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Studio Ghibli Inc: All you need to know about this movie studio

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Studio Ghibli Inc

Studio Ghibli Inc, based in Koganei, Tokyo, is a Japanese animation movie studio. The studio is primarily known for its own animated movies, although this has also created a number of short subjects, advertisements, and one television movie. Totoro, a gigantic cat-like spirit from the 1988 animated film My Neighbor Totoro, serves as that of the studio’s mascot and also the most famous emblem. Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo are among Studio Ghibli’s highest-grossing movies (2008).

Well after the success of Topcraft’s Nausicaä, the studio was created on June 15, 1985, by filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki as well as Isao Takahata, as well as producer Toshio Suzuki. This has also worked upon the visual creation of various video games alongside video game firms.

Five of the studio’s movies are one of Japan’s top 10 grossing anime films. Spirited Away is already in second place, with a domestic gross of 31.68 billion yen as well as a worldwide gross of almost US$380 million, while Princess Mononoke has been in fourth place with a domestic gross of 20.18 billion yen. The Animage Grand Prix award has been given to several of their works. The Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year was awarded to four films. Five of the studio’s movies have been nominated for Academy Awards. Spirited Away received the Golden Bear for Best Animated Feature in 2002 as well as the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003.

Following Miyazaki’s retirement on August 3, 2014, Studio Ghibli Inc temporarily halted production. Suzuki started in February 2017 that Miyazaki has returned from retirement to produce a new feature film titled How Do You Live? that he planned to be his final picture.

Miyazaki picked the name “Ghibli” from the Italian term ghibli, which is derived from the Libyan Arabic name for such a scorching desert wind, with the intention of “blowing a new breeze through into the anime business.” It also refers to the Caproni Ca.309, an Italian aircraft. The studio is romanized in Japanese as Jiburi, despite the fact that the Italian term should be transliterated as ‘Giburi,’ with a hard g sound.

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