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Studio Ghibli 'Spirited Away' film still
Studio Ghibli 'Spirited Away' film still

Studio Ghibli

WHAT IS STUDIO GHIBLI?

Studio Ghibli is a renowned Japanese animation film studio known for its imaginative and emotionally resonant animated feature films. Founded in 1985 by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, along with producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio has created a wide range of critically acclaimed and beloved films that have garnered a global fanbase.

WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF STUDIO GHIBLI?

Studio Ghibli was founded by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, along with producer Toshio Suzuki.

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WHAT IS THE OLDEST GHIBLI MOVIE?

'Caste in the sky' is the oldest film dating back to 1985.

HOW MANY STUDIO GHIBLI ARE THERE?

22

IS STUDIO GHIBLI OWNED BY DISNEY?

The quick answer is no. Only certain Studio Ghibli films were distributed by Disney internationally but never owned by the company.

DID NETFLIX BUY STUDIO GHIBLI?

In 2020, Netflix has announced that it's acquired the entire catalogue of films from Studio Ghibli.

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE WORD "GHIBLI"?

"Ghibli" is an Italian word, which roughly translates to "hot desert wind." Hayao Miyazaki chose it as a name to represent a fresh breeze blowing through the animation industry.

WHERE CAN YOU WATCH STUDIO GHIBLI MOVIES ONLINE?

Studio Ghibli films are available on various streaming platforms, with availability varying by region. Popular platforms include Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney+.

WHICH STUDIO GHIBLI FILM WON AN ACADEMY AWARD?

"Spirited Away" won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003, making it one of the most acclaimed Ghibli films.

IS THERE A STUDIO GHIBLI THEME PARK?

Yes, there are plans for a Studio Ghibli theme park in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is expected to feature attractions based on Ghibli's beloved films.

WHO OWNS STUDIO GHIBLI?

Nippon Television Holdings

HOW TO PRONOUNCE STUDIO GHIBLI?

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HOW DO YOU LIVE STUDIO GHIBLI?

'How Do You Live?' is a fantasy animation film from Japan, released in 2023. It was penned and helmed by Hayao Miyazaki. This production of Studio Ghibli shares its name with Genzaburō Yoshino's 1937 novel, which is featured in the movie. However, the film's narrative is original and does not follow the novel's storyline.

WHERE IS THE STUDIO GHIBLI MUSEUM?

1-chōme-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013, Japan

1985

Studio Ghibli was officially founded on June 15, 1985, in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. It was established by two prominent figures in Japanese animation, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, along with producer Toshio Suzuki.

1986

The studio released its debut film, "Laputa: Castle in the Sky" (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta), directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film received critical acclaim and marked the beginning of Studio Ghibli's legacy in the world of animation.

1988

Studio Ghibli released "Grave of the Fireflies" (Hotaru no Haka), directed by Isao Takahata. The film is known for its powerful portrayal of the effects of war on children and is considered one of the most emotionally moving animated films ever made.

1989

Hayao Miyazaki directed "My Neighbor Totoro" (Tonari no Totoro), which became an iconic and beloved film, especially among children. Totoro, the titular character, became the studio's mascot.

1992

"Porco Rosso" was released, further solidifying Miyazaki's reputation for creating imaginative and visually stunning films.

1997

"Princess Mononoke" (Mononoke-hime) was released, becoming a massive success in Japan and garnering international acclaim. It marked a departure from traditional animated films by addressing complex environmental and ethical themes.

2001

"Spirited Away" (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, became a global sensation. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003 and remains one of Studio Ghibli's most celebrated works.

2004

Studio Ghibli's influence extended beyond Japan with the release of "Howl's Moving Castle" (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro), directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

2013

Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement after directing "The Wind Rises" (Kaze Tachinu). This led to discussions about the future of Studio Ghibli.

2014

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata directed his final film, "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari), which received critical acclaim.

2016

After a brief hiatus, Studio Ghibli continued to produce films. "When Marnie Was There" (Omoide no Marnie) was the last film released before a temporary pause in feature film production.

2020

The full Studio Ghibli catalogue is now available online. While the studio paused feature film production, it announced plans for a Studio Ghibli theme park in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, dedicated to the studio's iconic works.

2023

After starting off the year with a LOEWE collab, on April 4, 2023, Koji Hoshino announced that he had stepped down as chairman, and would serve as a representative director before planning to exit Studio Ghibli completely during the company's annual general shareholder's meeting in June, one month prior to the release of director Hayao Miyazaki's final movie The Boy and the Heron on July 14. 

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The latest Hayao Miyazaki film "The Boy and The Heron" comes out in theaters Dec 9, 2023.

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