A new Star Wars Kids website and YouTube channel will allow Disney to introduce a new generation of younglings to the stories, themes, and characters of the Star Wars saga. Starting November 30th, six shorts with a decidedly anime look and feel, will help launch… Read More »Star Wars to debut “Galaxy of Adventures” animated short web series
Star Wars: Resistance is set decades after the victory above the moon of Endor that ended Return of the Jedi and about six months before the events of The Force Awakens. There are no Jedi among the show’s main cast, instead there are spies, mechanics,… Read More »Meet the ace pilots of Star Wars Resistance on Disney Channel
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
There’s something about hand-drawn animation and its ability to draw up major emotions with just a few curves of a pencil. So, even though Big Hero 6 is computer animated, it’s no surprise Disney turned to an anime inspired look to market the movie in… Read More »Hand Drawn trailer helps market Big Hero 6 in Japan
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
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?
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