“Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” the first film from Studio Ponoc, an animation outfit founded by Studio Ghibli veterans Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura after Ghibli closed its doors in 2015, starts in medias res, with a violent firestorm engulfing the screen. Show More Summary
Image. Mary and the Witch's Flower / Studio Ponoc Released nationally yesterday, Mary and the Witch's Flower is the first film from Studio Ponoc, a production house founded by Studio Ghibli alumni Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi. So Amanda and Jackson sat down to enjoy the film, although they both walked away a tad disappointed. More »
Anime aficionados mourned when Studio Ghibli closed up shop a few years ago, following the retirement of founder/legend Hayao Miyazaki. As it turned out, Miyazaki left the game for about as long as Steven Soderbergh did; his next feature is already in production (though probably at least two years away from release;… Read more...
There are many eyes trained right now on Studio Ponoc, the animation studio that rose from the ashes of Studio Ghibli following the latter’s shuttering in 2015. Founded by When Marnie Was There director Hiromasa Yonebayashi and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, it’s a venture that couldn’t help but be viewed as ... More »
It’s hard work, building a dream world of magic. That’s especially true when emerging from the shadow of some of the world’s most renowned cinema architects — the legendary Studio Ghibli. After all, Ghibli was led creatively by the two most revered figures in Japanese animation: Hayao Miyazaki...
We spoke to Studio Ponoc founder/producer Yoshiaki Nishimura and animator/director Hiromasa Yonebayashi about how their time at Studio Ghibli influenced Mary and The Witch's Flower.
This mysterious cinematic adventure is inspired by Studio Ghibli, making for a unique and charming experience.
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Hayao Miyazaki the Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist, who has been often called the "Walt Disney of Japan" has turned 77 this year.
About the only Japanese animations I can relate to are the productions from Ghibli Studios, so I was pleased to find this survey from goo Ranking looking at which Ghibli movies people would like to see a sequel to. Coincidentally, on Friday I watched Kiki’s Delivery Service on TV, so given the ending there, a […]
FOUR YEARS ago, it looked as though we might never get another Hayao Miyazaki film. The Studio Ghibli mastermind had announced his retirement and this time it seemed that the animation legend might indeed mean it. Sure, Miyazaki might still storyboard for fun, but the Oscar-winning “Spirited Away” filmmaker had apparently shared his last full-fledged […]
From Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure...Show More Summary
Click now to see Mary and the Witch's Flower English Trailer Read the full article on AICN Hola Dannie aqui, Ghibli Kids has just released an official US trailer for Studio Ponoc's "Mary and the Witch's Flower." Check out the beautiful trailer! This beautiful Anime opened in Japan back in July and is now headed to the good ole U.S. Show More Summary
Studio Ghibli may have closed its doors (for now), but Studio Ponoc is here to try to live up to its mantle as the premiere animated studio outside of Disney and Pixar. Ponoc already has a lot going for it — the studio was founded by Hiromasa...Show More Summary
Studio Ghibli alumni Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who was responsible for such films as The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There has spun off and created a brand new film from the new Studio Ponoc. Up until now, we’ve seen a couple of Japanese trailers for the film, but with special Fathom screenings fast […]
This weekend at Namco Bandai's "Level Up" event in Paris, I had the chance to sit down with RPG Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, sequel to Studio Ghibli's Wrath of the White Witch, released back in 2013.I had previously tried Ni no Kuni...Show More Summary
Magic flows freely if not infinitely in “Mary and the Witch’s Flower,” an effortless animated charmer from the gifted Japanese director and Studio Ghibli veteran Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Adapted by Yonebayashi and Riko Sakaguchi from Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s novel, “The Little Broomstick,” the...
GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 Howl’s Moving Castle is regarded as one of the animation master’s lesser works, but a lesser work by Miyazaki is still a richly rewarding experience. And perhaps it is the director’s theme of, gasp, women aging that was off-putting to some....
Coming up in the animation ranks at Studio Ghibli as an in-between and key animator before making his directorial debut with The Secret World of Arrietty, and earning his first Oscar nomination for 2014’s When Marnie Was There, Japanese...Show More Summary
Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese film studio, is known for its stunning animations, colorful characters, and emotional storylines. But Instagram user @01ghibli23 makes a case for the photo-worthy food featured in movies like Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and My Neighbour Totoro. Whether you’re a culinary nerd or worship at the altar of Hayao Miyazaki, […]