History Creator / StudioGhibli

30th Apr '17 8:10:16 AM eroock
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* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (July 2014) [[note]]Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (July 2014) (2014) [[note]]Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson[[/note]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', directed by Michael Dudok de Wit (2016) [[note]]Co-production with European studio Wild Bunch. Isao Takahata was the Artistic Producer.[[/note]]



New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.

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New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', which was released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.
11th Apr '17 10:52:09 PM gjjones
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* ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'', directed by Isao Takahata (2013) [[note]]Based the Japanese folk tale, "The Legend of the Bamboo Cutter"[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'', ''Anime/TheTaleOfThePrincessKaguya'', directed by Isao Takahata (2013) [[note]]Based the Japanese folk tale, "The Legend of the Bamboo Cutter"[[/note]]
26th Mar '17 10:43:24 PM C2
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New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.

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New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.
26th Mar '17 10:42:22 PM C2
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New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.

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New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.
26th Mar '17 7:21:02 PM C2
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In early 2014, Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki all announced their retirements – and Miyazaki, long infamous for [[TenMinuteRetirement flip-flopping on this subject]], [[AvertedTrope actually meant it this time]].[[note]] '''Sort of.''' Officially, he's done with feature films for good, but word is he still makes the occasional short film for the Ghibli museum.[[/note]] On August 3rd, Suzuki stated that Studio Ghibli would take a break from feature film animation while they undergo restructuring and figure out where/how to continue the company in the future. Since then, Yonebayashi has left the studio and joined Studio Ponoc to direct and co-screenwrite Studio Ponoc's first movie ''Anime/MaryAndTheWitchsFlower'', and Goro has directed ''Anime/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'' as a TV co-production with Polygon Pictures.

New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer.

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In early 2014, Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki all announced their retirements – and Miyazaki, long infamous for [[TenMinuteRetirement flip-flopping on this subject]], [[AvertedTrope actually meant appeared to mean it this time]].[[note]] '''Sort of.''' Officially, he's done with feature at the time.[[note]]He continued to work on short films for good, but word is he still makes the occasional short film for the Ghibli museum.during this period.[[/note]] On August 3rd, Suzuki stated that Studio Ghibli would take a break from feature film animation while they undergo restructuring and figure out where/how to continue the company in the future. Since then, Yonebayashi has left the studio and joined Studio Ponoc to direct and co-screenwrite Studio Ponoc's first movie ''Anime/MaryAndTheWitchsFlower'', and Goro has directed ''Anime/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'' as a TV co-production with Polygon Pictures.

New hope for the studio has been garnered when, in very late 2015, it was announced that Ghibli would be providing some of the animation for a new theatrical film titled ''The Red Turtle'', with plans for it to be released the September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. The director of the film is the Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, who reportedly temporarily relocated to Japan to help complete the storyboards, while Isao Takahata will be the Artistic Producer. \n In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.
7th Jan '17 2:12:08 PM DoctorCooper
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Studio Ghibli is well-known among anime fans for maintaining a ''very'' strict anti-editing policy when they license their films for international distribution – although they have no problem with foreign companies translating credits or dubbing dialogue and insert songs (in fact they encourage it because they value accessibility), they do not allow even one single frame of animation to be altered or edited out. This is due to the ''Warriors of the Wind'' fiasco, when an American video company heavily censored ''Manga/{{Nausica|aOfTheValleyOfTheWind}}ä'' behind Miyazaki's back (more information about that can be found on the film's page). It became an issue after Creator/{{Disney}} signed a deal with Tokuma Shoten in 1996 that allowed Disney to distribute all but one of Ghibli's feature films.[[note]] ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' is the odd one out; it had already been licensed to Creator/CentralParkMedia… and given its [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII subject]] [[TearJerker matter]], Disney probably didn't want it anyway.[[/note]] They handed localization of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' off to Creator/{{Miramax|Films}}. [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] immediately tried to pull an ''[[WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler Arabian Night]]'' on ''Mononoke'' in hopes of getting the movie re-rated PG. In response, Suzuki ([[UrbanLegend allegedly]]) sent him an authentic katana, attached to which was a note: [[IncrediblyLamePun "No cuts!"]]. On the one hand, this policy has allowed North America (where companies are notorious for censoring foreign things) to see these movies as they were meant to be seen; on the other hand, ''Mononoke'''s PG-13 rating almost certainly led to its being a BoxOfficeBomb and to Disney's subsequent refusal to allow ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'' any release at all. Still, Disney has for the most part done rather well by [[WaltDisneyHomeVideo/StudioGhibli the rest of Ghibli's catalogue]], which are often the top-selling anime in North America for any given year due to the studio's mainstream credibility.

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Studio Ghibli is well-known among anime fans for maintaining a ''very'' strict anti-editing policy when they license their films for international distribution – although they have no problem with foreign companies translating credits or dubbing dialogue and insert songs (in fact they encourage it because they value accessibility), they do not allow even one single frame of animation to be altered or edited out. This is due to the ''Warriors of the Wind'' fiasco, when an American video company heavily censored ''Manga/{{Nausica|aOfTheValleyOfTheWind}}ä'' behind Miyazaki's back (more information about that can be found on the film's page). It became an issue after Creator/{{Disney}} signed a deal with Tokuma Shoten in 1996 that allowed Disney to distribute all but one of Ghibli's feature films.[[note]] ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'' is the odd one out; it had already been licensed to Creator/CentralParkMedia… and given its [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII subject]] [[TearJerker matter]], Disney probably didn't want it anyway.[[/note]] They handed localization of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' off to Creator/{{Miramax|Films}}. [[Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany Harvey Weinstein]] immediately tried to pull an ''[[WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler Arabian Night]]'' on ''Mononoke'' in hopes of getting the movie re-rated PG. In response, Suzuki ([[UrbanLegend allegedly]]) sent him an authentic katana, attached to which was a note: [[IncrediblyLamePun "No cuts!"]]. On the one hand, this policy has allowed North America (where companies are notorious for censoring foreign things) to see these movies as they were meant to be seen; on the other hand, ''Mononoke'''s PG-13 rating almost certainly led to its being a BoxOfficeBomb and to Disney's subsequent refusal to allow ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'' any release at all. Still, Disney has for the most part done rather well by [[WaltDisneyHomeVideo/StudioGhibli the rest of Ghibli's catalogue]], catalogue, which are often the top-selling anime in North America for any given year due to the studio's mainstream credibility.
5th Jan '17 10:53:37 AM Spectrix
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* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (1989)

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* ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (1989)(1989)[[note]]Loosely based on an illustrated novel by Eiko Kadono[[/note]]



* ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (1992)

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* ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (1992)(1992)[[note]]Based on a manga Miyazaki wrote called "The Age of the Flying Ship"[[/note]]



* ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2011)

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* ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2011)(2011)[[note]]Based on the manga "Kokuriko-zaka kara" by Tetsuo Sayama and Chizuru Takahashi[[/note]]
22nd Dec '16 3:39:59 PM TargetmasterJoe
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In early 2014, Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki all announced their retirements – and Miyazaki, long infamous for [[TenMinuteRetirement flip-flopping on this subject]], [[AvertedTrope actually meant it this time]].[[note]] '''Sort of.''' Officially, he's done with feature films for good, but word is he still makes the occasional short film for the Ghibli museum.[[/note]] On August 3rd, Suzuki stated that Studio Ghibli would take a break from feature film animation while they undergo restructuring and figure out where/how to continue the company in the future. Since then, Yonebayashi has left the studio, and Goro has directed ''Anime/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'' as a TV co-production with Polygon Pictures.

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In early 2014, Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki all announced their retirements – and Miyazaki, long infamous for [[TenMinuteRetirement flip-flopping on this subject]], [[AvertedTrope actually meant it this time]].[[note]] '''Sort of.''' Officially, he's done with feature films for good, but word is he still makes the occasional short film for the Ghibli museum.[[/note]] On August 3rd, Suzuki stated that Studio Ghibli would take a break from feature film animation while they undergo restructuring and figure out where/how to continue the company in the future. Since then, Yonebayashi has left the studio, studio and joined Studio Ponoc to direct and co-screenwrite Studio Ponoc's first movie ''Anime/MaryAndTheWitchsFlower'', and Goro has directed ''Anime/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'' as a TV co-production with Polygon Pictures.
12th Nov '16 1:00:36 AM NWolfman
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Unfortunately, despite all the critical acclaim, by the late-2000s it was clear that all was not well at Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki's infamous workaholic and control freak tendencies meant that the studio had not adequately fostered new directorial talent capable of taking over once he and Takahata finally retired. Indeed, the studio did not do so until it was absolutely unavoidable. Miyazaki ''did'' actually choose his successor back in the 90's; unfortunately for him, it was Yoshifumi Kondo (director of ''Whisper of the Heart''), who sadly and unexpectedly passed away in 1998 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Hayao's son Goro's 2006 directorial debut ''Tales From Earthsea'' received mixed reviews and the studio did not consider it a success. Producer Toshio Suzuki's decision to tap the younger Miyazaki to direct ''Earthsea'' caused a rift between the two Miyazakis, as Hayao believed that Goro was not ready to direct a film[[note]] (he kinda had a point, considering that Goro was trained as an architect, not an animator)[[/note]], a belief that the film's lackluster performance appeared to confirm. However, the elder Miyazaki's opinion of the finished film, "It was made honestly, so it was good", did much to repair their relationship, as Japanese culture considers sincerity more praiseworthy than success. Miyazaki seems to have ''finally'' found his successor in Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of ''Arrietty''. In addition, Goro's second movie, ''From Up On Poppy Hill'', won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, which has likely secured him a place as another worthy successor to his father.

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Unfortunately, despite all the critical acclaim, by the late-2000s it was clear that all was not well at Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki's infamous workaholic and control freak tendencies meant that the studio had not adequately fostered new directorial talent capable of taking over once he and Takahata finally retired. Indeed, the studio did not do so until it was absolutely unavoidable. Miyazaki ''did'' actually choose his successor back in the 90's; unfortunately for him, it was Yoshifumi Kondo (director of ''Whisper of the Heart''), who sadly and unexpectedly passed away in 1998 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.hemorrhage[[note]]It's rumored that Kondo's fatal hemorrhage was the result of him trying and failing to match Miyazaki's insane perfectionism[[/note]]. Hayao's son Goro's 2006 directorial debut ''Tales From Earthsea'' received mixed reviews and the studio did not consider it a success. Producer Toshio Suzuki's decision to tap the younger Miyazaki to direct ''Earthsea'' caused a rift between the two Miyazakis, as Hayao believed that Goro was not ready to direct a film[[note]] (he kinda had a point, considering that Goro was trained as an architect, not an animator)[[/note]], a belief that the film's lackluster performance appeared to confirm. However, the elder Miyazaki's opinion of the finished film, "It was made honestly, so it was good", did much to repair their relationship, as Japanese culture considers sincerity more praiseworthy than success. Miyazaki seems to have ''finally'' found his successor in Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of ''Arrietty''. In addition, Goro's second movie, ''From Up On Poppy Hill'', won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year, which has likely secured him a place as another worthy successor to his father.
26th Jul '16 11:22:31 PM PaulA
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* ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2006) [[note]]Often called by its Japanese name ''Gedo Senki'' by anime fans; [[InNameOnly loosely based on]] the ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' novel series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2006) [[note]]Often called by its Japanese name ''Gedo Senki'' by anime fans; [[InNameOnly loosely based on]] the ''Literature/{{Earthsea|Trilogy}}'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' novel series by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin[[/note]]
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