- Lichtung Media has released several soundtracks and image albums in the UK. An Amazon.uk rundown of availability.
- Discotek Media is releasing Panda! Go Panda! and the first TV series of Lupin III this spring in the US.
- Clips from the French subtitled version of Kokuriko-zaka kara
- Wired compares Disney vs. Ghibli
- Official US Arrietty website opens along with a new trailer
- LA-area fans can try their luck at snagging a seat to a sneak preview of Arrietty
Thanks to Heinz Freyhofer, Jordan Scott, and Daniel Zelter for the news.
--LLin 19:11, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
More US Ghibli Festivals Details
- Crunchyroll has details on the Dallas leg of the GKids US Ghibli tour. Films are showing on January 21st and 22nd and tickets are just $5.
- Details (subs/dubs, showtimes) on the LA portion are at CityOnFire.
- A clip from the UK version of [Arrietty] is at Bleeding Cool. The film opens in US theaters on February 17.
- Miyazaki drew a dragon for Studio Ghibli's New Year's greeting card
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.
--LLin 04:30, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Kokuriko French Release Date
Kokuriko Zaka Kara will get a French release as "La Colline aux Coquelicots" (Eng. "The Hill of Poppies")
Note: "Kokuriko" is the Japanese transcription of the French word "Coquelicots" (Poppies).
The French launch is scheduled for January 11th - no word yet on whether it will be dubbed in French or screened in the original version with subtitles.
YouTube has the French version of the trailer
Thanks to Ettore Trento for the news.
-- Mrgazpacho 22:31, 2 January 2012 (UTC)