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Steve Alpert interviewed by Cartoon Brew

Updated: Jun 16, 2020

"Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli, is a wellspring of sharp insights into the studio’s creative process and fiery gossip about its main players. It left us wanting more — so we decided to speak to Alpert.

As the head of its international division between 1996 and 2011, Alpert helped orchestrate Ghibli’s ascent to global stardom. His stated role was to sell the international rights to the studio’s films and products. In practice, he was closely involved with everything from public relations to the films’ translations into English. His career at the heart of the Ghibli machine was capped by a cameo as louche spy Castorp in Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises, who was both voiced by and visually modeled on Alpert."

Read the full interview at Cartoon Brew.



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