SCPL Teen Blog

July 8, 2011

Totemo Kuru!!! (So Cool!)

Filed under: art, award winners, awesomeness, graphic novels, manga, movies — violettayls @ 4:45 am

Hey it’s Tayls again! =D

For those who don’t know, I am a HUGE, extra-gooberific fan of *Hayao Miyazaki’s art, films, words, you name it! I have been aware for a while that He–and I must capitalize His pronouns because He is so godlike–has been working on a *Studio Ghibli remake of  The Borrowers. Now, for those of you who remember The Borrowers, you may be skeptical of a remake. But I assure you that your doubts are unneeded because He will do the story great justice. With His flawless animation, beautifully complex artwork, and AMAZING directing, this movie is one to look out for. The US is due for an English dubb release some time soon and a new UK trailer has already been released!

 Arrietty

Also! Hayao Miyazaki and his son, Goro are collaborating on yet ANOTHER new film for Studio Ghibli that has, until now, been virtually unheard of. (And I am an avid follower of all his work.) It’s a film adaption of a 1980 2-volume manga by Tetsuro Sayama, and the official English title is From Up on Poppy Hill. I am SUPER excited as it will be following the format of one of my personal faves by Miyazaki, Whisper of the Heart. (It’s sort of a realistic drama, with a sprinkle of hinted-at romance and a heaping pile of well-paced mystery.)

 From Up on Poppy Hill

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*Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s greatest animation directors. Co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with Isao Takahata. Now Walt Disney Company has international rights for all films produced and released by Studio Ghibli. Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo are the newest movies released in the US.

Sources:

http://geek-news.mtv.com/2011/07/05/studio-ghiblis-latest-from-up-on-poppy-hill-gets-a-trailer/

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/anime/studio-ghiblis-arrietty-trailer-in-english.html

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594503/bio

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January 20, 2010

2010 Award Winning Books announced!

Filed under: award winners, books — SCPL Teens @ 5:40 pm

The winners are in! See them in more detail on the Yalsa site.

Here is a sampling.

William C. Morris YA Debut Award
For a debut book for a first-time author writing for teens.

Winner: Flash Burnout, by L.K. Madigan

Finalists:

Ash, by Melinda Lo

Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia and Marharet Stohl

The Everafter, by Amy Huntley

hold still, by Nina LaCour

Michael L. Printz Award
For the most excellent book of the year written for teens.

Winner: Going Bovine, by Libba Bray

Honor Books:

Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith, by Deborah Heiligmanether.

The Monstrumologist, by Rick Yancey

Punkzilla, by Adam Rapp

Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance, 1973, by John Barnes

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