08 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

mrheffareff:

Studio Ghibli Producer and Representative Director Toshio Suzuki appeared on NHK’s news program “ASAICHI” on August 7th, and denied recent reports of Ghibli’s breakup. He said, “I really want to retire, but I definitely can’t do that. In short, it’s because we’re talking about changing the way we make films.” Also, he revealed that though Miyazaki announced his retirement, he intends to continue working with films. He said, “It seems like Hayao Miyazaki wants to make more, too.”

Producer Suzuki said, “We wanted Ghibli to be the company of our dreams. When we feel like it, make films, and we don’t feel like it, don’t. We feel like we achieved that to an extent,” explaining the nature of the studio’s stance. About Miyazaki’s retirement, he said, “It’s retiring from long films.” Afterwards, he said, “Now we want to make short films. I’ve been talking to him (Miyazaki). Since we’ve been making short films at Ghibli Museum, we want to make more things like that. But now, it’s hard to say exactly what we’ll do,” he said frankly.

Suzuki spoke about the future of Japanese animation. “It’s changing. It’s been changing. From here, it’s all of east Asia,” he said, hinting at overseas positions. “It’s already beginning. In Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and in parts of Vietnam, it’s already starting. One could say that in all of Asia, for example if a Japanese person came up with an idea, the person who actually creates it is Thai or something. That’s how it’s changing. If someone wants to draw, they can go to Thailand. It’s not about production cost, it’s a problem of ambition. Even in Japan there is ambition, but we can pause a bit. It’s not about whether it’s Japan-made or Thai-made, but making a single work in all of Asia, doesn’t it seem like that kind of era has come?” he continued.

In relation to Ghibli, Producer Suzuki revealed on July 27th at a general stockholder meeting that Studio Ghibli Production Department would be taking a temporary break. In part, when “Ghibli is withdrawing from anime production,” was reported, a ripple was heard.

source (in Japanese)

Full translation of the article from last night. Thank you, mrheffareff!

07 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

mrheffareff:

Studio Ghibli Producer and Representative Director Toshio Suzuki appeared on NHK’s news program “ASAICHI” on August 7th, and denied recent reports of Ghibli’s breakup. He said, “I really want to retire, but I definitely can’t do that. In short, it’s because we’re talking about changing the way we make films.” Also, he revealed that though Miyazaki announced his retirement, he intends to continue working with films. He said, “It seems like Hayao Miyazaki wants to make more, too.”

Producer Suzuki said, “We wanted Ghibli to be the company of our dreams. When we feel like it, make films, and we don’t feel like it, don’t. We feel like we achieved that to an extent,” explaining the nature of the studio’s stance. About Miyazaki’s retirement, he said, “It’s retiring from long films.” Afterwards, he said, “Now we want to make short films. I’ve been talking to him (Miyazaki). Since we’ve been making short films at Ghibli Museum, we want to make more things like that. But now, it’s hard to say exactly what we’ll do,” he said frankly.

Suzuki spoke about the future of Japanese animation. “It’s changing. It’s been changing. From here, it’s all of east Asia,” he said, hinting at overseas positions. “It’s already beginning. In Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and in parts of Vietnam, it’s already starting. One could say that in all of Asia, for example if a Japanese person came up with an idea, the person who actually creates it is Thai or something. That’s how it’s changing. If someone wants to draw, they can go to Thailand. It’s not about production cost, it’s a problem of ambition. Even in Japan there is ambition, but we can pause a bit. It’s not about whether it’s Japan-made or Thai-made, but making a single work in all of Asia, doesn’t it seem like that kind of era has come?” he continued.

In relation to Ghibli, Producer Suzuki revealed on July 27th at a general stockholder meeting that Studio Ghibli Production Department would be taking a temporary break. In part, when “Ghibli is withdrawing from anime production,” was reported, a ripple was heard.

source (in Japanese)

Full translation of the article from last night. Thank you, mrheffareff!

02 8 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014

After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.

01 8 / 2014

01 8 / 2014

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

Did you guess yet?

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

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Did you guess yet?

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If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

image

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

image

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

image

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

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29 7 / 2014

jellyworld:

Please let yourself be proud of small things. Please do that. Please allow yourself to get really excited about playing a video game well or sending an ask you were nervous about or letting a bug outside or peeling the whole orange in one try. Please get so excited about that. Please. That’s so cool I’m so glad you did it.

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28 7 / 2014

ca-tsuka:

Cover of japanese Cut magazine with Marnie + other drawings by Ghibli director/animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi (from his Gashu book).

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27 7 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014

After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.

If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.

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26 7 / 2014

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

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26 7 / 2014

dreamberks:

Inspired by this

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26 7 / 2014

  • 1: A-a
  • 2: Apple? Say apple.
  • 1: *jumps*

11 7 / 2014

wannabeanimator:

Kim Possible (2002 - 2007) | story sketches - John Nevarez

11 7 / 2014

tt-vision:

Hawkex3 (took a creative license with the tattoo cause idk how it looks)

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10 7 / 2014

adventuretime:

Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy
Guess who just got nominated for an Emmy? If you’ve looked over this morning’s list of nominees or read the above “Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy,” you’d know the answer is Adventure Time. The episode up for the statue this year is “Be More,” and the category is Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.
Congratulations and best of luck next month to Pen, Tom, Steve, Nate, Nick, Kelly, and the entire cast and crew.

adventuretime:

Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy

Guess who just got nominated for an Emmy? If you’ve looked over this morning’s list of nominees or read the above “Adventure Time Nominated for Emmy,” you’d know the answer is Adventure Time. The episode up for the statue this year is “Be More,” and the category is Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program.

Congratulations and best of luck next month to Pen, Tom, Steve, Nate, Nick, Kelly, and the entire cast and crew.

10 7 / 2014

jbaxteranimator:

Says own name in horse voice.

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