How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The apology, which has been published on the official Studio Ghibli website, gives an interesting insight on the reasons of its delay and so below follows a translation. Ponyo wa Kousite Umareta This Is How Ponyo Was Born and Gake no ue no Ponyo Tokubetu Hozonban the special Ponyo box set which also includes the documentary was scheduled to be released on July 3th. However, we found various troubles during its production and we are sorry to say that we decided to delay its release till coming December. Please accept our sincere apology. The problem is that we had not handled its musical copyrights. To be more specific, in Ponyo wa Kousite Umareta there are many scenes in which Miyazaki is working while listening to music as well. Usually, the music recorded in documentary scenes also needs a green light to use due to copyrights, but we hadnt arranged these though. This is something I first got to know on June 24th, 10 days before release. At first, the disputed music we recognized was only one piece: Valkyrie by Wagner, which was conducted by Karl Bhm and played by the Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. We thought that we could manage it if there was only one piece and scrambled to get an ok back. Firstly we considered a two week delay, but on the 29th it turned out that there were many other music pieces that needed to be granted. We decided to make a thorough investigation of 12 hours and a half of main video. In addition, there are many music pieces from foreign CDs included in the documentary and generally those take a longer time to get granted than when they come from domestic record companies. At least one to three months. Sometimes there even is a possibility that we cannot get an ok. In those cases it would mean we might have to cut the scene including that music or re-edit the entire DVD. When we found this fact, we had to decide to delay the release for 5 months to work on checking copyrights and editing. Furthermore, we recalled all of the DVDs that had already been shipped. The reason why we made a rudimentary error that shouldnt have been done by a movie maker resulted in confusion of responsibilities between Ghibli and NHK. Many people joined the production of the documentary. Speaking about myself, I worked hard on its basic idea, checking the narration and decoding Miyazakis hard-to-reckon language5 So I feel much more frustrated than anyone. However, it is obvious that we caused an inconvenience to many people. As the manager of this project, I apologize to everyone. Please, wait for 5 months. Well do our best to satisfy you customers and distributors. 29th of June, NEW GHIBLI MUSEUM SHORT IN THE MAKING: Studio Ghiblis collection of exclusive Ghibli Museum shorts is getting a new addition. Any details like a title or director of the follow-up to Miyazakis Kujiratori, Koro no Daisanpo, Mei to Koneko basu, Yadosagashi, Hoshi wo Katta Hi and Mizugumo Monmon are still to be announced, but according to Studio Ghiblis diary it is in the midst of production. Thanks to all the staff the director, the sakuga staff and the douga staff the douga work of the new short finished on June 25 and the How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the studio play its rush How the Grinch Stole Christmas every week. There it gets a good reception from the staff and a bunch of laughter is regularly being heard from the screening room. It still needs coloring and audio though. They cant wait to see the completed film. 28th of June, MORE OF MIYAZAKIS NEW MANGA KAZE TACHINU: Recently part V of Miyazaki Hayaos latest manga Kaze Tachinu , The Wind Rises has been released. Miyazakis formal follow-up to his Mousou Nouto , Delusion Notebook further continues in the August issue of Model Graphix. This time Miyazakis story continues with Jiro just having finished the test model for his carrier fighter type It was an ugly duck with a performance that was far from expectations. Furthermore, two of the test model planes crushed during test flights and put the company and Jiro in an uncomfortable situation. Around the same time rival companies were also struggling to develop a new mode though. It was during these times of hardship that Jiro was ordered to come up with a new single seat fighter test model. Before he started the job, he got a month of holidays and stayed at summer resort5 Kaze Tachinu part V, which Miyazaki signed with OSOO instead of HAYAO as noted before, HAYAI means fast, OSOI means slow and Osoo means slow man, is found in Model Graphix s August issue and is now available for sale all over Japan and at online shops like For those whos interest has been raised be sure to purchase it. As previously announced as a plan, has decided on releasing free personally registered, watermarked and 256-bit AES secured English translations for all those who own a copy and legally agree sign to not redistribute it in any way. More information at a later moment. How the Grinch Stole Christmas of June, PONYO SWIMMING IN REAL LIFE: It is somewhat less recent news, as it was already published earlier this week at newspapers like Yomiuri Shimbun, but it is still worth mentioning for those who missed it. Studio Ghiblis official Japanese DVD of Miyazaki Hayaos latest masterpiece Gake no ue no Ponyo is to be released on July 3rd and to back up its marketing campaign Ponyo is temporarily swimming around in Osakas Aquarium Kaiyukan, one of the largest public aquarium in the world.

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