Museum's Ponyo Exhibition
A look at Ghibli Museum's Ponyo Exhibition over at GhibliWorld.
--12:05, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Ponyo East Coast Premiere
The New York International Children's Film Festival screens Ponyo Sunday, August 9 at 3:00pm. Many other Studio Ghibli films have graced the NYICFF including the only Studio Ghibli Museum short to play outside of the museum.
Thanks to jb for the news.
--LLin 06:09, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Ponyo US DVD/BD Release Date, Totoro Forest Project
AUG09 1806 PONYO DVD WS (Net) (C: 0-1-3) 10/28/09 SRP: $19.99 AUG09 1807 PONYO DVD SPEC ED (Net) (C: 0-1-3) 10/28/09 SRP: $32.99 AUG09 1808 PONYO BLU-RAY (Net) (C: 0-1-3) 10/28/09 SRP: $39.99
A book about the Totoro Forest Project is listed on Amazon with a December 2010 release date but it might just be a placeholder (note by GhibliWorld: a new release of the TFP book has not been arranged yet, it is merely a placeholder).
Thanks to Kevin Thomas for the news.
--LLin 02:05, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Variety Series on Miyazaki
Thanks to Daniel Zelter and Cindy and Don Hewitt for the news.
--LLin 23:15, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Ghibli Asemamire Episode Translation
An unofficial English translation of the August 2008 conversation between Toshio Suzuki and Mamoru Oshii is available for perusal. "The often-heated but always-friendly conversation touches a number of subjects, from Ponyo and The Sky Crawlers, to the state of the Japanese animation industry and the fate of hand-drawn animation." A highly recommended reading.
Thanks to Ko Ransom for the news.
--LLin 17:05, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Ko Ransom, who occasionally posts on the welcome datacomp weblog, has provided an additional translation of the interview between Toshio Suzuki and Mamoru Oshii on the 12th August 2008. This took place during Episode 45 of Ghibli Asemamire, on Tokyo FM.
Ko has also translated a blog post by Kentaro Takekuma (based on his own lecture notes) on the topic Why is the Manga Version of Nausicaa So Hard to Read?
-- Mrgazpacho 15:17, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Australian Ponyo Website up
-- Mrgazpacho 06:09, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Miyazaki Talks about Ponyo's End Credits
This week's episode of Suzuki's Ghibli Asemamire had Miyazaki talking about Ponyo's end credits. Together with an English version of the end credits GhibliWorld brings a report on it.
--08:58, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Studio Ghibli Diary Tidbits
- The US release of Ponyo includes a remixed version of the original theme song for the ending credits according to the July 8 entry.
- The July 10 entry mentions that Studio Ghibli's next film will be released in 2010.
Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.
--LLin 03:25, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
US Ponyo Website Live
Disney's Ponyo website has gone live and feature the trailer along with character info, wallpaper, gallery, and a small Flash game.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.
--LLin 17:39, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
New York Times and Miyazaki's US Trip
Japan's Master Animator to Be Honored in U.S. Visit is the New York Times headline for an article covering Miyazaki's upcoming US tour.
--LLin 19:55, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Hayao Miyazaki Festival in Vienna
The Filmcasino cinema in Vienna is hosting a Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective with the title "Spirited Away - Die fantastischen Welten des Hayao Miyazaki" from 17 September to 24 September 2009.
The full program and showtimes have not be finalized but will include:
- Castle of Cagliostro - German dubbed version (digital print)
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - OV with German/French subtitles (35mm)
- My Neighbor Totoro - OV with English subtitles (35mm)
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky - OV with English subtitles and German dubbed version (35mm)
- Kiki's Delivery Service - OV with English subtitles (35mm)
- Porco Rosso - OV with English subtitles (35mm)
- Princess Mononoke - OV with German subtitles and German dubbed version (35mm)
- Spirited Away - OV with German subtitles and German dubbed version (35mm)
- Howl's Moving Castle - OV with German subtitles and German dubbed version (35mm)
OV = Original Version, basically the Japanese soundtrack
Thanks to Dóra Artner for the news.
--LLin 14:51, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Miyazaki and Fuchinomori Forest
The Kayanuma-Ekimae Photo Studio hosts an extensive photo gallery of Miyazaki and local residents' activity in the Fuchinomori forest. The tenth photograph from the bottom shows My Neighbor Totoro theme song singer Inoue Azumi visiting Fuchinomori. More on Miyazaki and the protection of the forest.
Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.
--LLin 18:05, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Images of recalled Ponyo box set
GhibliWorld brings images of the 9-disc Ponyo box set that has been recalled by Studio Ghibli. Its new release date has been moved to December.
--18:04, 5 July 2009 (UTC)