Studio Ghibli

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  • Yasuyoshi Tokuma

    Yasuyoshi Tokuma
    Yasuyoshi Tokuma was one of the founding fathers of Ghibli. He was born October 25, 1921, Yokosuka, Japan and attended Waseda University. He was given the award of Japan Academy Prize for Special Planning Award. He died September 20, 2000, Tokyo, Japan
  • Isao Takahata

    Isao Takahata
    Isao Takahata was one of the founding fathers of Ghibli. He was born on October 29, 1935 in Ujiyamada, Japan. He went to the University of Tokyo for school and studied Film directing and screenwriting. Sadly he died at the age of 82 on April 5, 2018.
  • Hayao Miyazaki

    Hayao Miyazaki
    Hayao Miyazaki was one of the founding fathers of Ghibli. January 5, 1941 in Tokyo, Japan. He attended Gakushuin University. It was Hayao Miyazaki idea to start the Studio.
  • Toshio Suzuki

    Toshio Suzuki
    Toshio Suzuki was one of the founding fathers of Ghibli. He was born in August 19, 1948 in Nagoya, Japan. He went to Keio University and studied screen writing.
  • First Founded

    First Founded
    Studio Ghibli was founded in June 15, 1985, Tokyo, Japan and founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. It focused on creating Animated feature films also known as anime, television films, commercials, and live-action films, but is mostly known for its animated films.
  • Castle in the Sky

    Castle in the Sky
    In 1986 Ghibli's frist production was created, a film named Castle in the Sky directed and produced by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. After it was produced they only grew in popularity.
  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies
    This film was made during WW2 and focused on the gruesome side of life and was not meant for children.
  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro
    My Neighbor Totoro was produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Toru Hara. Because of how popular it was they made Totoro, the big fuzzy creature in the movie, their mascot.
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Directed, written, and produced by Hayao Miyazaki, Kiki's delivery service was the first film produce in Studio Ghibli and Walt Disney's partner ship.
  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday
    Directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Toshio Suzuki, Only Yesterday was written to be a realistic drama written for adults, particularly women. Only Yesterday was yet again a huge hit.
  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso
    Porco Rosso directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Toshio Suzuki wasn't as popular as the other Studio Ghibli films. Even though it was a failure in the box office Hayao Miyazaki still took pride in it.
  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko
    Directed by Isao Takahata and produced by Toshio Suzuki, Pom Poko was more of a silly movie meant for kids and not the usual audience that Ghibli aims for. still a great hit.
  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart
    Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Whisper of the Heart was a romantic and drama film created for older viewers unlike the film before, Pom Poko .Whisper of the Heart was Kondō's only film as director before his death in 1998 and Studio Ghibli had hoped that Kondō would become the "next" Miyazaki and Takahata.
  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke
    Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli wanted to approach mature themes once again with Princess Mononoke. This film is more on the gore and nudity side out of all the films, but is also known to be one of the best they have made.
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas

    My Neighbors the Yamadas
    Directed and written by Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, My Neighbors the Yamadas is unlike the other films of Studio Ghibli. The film is presented in a style comic strip which is much different then the regular style.
  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away
    directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Spirited Away (my personal favorite) won 35 awards and is claimed to be the best film Ghibli has ever produced. With several Japanese tales and legends with a beautiful story in the mix, many say it is one of the best animated features of all time.
  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns
    Directed and written by, Reiko Yoshida, Nozomu Takahashi, and Toshio Suzuki, The Cat Returns was the highly expected sequel to Whisper of the Heart. With the cat, Baron and his journey afterward. This movie is known mostly for it`s different art style in animation, giving it a better and more modern look. Just like My Neighbors the Yamadas, people didn't like the change in the art style and stoped in other films.
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle
    Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Howl's Moving Castle is an amazing film based of a European novel. It easily made the top five list of their best films.
  • Tales from Earthsea

    Tales from Earthsea
    Directed and written by Gorō Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, and Toshio Suzuki, Tales from Earthsea had high hopes to out shine Howl`s Moving Castle and even Spirited Away. When it didn`t meet those high standards, the ratings dropped, and the Studio sadly lost some support. It has the lowest ratings out of all the Ghibli Films even worse then Porco Rosso.
  • Ponyo

    Ponyo
    Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, Ponyo drew inspiration from Disney`s The Little Mermaid. This film regained the Studio`s popularity once again after the fall of Tales from Earthsea. Not only supported did Disney sport them, but became a worldwide success. It was said to also give that "classic Ghibli feel" that its films as of late had been needing. Many have compared to their first film Castle in the Sky.
  • Arrietty / The Secret World of Arrietty

    Arrietty / The Secret World of Arrietty
    Directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, and Toshio Suzuki, Arrietty or The Secret World of Arrietty in North America the Studio wanted to do the same thing with Ponyo, being inspired by another film. The Secret World of Arrietty / Arrietty was inspired by The Borrowers. The film was thrown under the bus for not mentioning where it gained its inspiration from, but the film got support from Disney in the end and avoided the lawsuit.
  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill
    Directed and written by Gorō Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, and Toshio Suzuki, From Up on Poppy Hill was a step in the right direction for the Studio after Hayao Miyazaki, Keiko Niwa, and Toshio Suzuki. It had a similar theme to Whisper of the Heart, a classic romance story, but a bitter sweet ending.
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
    Directed and written by Isao Takahata, Riko Sakaguchi, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Seiichiro Ujiie, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The film was created on the 30th anniversary of the founding of Studio Ghibli.
  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises
    Directed and written Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki, The Wind Rises was a turning point for Ghibli. This was also the goodbye film of Hayao Miyazaki, the key director of Studio Ghibli, his approach to a goodbye film was rather shocking. The film was taking place during the same time period their second film, Grave of the Fireflies, a film that didn`t do as greatly as they hoped. The Wind Rises didn`t fail to amaze.
  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There
    When Marnie Was There was the first film the Studio did without the guidance of their prime director. There was much controversy around that about how Studio Ghibli would never make another masterpiece again without their founder director. Yet it won Best Animated Feature Film in the Chicago International Children`s Film Festival and nominated for several other things. People realized the Studio would be just fine.