A copyright dispute around 1984’s ‘Sherlock Hound’ freed the Japanese animator to establish Studio Ghibli.
The classic Japanese manga series makes the jump from 2D to 3D, and makes it look easy.
Isao Takahata’s unrealised passion project was intended as a follow-up to Grave of the Fireflies.
Rejoice, Totoro fans: 21 of the Japanese animation studio’s feature films are headed your way.
This soulless documentary is an insult to subscribers who wanted to learn more about Japanese animation.
Max Fleischer, creator of Betty Boop and the rotoscope, was one of the great cartoonists of the 20th century.
Mamoru Hosoda returns with a charming time-bending tale about two siblings.
By Al Horner
Key members of The Simpsons’ creative family share the inside story of the show’s cherished Halloween specials.
There’s shades of Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service in this charming animation from Studio Ponoc.
This stunning animated fantasy from Chinese pair Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun rivals Studio Ghibli.
Grace Lee’s beguiling animation The Baths is one of over 300 films screening at Playback Festival 2018.
From his studio in Dublin, the American animator rivalled Disney during the 1980s and early ’90s.
By Alex King
Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.
This Japanese anime from Sunao Katabuchi doesn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of Studio Ghibli.
The ecological message at the heart of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film feels even more urgent today.
Will the director borrow any of the original’s surreal elements for his forthcoming live-action version?
By Henry Bevan
The Beauty and the Beast remake is being hailed as progressive, but the studio’s animation vault is filled with queer subtext.