miyazaki productions

On January 27th, Amazon Video is debuting a new series directed by Goro Miyazaki (Hayao Miyazaki’s son) animated by Polygon Pictures and co-produced by Studio Ghibli. The series is called Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya, or Ronia/Ronja the Robber’s Daughter and is based on a story by famed Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, notable for being author of the Pippi Longstocking children’s book series. Gillian Anderson has been cast as the english narrator for the series.

The story follows “the only child of a bandit chief, [who] grows up among a clan of robbers living in a castle in the woodlands of early-Medieval Scandinavia”.

The series is computer-animated and cel shaded, which will be a huge leap from Studio Ghibli’s standard animation style and my surprise many viewers, but still promises to have much of Ghibli’s notable character design and overall theming.

This will be Goro Miyazaki’s third animated production, following the 2006 Tales from Earthsea and 2011 From Up on Poppy Hill. About this new series, he stated, “Ronia the Robber’s Daughter is a story not just about a girl who grows into adulthood, but it is also a story about the love and growth between a parent and a child, and a story about the bonds between friends. My goal is to create a work that everyone, from children to adults, will be able to enjoy.”

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was first released on March 11, 1984.

After the heavily re-written and edited 1985 release of this film in the United States and Europe (as “Warriors of the Wind”), which substantially changed the movie in addition to cutting nearly 25 minutes of footage, Hayao Miyazaki was hesitant to release any of his films outside of Japan. Miyazaki demanded that any new licencor for his films be contractually bound to do no edits whatsoever aside from a straight translation and dub. Disney (who bought the rights to all of Miyazaki’s films except The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)) has honored this stipulation. (x)

Goro Miyazaki Confirms Plans For New Studio Ghibli Feature Film

HERES THE NEWS THE ANIME WORLD HAS BEEN WAITING FOR… Goro Miyazaki and Ghibli Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura confirm that preparation has started for a new Studio Ghibli feature film.

Appearing at Studio Ghibli Expo in Japan Miyazaki and Nishimura both answered fan questions clearly indicating that they intend to make a new animated feature film for the studio. Miyazaki who has already started work said “perhaps i won’t be able to make it, but i am currently preparing for it.” 

When faced with the same question Princess Kaguya Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura was even more forthcoming -

Studio Ghibli who had been placed on undetermined hiatus due to financial instability have a history of announcing their forthcoming films on the same day each December.

Goro Miyazaki
who recently finished production on TV anime series Ronia the Robbers Daughter would be returning to make his third feature film for his father Hayao’s world famous animation studio. Goro’s previous film “From Up On Poppyhill” (a slice of teenage romance and nostalgia) was seen as a vast improvement on his Ghibli debut “Tales From Earthsea”, but what genre of film will he take on next? like every other Ghibli fan around the world i wait with bated breath :D

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