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A Cartoon Classic 30 Years in the Making: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of The King and the Mockingbird

Dan Persons | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

If you've been going through the vast collection of films that have lapsed into the pubic domain, you've likely stumbled upon an animated feature called The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, a strange little thing featuring voices by such luminaries as Peter Ustinov, Claire Bloom, and Denholm Elliott.

Tokyo Museum Honors Animation Master Miyazaki

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The Wind Rises may have lost the Oscar to Disney's Frozen, but Hayao Miyazaki and his famed Studio Ghibli animation studio aren't shedding too many tears. The studio won its own Oscar in 2003 for Spirited Away and was nominated again in 2005 for Howl's Moving Castle.

Online Artists Offer a Heartwarming Thank You to Hayao Miyazaki

Simone Collins | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Hayao Miyazaki by Jackie W Of all the animated films that have arrived in the United States from Japan, those produced by Studio Ghibli have been th...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Loves How Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Celebrates the Magic of Normal, Everyday Life

Jim Hill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten so good at doing the action-hero thing in these big budget blockbusters, one might wonder why he'd then be so eager to voice a desk-bound aeronautical engineer in The Wind Rises. But Joseph has a two word answer to that question: Hayao Miyazaki.

Legendary Director Announces Retirement

AP | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy -- Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's animation studio says `'The Wind Rises," in competition at the Venice Film Festival, will be ...

Memories of Wartime

George Heymont | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For many baby boomers, the first images of war they remember did not come from the news. Instead, they were from an extremely popular documentary television series that aired on NBC in 1952 and 1953 and was subsequently made into a feature film.

Six Picks for This Week From the Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

From ballet to fabulous anime, with some delicious meals in between, there's lots to enjoy here in L.A. as January draws to a close.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Dan Persons | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In a pair-up as enticing as a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance combines the rich, nutty goodness of Nic Cage with the tasty junkiness of the Neveldien/Taylor directing team.