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Studio Ghibli building My Neighbor Totoro theme park

The 2005 Disney edition of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro was my introduction to one of the most charming and heartwarming films from Academy Award winning director Hayao Miyazaki. It follows two sisters whose family moves to the countryside to be closer to their mother… Read More »Studio Ghibli building My Neighbor Totoro theme park

Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar

Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, was in Hollywood this weekend to receive a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards. John Lasseter, chief creative office at Disney and Pixar, introduced the master calling him “the most original… Read More »Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki Awarded Honorary Oscar

Anime Style Ad for Tokyo Disneyland

Here’s a really neat TV commercial for Tokyo Disneyland. It starts out in Anime style with awesome renderings of their Cinderella castle and It’s A Small World. Can anyone verify if this actually aired on TV in Japan?

Yokai at EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion

One of the great things about the Japan pavilion is the little exhibit space where Americans are exposed to some of Japan’s cultural artifacts. For a long time there was an excellent Tin Toy exhibit with a fun video from John Lasseter. Sadly toward the… Read More »Yokai at EPCOT’s Japan Pavilion