The Studio Ghibli Movies On Netflix Actually Worth Your Time

Studio Ghibli movie fans rejoice, 21 of their 22 feature films are now available to watch on Netflix and honestly, what better time than now to crack on with them? But as much as we love Studio Ghibli, not every studio’s movies are the pinnacle of filmmaking. So here is our definitive list of the […]

The Long, Ugly History Between Disney And Studio Ghibli

Disney’s directors have long admired Ghibli’s movies, but the company never gave them their due Studio Ghibli’s legacy can be best summed up in a story that’s become legend. Hayao Miyazaki’s visceral masterpiece Princess Mononoke was scheduled for an unusually wide release in the United States. The Walt Disney Company had the release rights, just […]

Studio Ghibli Offer Fans Free Virtual Backgrounds To Use In Video Meetings

Japanese animation titans Studio Ghibli have released virtual background images for Zoom and other video call platforms, taken from the most famous films in their back catalogue. The film studio is offering fans a set of 12 different backgrounds available to download from their website. The first eight dropped on April 13, with four more […]

Studio Ghibli’s Wembley Arena live shows moved to August 2021

Studio Ghibli‘s planned Wembley Arena shows, which were due to take place this September, have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert is due to celebrate 35 years of the acclaimed Japanese animation studio and the composer’s work with filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. Hisaishi’s music includes the soundtracks to […]

How Studio Ponoc made the break from Studio Ghibli

The studio’s founder and first director explain how they built a company from scratch to take Japanese animation back to Ghibli’s early days Left to right: Yoshiaki Nishimura, Mary, Hiromasa Yonebayashi. When producer Yoshiaki Nishimura first talked to director Hiromasa Yonebayashi about the project that would become the animated feature Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Yonebayashi […]

Six Best Studio Ghibli Films Not Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Truthfully, fans can hardly conceive the existence of Studio Ghibli without Hayao Miyazaki. After all, is not fortuitous that his most personal character happens to be the studio’s logo. Even something as miniscule as the Studio’s logo, die hard Ghibli fans may distrust films directed by different filmmakers—even if they are produced by the same […]

10 Iconic Studio Ghibli Meals

Studio Ghibli is known for creating beautiful, thought-provoking works of animation featuring topics not traditionally explored in movies aimed at children: environmentalism, war, feminism. The movies are rooted in Japanese culture and history and while always thoughtful, they never feel preachy. They also feature some mouthwatering food. Seriously—watch Howl’s Moving Castle or Spirited Away and just try not to […]

Hayao Miyazaki’s New Film Is 15 Percent Finished

After three and a half years in production, Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming feature film Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka (How Do You Live?) is fifteen percent completed. That’s as of this past October, according to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki (via ANN) in a recent NHK documentary. Suzuki explained that for past productions, Miyazaki would direct ten minutes of […]

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My Neighbor Totoro’s Bizarre Timeline

It’s often said that My Neighbor Totoro takes place during the last half of the 1950s. But when exactly? The movie’s story might seem contained over a few months, so it should be easy to pin down when. But that’s where things get strange. Brian Ashcraft (a fellow expat in Japan) writing for Kotaku, takes a look […]

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