(June 15, 1985 )
|Headquarters||Koganei, Tokyo, Japan|
(Executive director, President)
|Products||Animated feature films (anime), television films, commercials, live-action films|
|¥1.426 billion (2011)|
|Total assets||¥15.77 billion (2011)|
|Owner||Tokuma Shoten (1999–2005)
Number of employees
Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi?) is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The studio is best known for its anime feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. It was founded on June 15, 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding by Tokuma Shoten.
Eight of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the highest, grossing over US$290 million worldwide. Many of their works have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, and four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of Studio Ghibli's films received Academy Award nominations in the United States. Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003.
- 1 Name
- 2 History
- 3 Works
- 4 Related works
- 5 Notable animators and character designers from Studio Ghibli
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 Further reading
- 9 External links
The name Ghibli was given by Hayao Miyazaki with reference to the Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli. The Italian noun "ghibli" is based on the Libyan-Arabic name for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the anime industry". Although the Italian word is pronounced with a hard ɡ, the Japanese pronunciation of the studio's name is with a soft g, [dʑíbu͍ɾi] ( listen)
Founded on June 15, 1985, the studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. Prior to the formation of the studio, Miyazaki and Takahata had already had long careers in Japanese film and television animation and had worked together on Hols: Prince of the Sun and Panda! Go, Panda!; and Suzuki was an editor at Tokuma Shoten's Animage manga magazine.
The studio was founded after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Miyazaki for Topcraft and distributed by Toei Company. The origins of the film lie in the first two volumes of a serialized manga written by Miyazaki for publication in Animage as a way of generating interest in an anime version. Suzuki was part of the production team on the film and founded Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki, who also invited Takahata to join the new studio.
The studio has mainly produced films by Miyazaki, with the second most prolific director being Takahata (most notably with Grave of the Fireflies). Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Composer Joe Hisaishi has provided the soundtracks for most of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films. In their book Anime Classics Zettai!, Brian Camp and Julie Davis made note of Michiyo Yasuda as "a mainstay of Studio Ghibli’s extraordinary design and production team". At one time the studio was based in Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo.
Many of Ghibli's films in Japan are theatrically distributed by Toho while home video releases are handled by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Japan. Wild Bunch holds the international sales rights to many of Ghibli's films. Ghibli's main international distribution partners also include Disney (Japan Home Video, Taiwan, North America Home Video, France), GKIDS (North America), StudioCanal UK, and Madman Entertainment (Australia).
Over the years, there has been a close relationship between Studio Ghibli and the magazine Animage, which regularly runs exclusive articles on the studio and its members in a section titled "Ghibli Notes." Artwork from Ghibli's films and other works are frequently featured on the cover of the magazine. Between 1999 and 2005 Studio Ghibli was a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten, the publisher of Animage.
In October 2001, the Ghibli Museum opened in Mitaka, Tokyo. It contains exhibits based on Studio Ghibli films and shows animations, including a number of short Studio Ghibli films not available elsewhere.
The studio is also known for its strict "no-edits" policy in licensing their films abroad due to Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind being heavily edited for the film's release in the United States as Warriors of the Wind. The "no cuts" policy was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein suggested editing Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable. A Studio Ghibli producer is rumoured to have sent an authentic Japanese sword with a simple message: "No cuts".
On February 1, 2008, Toshio Suzuki stepped down from the position of Studio Ghibli president, which he had held since 2005, and Koji Hoshino (former president of Walt Disney Japan) took over. Suzuki said he wanted to improve films with his own hands as a producer, rather than demanding this from his employees. Suzuki decided to hand over the presidency to Hoshino because Hoshino has helped Studio Ghibli to sell its videos since 1996, also helping to release the Princess Mononoke film in the United States. Suzuki still serves on the company's board of directors.
Two Studio Ghibli short films created for the Ghibli Museum were shown at the Carnegie Hall Citywise Japan NYC Festival: "House Hunting" and "Mon Mon the Water Spider" were screened on March 26, 2011.
Takahata developed a project for release after Gorō Miyazaki's (director of Tales from Earthsea and Hayao's son) From Up on Poppy Hill – an adaptation of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The last film Hayao Miyazaki directed before retiring from feature films was The Wind Rises which is about the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and its founder.
On Sunday, September 1, 2013, Hayao Miyazaki held a press conference in Venice to confirm his retirement, saying: "I know I've said I would retire many times in the past. Many of you must think, 'Once again.' But this time I am quite serious."
On January 31, 2014, it was announced that Gorō Miyazaki will direct his first anime TV series, Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya, an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter for NHK. The series is computer-animated, produced by Polygon Pictures, and co-produced by Studio Ghibli.
On August 3, 2014, Toshio Suzuki announced that Studio Ghibli would take a "brief pause" to re-evaluate and restructure in the wake of Miyazaki's retirement. He stated some concerns about where the company would go in the future. This has led to speculation that Studio Ghibli will never produce another feature film again. On November 7, 2014, Miyazaki stated, "That was not my intention, though. All I did was announce that I would be retiring and not making any more features."
- The highest-grossing film of 1989 in Japan: Kiki's Delivery Service
- The highest-grossing film of 1991 in Japan: Only Yesterday
- The highest-grossing film of 1992 in Japan: Porco Rosso
- The highest-grossing film of 1994 in Japan: Pom Poko
- The highest-grossing film of 2013 in Japan: The Wind Rises
- The first Studio Ghibli film to use computer graphics: Pom Poko
- The first Japanese film in Dolby Digital: Whisper of the Heart
- The first Miyazaki feature to use computer graphics, and the first Studio Ghibli film to use digital coloring; the first animated feature in Japan's history to gross more than 10 billion yen at the box office and the first animated film ever to win a National Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year: Princess Mononoke
- The first Studio Ghibli film to be shot using a 100% digital process: My Neighbors the Yamadas
- The first Miyazaki feature to be shot using a 100% digital process; the first film to gross $200 million worldwide before opening in North America; the film to finally overtake Titanic at the Japanese box office, becoming the top grossing film in the history of Japanese cinema; the only anime, non-English-speaking and traditionally animated winner, so far, of an Academy award for Best Animated Feature: Spirited Away
|1||Castle in the Sky||August 2, 1986||Hayao Miyazaki||Isao Takahata||Joe Hisaishi||95%|
|2||Grave of the Fireflies||April 16, 1988||Isao Takahata||Toru Hara||Michio Mamiya||97%|
|3||My Neighbor Totoro||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||93%|
|4||Kiki's Delivery Service||July 29, 1989||Hayao Miyazaki||96%|
|5||Only Yesterday||July 20, 1991||Isao Takahata||Toshio Suzuki||Katz Hoshi||100%|
|6||Porco Rosso||July 18, 1992||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||94%|
|7||Pom Poko||July 16, 1994||Isao Takahata||Shang Shang Typhoon||78%|
|8||Whisper of the Heart||July 15, 1995||Yoshifumi Kondō||Hayao Miyazaki||Yuji Nomi||91%|
|9||Princess Mononoke||July 12, 1997||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||92%|
|10||My Neighbors the Yamadas||July 17, 1999||Isao Takahata||Akiko Yano||75%|
|11||Spirited Away||July 20, 2001||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||97%|
|12||The Cat Returns||July 20, 2002||Hiroyuki Morita||Reiko Yoshida||Nozomu Takahashi & Toshio Suzuki||Yuji Nomi||89%|
|13||Howl's Moving Castle||November 20, 2004||Hayao Miyazaki||Toshio Suzuki||Joe Hisaishi||87%|
|14||Tales from Earthsea||July 29, 2006||Gorō Miyazaki||Gorō Miyazaki & Keiko Niwa||Tamiya Terashima||41%|
|15||Ponyo||July 19, 2008||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||92%|
|16||Arrietty||July 17, 2010||Hiromasa Yonebayashi||Hayao Miyazaki & Keiko Niwa||Cécile Corbel||95%|
|17||From Up on Poppy Hill||July 16, 2011||Gorō Miyazaki||Satoshi Takebe||83%|
|18||The Wind Rises||July 20, 2013||Hayao Miyazaki||Joe Hisaishi||89%|
|19||The Tale of the Princess Kaguya||November 23, 2013||Isao Takahata||Isao Takahata & Riko Sakaguchi||Yoshiaki Nishimura & Seiichiro Ujiie||100%|
|20||When Marnie Was There||July 19, 2014||Hiromasa Yonebayashi||Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Keiko Niwa & Masashi Ando||Yoshiaki Nishimura & Toshio Suzuki||Takatsugu Muramatsu||92%|
|Ocean Waves||May 5, 1993||Tomomi Mochizuki||Kaori Nakamura||Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi & Seiji Okuda||Shigeru Nagata||N/A|
- Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya (2014), director Gorō Miyazaki, based on Ronia the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. Animation production by Polygon Pictures, co-produced by Studio Ghibli.
These are short films, including those created for television, theatrical release, and the Ghibli Museum. Original video animation releases and music videos (theatrical and television) are also listed in this section.
|1995||On Your Mark||Hayao Miyazaki||A promotional music video for Chage & Aska|
|2000||Ghiblies||Yoshiyuki Momose||Hiroyuki Watanabe||TV short film|
|2001||Kujiratori (The Whale Hunt)||Hayao Miyazaki||Ghibli Museum|
|2001 - 2009||Film Guru Guru
- Kūsō no Kikaitachi no Naka no Hakai no Hatsumei (2002)
- The Theory of Evolution (2009)
|2002||Ghiblies Episode 2||Yoshiyuki Momose||Shown theatrically before The Cat Returns|
|2002||Koro's Big Day Out||Hayao Miyazaki||Ghibli Museum|
|2002||Imaginary Flying Machines||Toshio Suzuki|
|2002||Mei And The Kittenbus|
|2004||Portable Airport||Yoshiyuki Momose||A music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule|
|2004||Space Station No. 9|
|2005||Doredore no Uta||Osamu Tanabe||A promotional music video for Meiko Haigou|
|2005||A Flying City Plan (Soratobu Toshikeikaku)||Yoshiyuki Momose||A music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule|
|2005||Looking For A Home||Hayao Miyazaki||Ghibli Museum|
|2006||The Day I Raised/Harvested a Planet|
|2006||Water Spider Monmon|
|2006||The Night of Taneyamagahara||Kazuo Oga||A DVD version was released for Japan on July 7, 2006|
|2007||Iblard Jikan||Naohisa Inoue||Released in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray disc on July 4, 2007, as part of the Ghibli ga Ippai Collection|
|2009||Piece||Yoshiyuki Momose||A promotional music video for Yui Aragaki|
|2010||Chu Zumo||Ghibli Museum|
|2010||Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess||Hayao Miyazaki|
|2011||The Treasure Hunt|
|2012||Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo||Shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo|
|Release Date||Title||Translated title||Type||Publisher||Director||Notes|
|1992||Nandarō||What's That?||TV spot||Nippon TV||Hayao Miyazaki||Produced for the NTV 40th anniversary|
|1992||Sora Iro no Tane||The Sky-Colored Seed||TV spot||Nippon TV||Hayao Miyazaki||Based on the book by Rieko Nakagawa with illustrations by Yuriko Ōmura|
|1996||Hotaru no Haka||TV spot||Kinyō Roadshow||Yoshifumi Kondō||Based on the film Grave of the Fireflies|
|1997||Kinyō Roadshow Opening||TV spot||Kinyō Roadshow||Yoshifumi Kondō|
|2000||www.TVshop1.com||TV spot||TVshop1.com||Yoshiyuki Momose|
|2001||LAWSON Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi||TV spot||Lawson||Lawson convenience store tie in with Spirited Away DVD|
|2001||Umacha||Tasty Tea||TV spot||Asahi Soft Drinks||Yoshiyuki Momose||Several commercials featuring voices by Rina Uchiyama and Takashi Naitō|
|2002||Ghibli Museum Tickets||TV spot||Ghibli Museum||Hayao Miyazaki||Announcement for the opening of the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo|
|2002||House Foods – The Cat Returns||TV spot||House Foods||House Foods products tie-in campaign for The Cat Returns|
|2003||Resona Bank||TV spot||Resona Holdings||For the bank owned by Resona|
|2003||O-uchi de Tabeyou||TV spot||House Foods||Hayao Miyazaki
|House Foods commercial, summer version|
|2004||O-uchi de Tabeyou||TV spot||House Foods||Yoshiyuki Momose||House Foods commercial, winter version|
|2004||KNB Yumedegi||TV spot||Kitanihon Broadcasting||Shinji Hashimoto|
|2004||Yomiuri Shimbun – Kawaraban||TV spot||Yomiuri Shimbun|
|2005||Yomiuri Shimbun – Dore Dore Hikkōshi||TV spot||Yomiuri Shimbun|
|2010||Nisshin Seifun||TV spot||Yomiuri Shimbun||Katsuya Kondō||TV spot designed by Toshio Suzuki and Gorō Miyazaki|
|2010||Yomiuri Shimbun||TV spot||Yomiuri Shimbun||Gorō Miyazaki||TV spot for the newspaper, animated in the style of Shigeru Sugiura|
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- Jade Cocoon: Story of the Tamamayu, with Genki (PlayStation, 1998)
- Jade Cocoon 2, with Genki (PlayStation 2, 2001)
- Magic Pengel, with Garakuda-Studio and Taito (PlayStation 2, 2002)
- Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, with Level-5 (Nintendo DS, 2010)
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, with Level-5 (PlayStation 3, 2011)
- Princess Mononoke (2013)
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The works listed here consist of works that do not fall into the above categories. All of these films have been released on DVD or Blu-ray in Japan as part of the Ghibli Gakujutsu Library.
- Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1998) (documentary following Isao Takahata to Canada to meet Frédéric Back)
- Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1999) (documentary travelling with Hayao Miyazaki as he follows the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
- Mononoke Hime wa Koushite Umareta. ("How Princess Mononoke Was Born") (2001) (A behind the scenes film directed by Toshio Uratani, documenting the production of Princess Mononoke. Shot over a 2-year period, split into 3 chapters with a total running time of 400 minutes).
- Lasseter-san, Arigatou ("Thank You, Mr. Lasseter") (2003) (A thank you video created for John Lasseter, following Hayao Miyazaki and other Studio Ghibli staff to Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California in 2002, in preparation for the English language release of Spirited Away)
- Yanagawa Horiwari Monogatari ("The Story of Yanagawa's Canals") (2003) (A part-animated documentary directed by Isao Takahata, originally broadcast on NHK in 1987)
- Miyazaki Hayao Produce no Ichimai no CD ha Kōshite Umareta ("Hayao Miyazaki Produces a CD") (2004) (A film about Miyazaki's involvement in Tsunehiko Kamijo's Okaasa no Shashin CD. The second part features a recording of Kamijo's live performance at the Ghibli Museum in 2003)
- Otsuka Yasuo no Ugokasu Yorokobi ("Yasuo Otsuka's Joy of Motion") (2004) (A documentary about animator Yasuo Otsuka, mentor to Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata)
- Miyazaki Hayao to Ghibli Bijutsukan (2005) (A film featuring Gorō Miyazaki and Isao Takahata touring the Ghibli Museum)
- Jiburi no Eshokunin – Oga Kazuo Ten – Totoro no Mori o Kaita Hito ("A Ghibli Artisan – Kazuo Oga Exhibition – The Man Who Painted Totoro's Forest") (2007) (A documentary to commemorate an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, featuring the work of Studio Ghibli background artist Kazuo Oga)
- Ghibli no Fūkei ("Scenery of Ghibli") (2009) (DVD release of two specials, originally broadcast on BS Nippon TV. The first from 2006 with a running time of 85 minutes, follows Japanese actors Mayu Tsuruta, Yui Natsukawa and Tetta Sugimoto to Europe, matching Miyazaki's storyboards to the real world scenery and attractions that served as inspiration to the settings of his animated films. The second from 2008, with a running time of 95 minutes, travels with Mayu Tsuruta around 'traditional' and 'nostalgic' Japan, to find the domestic inspirations of Miyazaki's work)
- Suzuki Toshio no Ghibli Asemamire, 99 no Kotoba ("Toshio Suzuki's Ghibli Asemamire, 99 Words") (2009) (A compilation of 49 interviews conducted by Toshio Suzuki on his weekly radio program Ghibli Asemamire, broadcasting on Tokyo FM)
- Joe Hisaishi in Budokan – 25 years with the Animations of Hayao Miyazaki (2009) (Concert footage of Joe Hisaishi's 3 nights at the Nippon Budokan venue in August 2008, where he played various pieces from throughout his 25-year collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Originally broadcast on NHK)
- Ghibli no Hondana ("Ghibli's Bookshelf") (2011) (Accompanying the release of Arriety, this documentary, originally broadcast on BS Nippon Television, explores the influence of children's literature on Miyazaki and Takahata's body of work and Studio Ghibli as a whole)
- Ghibli no Fūkei ("Scenery of Ghibli") (2013) (A third special broadcast on BS Nippon TV, hosted by Kurara Chibana. This film journeys to the Swiss Alps, returning to the locations scouted by Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki in the 1970s during the production of Heidi, Girl of the Alps and Anne of Green Gables. This edition also interviews Gorō Miyazaki about the real life locations and settings that inspired From Up on Poppy Hill. Released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Japan, June 2013)
- Yume to Kyōki no ōkoku (The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness) (2013) (director Mami Sunada follows Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata over the course of a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release two films. Released theatrically in Japan in 2013 and in the United States in 2014)
- Isao Takahata - The Making of The Tale of Princess Kaguya ~ Ghibli Seventh Studio ~ the Legend of 933 Days (2014) (Originally broadcast as two 43 minute episodes on WOWOW in December 2013. The DVD and Blu-ray version, released in Japan in December 2014, expands the behind-the-scenes film, documenting the production of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, to 201 minutes. An 86 minute version of the film was released in the UK on DVD and digital formats as Isao Takahata And His Tale Of The Princess Kaguya in March 2015)
A selection of layout designs for animated productions was exhibited in the Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation exhibition tour, which started in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (July 28, 2008 to September 28, 2008) and subsequently travelled to different museums throughout Japan and Asia, concluding its tour of Japan in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (October 12, 2013 to January 26, 2014) and its tour of Asia in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (May 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014). Between October 4, 2014 and March 1, 2015 the layout designs were exhibited at Art Ludique in Paris. The exhibition catalogues contain annotated reproductions of the displayed artwork.
These works were not created by Studio Ghibli, but were produced by a variety of studios and people who went on to form or join Studio Ghibli. This includes members of Topcraft that went on to create Studio Ghibli in 1985; works produced by Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Nippon Animation or other studios and featuring involvement by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata or other Ghibli staffers. The list also includes works created in cooperation with Studio Ghibli.
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- Wanpaku Ōji no Orochi Taiji (1963) (by Toei; Isao Takahata was the assistant director)
- Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (1965) (by Toei; Hayao Miyazaki was one of the in between animators)
- Sally the Witch (1966) (by Toei Animation; Hayao Miyazaki was a key animator on this series, based on a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama.)
- GeGeGe no Kitaro (1968-1972) (by Toei Animation; first and second TV series directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga series by Shigeru Mizuki)
- Hols: Prince of the Sun (1968) (by Toei Animation, Takahata's directorial debut; Hayao Miyazaki was chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer)
- Himitsu no Akko-chan (1969) (by Toei Animation, directed by Hiroshi Ikeda; Miyazaki was a key animator)
- The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots (1969) (Directed by Kimio Yabuki for Toei, written by Hisashi Inoue with gag supervision by Nakahara Yumihiko, key animators include Yasuo Otsuka, Yoichi Kotabe, Reiko Okuyama, Takuo Kikuchi, Akemi Ota, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akira Daikubara) (The main character of the film; Pero would become the mascot for Toei Animation)
- Moomin (1969) (by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Mushi Production, key animation by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Animal Treasure Island (1971) (Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda for Toei with idea construction by Hayao Miyazaki; Hayao Miyazaki was also scene designer and chief animator)
- Lupin III Part 1 (1971 by Tokyo Movie Shinsha; the rest of the episodes were directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, based on the manga series by Monkey Punch)
- Panda! Go, Panda! (1972) (Made by Tokyo Movie Shinsha) (Directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Panda! Go, Panda!: The Rainy-Day Circus (1973) (Made by Tokyo Movie Shinsha) (Directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974, by Studio Gallop; directed by Isao Takahata)
- Dog of Flanders (1975) (made by Studio Comet; animation by Hayao Miyazaki)
- 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1976, by Studio Comet; directed by Isao Takahata; Scene setting, Layout: Hayao Miyazaki)
- Lupin III Part II (1977 by Tokyo Movie Shinsha); two episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Rascal the Raccoon (1977, by Studio Jungle Gym; key animation by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Future Boy Conan (1978) (by Studio Jungle Gym; directed by Hayao Miyazaki, with two episode directed by Isao Takahata, and featured animation work by many future Ghibli staffers)
- Anne of Green Gables (1979) (by Studio Comet; directed by Isao Takahata)
- The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) (by TMS Entertainment, Miyazaki's directorial feature debut)
- Tatsu no ko Taro (1979) (by Toei Animation, original concept by Isao Takahata)
- Jarinko Chie (1981) (by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Toho; directed by Isao Takahata)
- Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie (1982) (by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, key animation by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Gauche the Cellist (1982, by OH Production, directed by Isao Takahata)
- Sherlock Hound (1984, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, six episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984, Topcraft, many who worked on this film went on to found Studio Ghibli)
|Title||Release Date||Company||Creator||Director||Studio Ghibli Role||Notes|
|Ozanari Dungeon||1991||TMS Entertainment||Motoo Koyama||Hiroshi Aoyama||Animation Corporation||OVA series|
|Armored Dragon Legend Villgust||1993||Animate Film and Studio Fantasia||Katsuhiko Nishijima||Animation Assistance Studio||Studio Ghibli was one of the Animation Assistance Studios for Episode 2: "The Revived Land"|
|Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie||1995||Toei Animation||Naoko Takeuchi||Hiroki Shibata||Production Association Studio||Studio Ghibli was one of the production association studios|
|Neon Genesis Evangelion||1995-1996||Gainax and Tatsunoko Production||Hideaki Anno||Hideaki Anno||Co-Producer & Animation Studio||Animation and co-produced by Studio Ghibli on Episode 11: "The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still"|
|Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus||1995||TMS Entertainment||Monkey Punch||Shunya Itō
|Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power||1996||Toei Animation||Akira Toriyama||Shigeyasu Yamauchi||Production Cooperation Studio||Studio Ghibli was one of the production cooperation studios|
|Kaiketsu Zorro||1996-1997||Ashi Productions||Johnston McCulley||Katsumi Minoguchi||Production Cooperation Studio||Production cooperation by Studio Ghibli|
|Shiki-Jitsu||2000||Studio Kajino||Hideaki Anno|
|Satorare (Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius)||2001||Katsuyuki Motohiro||Co-Production by Studio Ghibli||live-action film|
|Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence||2004||Production I.G||Masamune Shirow||Mamoru Oshii||Co-Production|
|Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn||2010-2014||Sunrise||Hajime Yatate
|Kazuhiro Furuhashi||Co-Production||OVA series; co-produced by Studio Ghibli on Episode 3: "The Ghost of Laplace"|
|The Red Turtle||2016||Wild Bunch||Michael Dudok de Wit||Michael Dudok De Wit||Co-production||Animation production by Prima Linea Productions|
These Western animated films (plus one Japanese film) have been distributed by Studio Ghibli, and now through their label, Ghibli Museum Library.
|Title||Release Date||Country of Origin||Film Made By||Notes|
|Mr. Bug Goes to Town||1941||America||Fleischer Studios|
|The Humpbacked Horse (Russian: Konyok Gorbunok)||1947||Russian||Ivan Ivanov-Vano|
|Animal Farm||1954||Britain / France||Halas and Batchelor|
|The Snow Queen (Russian: Snezhnaya koroleva)||1957||Russian||Lev Atamanov|
|Margo the Mouse (Polish: Przygody Myszki)||1976||Poland||Eugeniusz Kotowski||animation series|
|The King and the Mockingbird (French: Le Roi et l'oiseau)||1980||France||Paul Grimault|
|Kirikou and the Sorceress (French: Kirikou et la Sorcière)||1998||France / Belgium||Michel Ocelot|
|Prince and Princess (French: Prince et princesse)||1999||France||Michel Ocelot|
|Les Triplettes de Belleville (French: Les Triplettes de Belleville)||2002||France||Sylvain Chomet|
|Winter Days (Japanese: 冬の日 (Fuyu no Hi))||2004||Japan||Kihachirō Kawamoto||experimental animation anthology|
|Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest||2006||France||Michel Ocelot|
|My Love (Russian: Moya Iyubov)||2006||Russian||Aleksandr Petrov|
|Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (French: Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages)||2007||France||Michel Ocelot|
|The Illusionist (French: L'Illusionniste)||2010||Britain / France||Sylvain Chomet|
|Tales of the Night (French: Les Contes de la nuit)||2011||France||Michel Ocelot|
|Wrinkles (Spanish: Arrugas)||2012||Spain||Ignacio Ferreras|
Studio Ghibli has made contributions to the following anime series and movies:
|Title||Year||Company||Studio Ghibli Contribution|
|Otaku no Video||1991||Gainax||series in-between animation|
|Crayon Shin-chan||1992–present||Shin-Ei Animation||series in-between animation|
|Giant Robo||1992||Mu Animation Studio||key animation assistance on episode 2 only|
|Memories||1995||Studio 4°C||cooperation in photography on Cannon Fodder sequence|
|Legend of Crystania - The Motion Picture||1995||Triangle Staff||backgrounds|
|Gunsmith Cats||1995-1996||Oriental Light and Magic||in-betweeners and photography on episodes 1 and 2 only|
|Fushigi Yûgi||1995-1996||Pierrot||in-between animation on episodes 5, 6, 9-12, and 14|
|Fire Emblem||1996||Studio Fantasia and KSS||in-between animation on episode 1 only|
|Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo||1996-2004||Studio Gallop||series in-between animation|
|Flame of Recca||1997-1998||Pierrot||series backgrounds|
|Trigun||1998||Madhouse Studios||series in-between animation and key animation on episode 3 only|
|Spriggan||1998||Studio 4°C||in-between animation|
|Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target||1998||TMS Entertainment||in-between animation|
|Popolocrois Monogatari||1998-1999||Bee Train and Production I.G||series in-between animation|
|Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo: The Movie||1999||Studio Gallop||in-between animation|
|Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie||1999||Madhouse Studios||special effects|
|Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card||2000||Madhouse Studios||special effects|
|The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final||2000-2003||Sunrise||series in-between animation|
|s-CRY-ed||2001||Sunrise||series in-between animation|
|Captain Kuppa||2001-2002||Bee Train||series in-between animation|
|You're Under Arrest||2001||Studio Deen||in-between animation on episode 26 only|
|Azumanga Daioh||2002||J.C.Staff||backgrounds on episode 11 only|
|A Tree of Palme||2002||Palm Studio||in-between cooperation|
|Overman King Gainer||2002-2003||Sunrise||in-between animation on episode 26 only|
|.hack//Liminality vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase||2003||Bee Train||in-between animation|
|Fullmetal Alchemist||2003-2004||Bones||series in-between animation|
|Samurai 7||2004||Gonzo||background art on episodes 6-9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18-23|
|Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo||2004-2005||Gonzo||in-between animation and digital coloring on episodes 20, 23 and 24|
|InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island||2004||Sunrise||backgrounds|
|The Prince of Tennis: The Two Samurai, The First Game||2005||Production I.G and NAS||in-between animation|
|Immortal Grand Prix||2005-2006||Production I.G||in-between animation on episodes 1 and 2 only|
|Elemental Gelade||2005||Xebec||background art on episodes 2-6 and 9|
|Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage||2006||Madhouse Studios||background art on episode 24 only|
|Tekkonkinkreet||2006||Studio 4°C||background art|
|The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film)||2006||Madhouse Studios||character and background art|
|Le Chevalier D'Eon||2006-2007||Production I.G||digital paint and in between animation on episodes 1-3 and 6|
|xxxHOLiC||2006||Production I.G||in-between animation on episodes 18, 20 and 23|
|Reideen||2007||Production I.G and Tohokushinsha Film||digital paint and in-between animation on episodes 1-3|
|Gurren Lagann||2007||Gainax||series finish animation and in-between animation|
|Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode||2008||A-1 Pictures||in-between animation on episode 5 only|
|Xam'd: Lost Memories||2008-2009||Bones||series in-between animation|
|Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season||2008-2009||Sunrise||in-between animation on episodes 4 and 9 only|
|Shikabane Hime: Aka||2008||Gainax and Feel||in-between assistance on episodes 2, 5, 8 and 10|
|One Outs||2008||Madhouse Studios||series backgrounds|
|King of Thorn||2009||Sunrise||background art|
|Tsubasa Chronicle: Spring Thunder||2009||Production I.G||series in-between animation|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood||2009-2010||Bones||series in-between animation|
|Bleach: Hell Verse||2010||Pierrot||backgrounds|
|Usagi Drop||2011||Production I.G||in-between animation on episodes 7, 8, 10 and 11|
|The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky||2011||Kinema Citrus||in-between animation|
|Scryed Alteration I Tao||2011||Sunrise||in-between animation|
|Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo"||2012||Studio Khara||in-between animation|
|Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent||2013||Studio 4°C||background art|
Notable animators and character designers from Studio Ghibli
- Kitarō Kōsaka (Monster, Master Keaton, and Nasu)
- Masashi Ando (Paranoia Agent and Paprika)
- Kenichi Yoshida (Overman King Gainer and Eureka Seven)
- Akihiko Yamashita (Tide-Line Blue, Princess Nine, Strange Dawn, and Relic Armor Legacium)
- Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo
- Yasuo Ōtsuka
- List of Japanese animation studios
- Studio Kajino, a subsidiary of Studio Ghibli
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- The Birth of Studio Ghibli, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind DVD, Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2005.
- "First of Two-part Miyazaki Feature". Animerica. 1 (5): 4. July 1993.
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There is a rumour that when Harvey Weinstein was charged with handling the US release of Princess Mononoke, Miyazaki sent him a samurai sword in the post. Attached to the blade was a stark message: 'No cuts.' / The director chortles. 'Actually, my producer did that.'
- スタジオジブリ社長に星野康二氏 (in Japanese). Retrieved February 1, 2008.
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Schilling, Mark (3 August 2014). "Japan's Studio Ghibli Envisages Short Break, not Imminent Closure". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
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- "Castle in the Sky (1989)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (1989 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) (1988)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- "My neighbor Totoro (1988)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Kiki's delivery service (1989)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Only Yesterday (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2016 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) (1992)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko) (The Raccoon War) (1994)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Whisper of the Heart (Mimi wo sumaseba) (If You Listen Closely) (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2006 was the year of its U.S. TV & DVD release.)
- "Princess Mononoke (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (1999 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Spirited Away (2001)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "The Cat Returns (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Howl's Moving Castle (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2005 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea) (2010)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2010 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "Ponyo (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2009 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (It was released in the U.S. under this title in 2012.)
- "From Up On Poppy Hill (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2013 was the year of its U.S. release.)
- "Studio Ghibli to release Miyazaki, Takahata films in Summer 2013". The Asahi Shimbun. December 21, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
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- "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2014 was the year of its U.S. release.)
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- "When Marnie Was There (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 5 July 2016. (2015 was the year of its U.S. release.)
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- Cavallaro, Dani. The Animé Art of Hayao Miyazaki. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7864-2369-9. OCLC 62430842.
- McCarthy, Helen. Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation: Films, Themes, Artistry. Berkeley, Calif.: Stone Bridge Press, 1999. ISBN 978-1-880656-41-9. OCLC 42296779. 2001 reprint of the 1999 text, with revisions: OCLC 51198297.
- Miyazaki, Hayao. Starting Point: 1979–1996. Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, trans. San Francisco: VIZ Media, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-0594-7. OCLC 290477195.
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- Odell, Colin, and Michelle Le Blanc. Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England: Kamera, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84243-279-2. OCLC 299246656.
- This Is How Ghibli Was Born (ジブリはこうして生まれた Jiburi wa kōshite umareta?). 1998 documentary, Nippon TV, 28 min.
- The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (夢と狂気の王国 Yume to Kyoki no Okoku?). 2013 documentary by Mami Sunada, 118 min.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Studio Ghibli.|
- スタジオジブリ – STUDIO GHIBLI official (Japanese)
- Studio Ghibli at Disney Video (United States)
- Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
- Nausicaa.net: The Hayao Miyazaki Web (Fan-maintained Studio Ghibli wiki)
- Studio Ghibli at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Sevakis, Justin (December 12, 2014). "Holiday Hustle". Anime News Network. Answerman (column). Includes a summary of all English-language video releases of Ghibli films.