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Yep, that's right - more amazing looking cupcakes courtesy of my girlfriend as a sequel to her epic Pac-Man and and Totoro ones. And damn tasty they were too. Apparently she's got something even more special planned for her next ...Read More

Genius...I'm speechless. UPDATED: Displaying a staggering sense of humour fail, Ghibli have told Youtube to pull the video. Shame. Seems some people still don't get this whole internet marketing thing yet. Ah well. UPDATED AGAIN: And it is back - thanks to ...Read More

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If you are based in the US, and have even just a passing interest in anime or Ghibli films, the chances are you've already seen Ponyo over the weekend, it having opened nationwide on Friday. Sadly us poor Brits have ...Read More

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If you've been lucky you may have missed - buried away amongst all the other media hype and internet buzz - the controversy over Disney's decision to re-record the Ponyo theme tune. I first found out about it over at ...Read More

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One of the most common misconceptions about us Brits is that we don't indulge in displays of emotion. It's not true - in fact it's a trait limited only to our gangly, socially-inept ruling classes - you know, the ones ...Read More

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With the English language release of Ponyo imminent, and his recent promotional and speaking visit to the US causing a stir, there's no denying that there's a buzz around Hayao Miyazaki at the moment. And it's a buzz that's not ...Read More

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Just in case some of you aren't already reading Daniel Thomas MacInnes' sublime Ghibli Blog and had missed this I thought I'd post it here - UK paper The Independent has an interview with the world's greatest animated film-maker Hayao ...Read More

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According to on-line store CD Japan, Miyazaki's latest Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is being released on DVD (and VHS, charmingly) on July 3rd, with the DVD also including an English subtitle track. Excellent news for European importers, ...Read More

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..and it's August 14. And yes, it is just Ponyo. Miyazaki's latest Japanese box office record smashing movie Ponyo on the cliff by the Sea has had it's name truncated for foreign audiences, which is fair enough. I'm not going ...Read More