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Studio Ghibli, Inc.
Animation movie studio
Media and Leisure
Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata
Koganei , Tokyo, Japan
Variety of places
Animated characteristic movies ()
Mum or dad
Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ, ?) is a Japanese animation movie studio. The corporate’s brand options the character Totoro (a big forest spirit) from Hayao Miyazaki‘s movie . It has its headquarters in Koganei, Tokyo.
A number of anime options created by Studio Ghibli have gained the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, together with: , in 1986; , in 1988; and , in 1989. In 2002, gained an Oscar for Greatest Animated Characteristic and it stays the one movie made exterior the English-speaking world to have finished so.
The identify Ghibli is predicated on the Arabic identify for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, which the Italians used for his or her Saharan scouting planes within the Second World Battle, the concept being that the studio would blow a brand new wind by the Japanese anime business.
Although the Italian phrase is pronounced with a tough /ɡ/, the Japanese pronunciation of the studio’s identify is with a comfortable [dʑíbɯɽi] (13px hear).
Based in June, 1985, the studio is headed by the administrators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. Previous to the formation of the studio, Miyazaki and Takahata had already had lengthy careers in Japanese movie and tv animation and had labored collectively on and ; and Suzuki was an editor at Tokuma Shoten‘s manga journal.
The studio was based after the success of the 1984 movie , written and directed by Miyazaki for Topcraft and distributed by Tōei. The origins of the movie lie within the first two volumes of a serialized manga written by Miyazaki for publication in as a manner of producing curiosity in an anime model. Suzuki was a part of the manufacturing staff on the movie and based Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki, who additionally invited Takahata to affix the brand new studio.
The studio has primarily produced movies by Miyazaki, with the second most prolific director being Takahata (most notably with ). Different administrators who’ve labored with Studio Ghibli embrace Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita and Gorō Miyazaki. Composer Joe Hisaishi has supplied the soundtrack for all of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies.
Lots of Ghibli’s works are distributed in Japan by Toho. Internationally, the Walt Disney Firm has rights to all of Ghibli’s output that didn’t have earlier worldwide distribution, together with the worldwide, non-Japan distribution rights to and .
Over time, there was a detailed relationship between Studio Ghibli and the journal , which frequently runs unique articles concerning the studio and its members in a piece titled “Ghibli Notes.” Art work from Ghibli’s movies and different works steadily options on the duvet of the journal. Between 1999 and 2005 Studio Ghibli was a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten, the writer of .
In October 2001, the Ghibli Museum opened in Tokyo. It incorporates reveals primarily based on Studio Ghibli movies and exhibits animations, together with a variety of brief Studio Ghibli movies not obtainable elsewhere.
The corporate is well-known for its strict “no-edits” coverage in licensing their movies overseas. This was a results of the dubbing of Miyazaki’s when the movie was launched in the US as . The movie was closely edited and Americanized, with important parts minimize and the plot rewritten. The “no cuts” coverage was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein advised modifying to make it extra marketable. In response, a Studio Ghibli producer despatched an genuine katana with a easy message: “No cuts”.
On February 1, 2008, Toshio Suzuki stepped down from the place of Studio Ghibli president, which he had held since 2005, and Koji Hoshino (former president of Walt Disney Japan) took over. Suzuki mentioned he needed to enhance movies along with his personal arms as a producer, somewhat than demanding this from his staff. Suzuki determined at hand over the presidency to Hoshino as a result of Hoshino has helped Studio Ghibli to promote its movies since 1996, in addition to serving to to launch the movie in the US.
At present, Takahata and Goro Miyazaki (director of and Hayao’s son) are growing tasks for launch after Hayao Miyazaki’s .
- The primary actual box-office success in Studio Ghibli’s historical past ()
- The best-grossing movie of 1992 in Japan ()
- The primary Studio Ghibli movie to make use of pc graphics ()
- The primary Miyazaki characteristic to make use of pc graphics, and the primary Studio Ghibli characteristic to make use of digital coloring ()
- The primary Studio Ghibli characteristic to be shot utilizing a 100% digital course of ()
- The primary Miyazaki characteristic to be shot utilizing a 100% digital course of; the primary movie to gross $200 million worldwide earlier than opening in North America; the one anime movie to win an Academy award for Greatest Animated Characteristic; the one winner of an Academy award for Greatest Animated Characteristic to be made exterior the English-speaking world; the one traditionally-animated winner of an Academy award for Greatest Animated Characteristic (); the movie to lastly overtake on the Japanese field workplace, changing into the highest grossing movie within the historical past of Japanese cinema.
Movies (excluding brief movies or Ghibli Museum releases)
Quick movies (TV, theatrical, Ghibli Museum, and OVA)
Music movies (theatrical and TV)
- “Sora Iro no Tane” (The Sky-Coloured Seed) (1992) (TV spot for Nippon TV)
- “Nandarou” (1992) (TV industrial for NHK)
- “Hotaru No Haku” (1996) (Kinyou Roadshow houeikokuchi spot)
- “Kinyou Roadshow” (1996) (Announcement spot for Kinyou Roadshow opening)
- “Umacha” (2001) (TV commercials)
- “Shop-One” (On-line Buying Mall Announcement Spot)
- “House Shokuhin” (Home Shokuhin Marketing campaign Business)
- “O-uchi de Tabeyou” (Home Shokuhin Sequence Business, Summer time Model)
- “O-uchi de Tabeyou” (Home Shokuhin Sequence Business, Winter Model)
- “Hajimaru yo, Erai Koccha-hen” (KNB YumeDigi PR Spot)
- “Kawaraban-hen” (Company industrial for Yomiuri Shinbubsha)
- “Dore Dore Hikkoushi-hen” (Company industrial for Yomiuri Shinbubsha)
- “Risona Ginkou” (Company industrial)
Video video games
The works listed right here encompass works that do not fall into the above classes. Many of those movies have been launched on DVD in Japan as a part of the .
These works weren’t created by Studio Ghibli, however had been produced by members of Topcraft that went on to create Studio Ghibli in 1985; produced by Toei Animation, Tokyo Film Shinsha, Nippon Animation or different studios and that includes involvement by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, or different Ghibli staffers; or created in cooperation with Studio Ghibli.
These Western animated movies have been distributed by Studio Ghibli, and now by their label, Ghibli Museum Library
As well as, Takahata, working with employees from the studio, contributed a phase to the 2004 experimental animation anthology ().
Studio Ghibli has made contributions to the next anime collection and flicks.