Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, the company that makes The Muppets and Sesame Street characters, is collaborating with Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to build life-size puppets for the upcoming live-stage production of Hayao Miyazaki’s famous animated film My Neighbor Totoro. The RSC claims that the said project is the most ambitious project to date — even more so than […]
Japan is raising funds to preserve the forest that inspired Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic film, My Neighbor Totoro. The Japanese city of Tokorozawa, just outside of Tokyo, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to save the 3.5-hectare forest that inspired Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. Located in Saitama Prefecture, the forest has come […]
Master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s classic animation film My Neighbor Totoro will set foot in England soon with a live stage play adaptation. The 1988 anime masterpiece will be adapted to a live stage play production at Britain’s prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company. It will be under the supervision of British playwright Tom Morton-Smith and director Phelim […]
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is undoubtedly one of the must-go destinations for Miyazaki fans. Apart from being a multi-storied mansion that is filled with intricate artworks and contraptions, this one-of-a-kind museum also gives its visitors a door to the Japanese animation studio’s whimsical universe. But scoring a ticket is going to be […]
It has been 31 years since Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro debuted in Japan but the animated fantasy film remains to be a cult classic, with its combination of supernatural elements and Japanese culture. But, what really made this 1988 film a masterpiece was its ability to evoke childhood nostalgia and send viewers to an […]
Japan’s anime industry is in crisis with low pay, long hours and a huge shortage of artists, just as its global popularity has never been higher.
Otakus have something to look forward to in the next three years! Just recently, Studio Ghibli shared to the public that they are planning to open a Ghibli Park in central Japan. The announcement was made by the studio’s producer Toshio Suzuki and Aichi governor Hideaki Ōmura. It will be located at the 200-hectare area […]