Farewell Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Isao Takahata

Co-founder of the influential Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata has passed away at 82 years old. Takahata (who started the studio with Hayao Miyazaki) wrote and directed some of the most magical and poignant animated films of the past 50+ years—including the heart-wrenching “Grave of the Fireflies,” an anti-war film based on a short story by Akiyuki Nosaka. Heavily inspired by French literature and film, he …

Studio Ghibli Will Reopen For Hayao Miyazaki’s New Film

Hayao Miyazaki—the beautiful mastermind behind “Spirited Away,” “Howl’s Moving Castle” and more—is coming out of retirement, which means that the animation house he co-founded, Studio Ghibli, shall reopen. Miyazaki hosted a ceremony last month during which time he “brought together his main collaborators already engaged on his new feature film to talk to them about the project.” It’s rumored to be an adaptation of his …