Monday, February 28, 2005

Kiki's Live-action Remake and Ghibli TV ads 

Akadot's mailing list happened to throw out
this tidbit. Jeff Stockwell is writing a script for Disney US for a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery service. I'm curious whether this will be based on Miyazaki's movie or the original children's novel by Eiko Kadono.

While we're on topics relating to Ghibli, Nausicaa.net also mentions that TV ads for the new english Beuna Vista DVDs are running on several major networks. They also have a video up of the Nausiaa one. Is anyone else excited that there are TV ads in the US for Ghibli movies?!

Lastly, it sounds like Miyazaki is going to continue directing movies. Countless times in the past he's claimed that he's about to retire, but it seems like he just isn't able to do it. I'm glad to hear that we'll have more movies from him, though I hope he'll physically be able to keep it up.

With the talk of no new blood in this article, I really wish Miyazaki's successor hadn't died. Still, I'm not sure it is as bleak as all that. I've still seen some really interesting anime coming out as of late...

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