Suzuki says he knew he’d likely appear in the film, but was surprised to be a main character and even more so to be a bird.
Barranquilla-based graphic designer Geraldine Fernández claimed she contributed 25,000 drawings to the film’s production.
A strong run for ‘Migration’ is good news in an industry that was asking questions about the viability of original titles at the box office.
Miyazaki’s latest has set another major record in the U.S. animation marketplace.
Three of the weekend’s top five films were animated, with ‘Trolls Band Together’ and ‘Wish’ finishing in fourth and fifth, respectively.
The film has grossed over $5 million through Friday.
Miyazaki’s latest will open in 2,200 theaters, far and away the widest U.S. release for any of this films.
Nippon executives will take over Ghibli’s business in October, although the studio will maintain complete creative independence.
According to Ghibli VP Junichi Nishioka, the director is still at the studio every day working on ideas for his next film.
Following its International premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, Western critics are chiming in on Ghibli’s latest.
The film will hit U.S. theaters on December 8.
The San Sebastián screening will mark the film’s European debut and only the second time an animated feature has opened the festival.
After four weeks, ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is tracking slightly behind Miyazaki’s last film, ‘The Wind Rises.’
The September 7 opening night screening will mark the film’s international debut.
The longtime North American distributor of the Ghibli library will release the film in theaters later this year.
The executive change comes amid a recent swirl of Japanese media allegations regarding Suzuki.
Ghibli Park opens on November 1 and will feature several attractions pulled straight from the screen.
The park includes a Ghilbi Warehouse, Satsuki and Mei’s house from My Neighbor Totoro, and the Earth Shop from Whisper of the Heart.
Legendary composer Joe Hisaishi will produce the RSC stage adaptation in partnership with Studio Ghibli.
Besides more familiar work, here’s a chance to watch the Studio Ghibli co-founder’s three-hour documentary about a medieval canal system.