​The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best. » 1/12/15 8:00am 1/12/15 8:00am

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Create Studio Ghibli In This Amazing Documentary

Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees. » 12/12/14 1:21pm 12/12/14 1:21pm

Hayao Miyazaki: "I'm Going To Continue Making Anime Until I Die"

Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and writer/director of Spirited Away, said in a recent interview he plans to "to continue making anime until I die." So what is he working on? » 11/09/14 4:07pm 11/09/14 4:07pm

This Final Trailer For Ghibli's Tale Of Princess Kaguya Will Wow You

Isao Takahata and Studio Ghibli's stunning new film The Tale of The Princess Kaguya opens in New York and Los Angeles today, with a nation-wide release coming later. Not that you should need another reason to see this beautiful, haunting movie, but this final English-language trailer is especially stunning. » 10/17/14 2:31pm 10/17/14 2:31pm

Hayao Miyazaki Earns A Well-Deserved Lifetime Achievement Oscar

It seems impossible that Hayao Miyazaki has won only one Academy Award over his lengthy career — for Spirited Away — but that number will double when the Academy bestows am honorary Lifetime Achievement Award to the Studio Ghibli co-founder at the sixth annual Governors Awards program. » 8/29/14 6:22am 8/29/14 6:22am

ADHD's Animated Tribute To Studio Ghibli Is Surprisingly Touching

Fox's Animation Domination HD is probably best-known for their terrifying, disgusting "Scientifically Accurate" cartoons. But upon the news that Ghibli may cease production, the animators created this genuinely poignant goodbye to the anime studio that gave us Spirited Away, Totoro and more. » 8/27/14 3:40pm 8/27/14 3:40pm

Studio Ghibli's beautiful new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya will come to America on October 17th, with the voice of Chloe Moretz as Kaguya. Based on the classic Japanese folk tale of the bamboo cutter, Kaguya was directed by Isao Takahata and will be released by Gkids, likely just in time for awards consideration. » 7/15/14 11:50am 7/15/14 11:50am

And the next beloved children's book Ghibli is animating is...

When Marnie Was There, the 1967 novel by Joan G. Robinson. It was #18 on Hayao Miyazaki's list of recommended children's books, so this shouldn't be a shock, although it's worth pointing out that Marnie will be directed by The Secret World of Arriety's Hiromasa Yonebayashi, as Miyazaki still maintains he's retired. » 12/12/13 9:20am 12/12/13 9:20am

Massive trailer for Studio Ghibli's hauntingly beautiful new movie

Do you have three minutes? Do you like beauty? Then I highly recommend to take some time to watch this new, lengthy trailer for Studio Ghibli's new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) directed this gorgeous movie based on the classic Japanese legend The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. » 11/07/13 1:40pm 11/07/13 1:40pm

Studio Ghibli's newest movie is like nothing you've ever seen

The newest movie from Studio Ghibli is not the newest movie from famed director Hayao Miyazaki. The Tale of Princess Kaguya is actually the first film by Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata in 14 years. His films are usually overshadowed by Miyazaki's work... but this trailer reveals this probably won't be a problem for … » 10/23/13 11:20am 10/23/13 11:20am

Sam and Dean enjoy each others' musk in this Supernatural gag reel

The Winchester brothers may spend most of their time hunting demons, but that still leaves them plenty of time to act like idiots, forget their lines, and make each other blow takes as this lengthy Supernatural season 8 gag reel proves. Also, there's a bit of unnaturally long bro-hugging for you fan fic-ionados. Enjoy! » 9/12/13 3:20pm 9/12/13 3:20pm

This week’s DVDs is full of TV shows you wish you’d had this weekend

You don’t have to celebrate Labor Day to know marathoning a TV series is a pleasantly lazy way to spend the weekend. I don’t know why companies waited until after Labor Day to release this cornucopia of TV DVD sets, but oh well. Plus, there’s a new Ghibli flick, Sharknado and MST3K: The Movie! » 9/02/13 11:30am 9/02/13 11:30am

Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement

Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of such films as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and countless other masterpieces, has announced his retirement from feature films. » 9/02/13 6:30am 9/02/13 6:30am

Hayao Miyazaki's new movie finally has a trailer with subtitles

Would you like to see a bit of Studio Ghibli's newest film The Wind Rises and know what the hell is going on? Well, today is your lucky day, because the first English-subtitled trailer has finally arrived. » 8/14/13 2:40pm 8/14/13 2:40pm

8 amazing works you may not have seen from anime's greatest directors

Hayao Miyazaki. Osamu Tezuka. Hideaki Anno. You know these names, and if you don’t, you know their work (Spirited Away, Astro Boy and Evangelion, respectively). But not every awesome anime in every famous director’s oeuvre gets the same attention, so here are eight works by anime's greatest directors you probably… » 7/25/13 10:00am 7/25/13 10:00am

Read This Week’s DVDs or this catbus will eat these children

He’ll do it, too! This catbus is a monster! A giant, furry, adorable monster who stars in the greatest kids’ movie of all time! Plus sexy vampires, underage werewolves, badass bike messengers and more, all in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases! » 5/20/13 3:15pm 5/20/13 3:15pm

Kiki's Delivery Service reopens with a new live-action movie

Fans of anime legend Hayao Miyazaki, the wonderful works of Studio Ghibli, or just really good family movies, rejoice: A live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service has been announced. » 4/24/13 9:10am 4/24/13 9:10am

Ghibli's new movie features blistering…

WARNING: The above trailer for Studio Ghibli's next film, From Up on Poppy Hill, may not be suitable for all viewers. Specifically, if you have a fussy 2-year-old who does not like the vivid, flashing colors that virtually any animated video contains, or maybe if you have a racist grandfather who fought in WWII or… » 2/04/13 12:40pm 2/04/13 12:40pm

The world's most depressing anime movie is getting a live-action…

Grave of the Fireflies is an anime masterpiece, one of the greatest anti-war movies ever made, and a chilling look at two children trying to survive amidst the 1945 bombing of Kobe during World War II. It is also, as you might imagine, incredibly fucking depressing. It has also just been optioned in England as an… » 11/26/12 3:17pm 11/26/12 3:17pm

The Saddest Robots in Eurasia

The sad robot has become a cross-cultural symbol of . . . something. This bit of graffiti was captured in Tel Aviv, combined with a strange little bot (which you can see below). Why does the image of a sad robot haunt the streets of Israel, the gardens of Japan, and the novels of the United States? » 7/21/08 4:30pm 7/21/08 4:30pm