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A world-famous Japanese animation studio.
One of Japan's most famous animation studios, Ghibli was formed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata on June 15, 1985 following the success of their film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. The studio is funded through the media company, Tokuma Shoten, and many of the studio's films have been directed by Miyazaki. Eight of their films are among the highest-grossing Japanese animated films that have ever been made, with Spirited Away currently the highest grossing anime film by making nearly $275 million internationally. They have won many awards for their films, many of which having won Animage's Anime Grand Prix award and Spirited Away being the only Japanese animated film to date to successfully win an American Academy Award. The studio's future is presently uncertain as Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from directing any future animated films for Ghibli in 2013 following his work on The Wind Rises and the studio announcing that they were taking a hiatus from future animated film development the following year as they reassess their studio operations since Miyazaki's retirement.
One of the most famous American developments involving the world of anime came from the deal struck between Tokuma Shoten and the Walt Disney Corporation in 1996 that gave Disney theatrical, TV broadcast and home video distribution rights to many of the films within the Studio Ghibli film library to most parts of the world, except for Asia. The first Ghibli film released to home video under this deal was Kiki's Delivery Service and the deal also allowed Disney to theatrically release Ghibli's most recent animated film project at that time, Princess Mononoke.
As part of the deal, Ghibli enforces a strict policy that prevents Disney from making any edits to their films. This policy came about when Ghibli got word that Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was heavily edited for video release in 1985 by New World Pictures to market the film towards children and was renamed Warriors of the Wind. The release upset Ghibli and the studio's fans, with Hayao Miyazaki suggesting to fans to forget that the film ever existed. A notable instance of this policy being enforced was when Miramax, a sister company of the Disney Corporation, contacted Ghibli to request some scenes in Princess Mononoke to get cut to make it more marketable for its theatrical release. In response, the studio mailed an actual katana to Miramax's co-chairman Harvey Weinstein that came with a simple message: "no cuts".
The only film that Disney was not allowed to release under the deal was Grave of the Fireflies. This was because the movie was produced by a separate media company named Shinchosa when Ghibli was putting together a double-feature bill for theatrical release in 1988 with Grave and My Neighbor Totoro. American home video distribution rights to Grave of the Fireflies originally belonged to Central Park Media and are currently handled by Sentai Filmworks.
Note: While many consider Nausicaa a Ghibli film, the film was made before Ghibli's official formation in 1985 hence its lack of addition on this list.
|Castle in the Sky||August 2, 1986||Hayao Miyazaki|
|My Neighbor Totoro||April 16, 1988||Hayao Miyazaki|
|Grave of the Fireflies||April 16, 1988||Isao Takahata|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||July 29, 1989||Hayao Miyazaki|
|Only Yesterday||July 20, 1991||Isao Takahata|
|Porco Rosso||July 28, 1992||Hayao Miyazaki|
|Ocean Waves||May 5, 1993||Tomomi Mochizuki|
|Pom Poko||July 16, 1994||Isao Takahata|
|Whisper of the Heart||July 15, 1995||Yoshifumi Kondo|
|Princess Mononoke||July 12, 1997||Hayao Miyazaki|
|My Neighbors the Yamadas||July 17, 1999||Isao Takahata|
|Spirited Away||July 27, 2001||Hayao Miyazaki|
|The Cat Returns||July 19, 2002||Hiroyuki Morita|
|Howl's Moving Castle||November 20, 2004||Hayao Miyazaki|
|Tales from Earthsea||July 29, 2006||Goro Miyazaki|
|Ponyo||July 19, 2008||Hayao Miyazaki|
|The Borrowers Arrietty||July 17, 2010||Hiromasa Yonebayashi|
|From Up on Poppy Hill||July 16, 2011||Goro Miyazaki|
|The Wind Rises||July 20, 2013||Hayao Miyazaki|
|The Tale of Princess Kaguya||November 23, 2013||Isao Takahata|
|When Marnie Was There||July 19, 2014||Hiromasa Yonebayashi|
|Company Name||Studio Ghibli|
|Romaji Name:||Kabushiki Gaisha Sutajio Jiburi|
|Street Address||1-4-25, Kajino-cho|
|Date Founded||June 15, 1985, midnight|