History Creator / StudioGhibli

7th Dec '17 2:08:38 AM gjjones
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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Beginning in 1997 with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', every last one of their films has an AllStarCast of veteran Japanese actors for their main characters, some of those including popular singers and stage actors. Even before then, Ghibli has used celebrities to voice supporting and main characters, such as Shigesato Itoi who voices Satsuki and Mei's father in ''Totoro'' and Issei Takahashi, who voices Seiji Amasawa in ''Whisper of the Heart''.
** In their English dubs produced by Disney and GKIDS, they have a mix of professional voice actors as well as celebrities who don't normally do voice acting.
* ChannelHop:
** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.
** The North American releases have a long history:
*** ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' was licensed first by New World Pictures and released it as the infamous ''Warriors of the Wind''.
*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was dubbed into English for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.
*** For ''Grave of the Fireflies'', it was licensed first by Creator/CentralParkMedia and later by Creator/ADVFilms, who then restructered into Creator/SentaiFilmworks, who released a Blu-Ray with their own dub in addition to the original CPM dub. To this day, Sentai still retains the rights since the film isn't represented by Studio Ghibli.
*** When Disney signed a deal with Tokuma in 1996, they acquired all of their films and redubbed all the films with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works.
*** In the early 2010s, GKIDS decided to take up home video and theatrical rights to ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves'', as well as the theatrical rights to all of the remaining Ghibli films. Then, by July 2017, GKIDS acquired home video distribution rights for the entire film catalog previously released from Disney. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film, with the exception of ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', which will be respectively retained by Sentai Filmworks and Disney.
* CreatorKiller: The failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to restructure itself.
* NoExportForYou: Until Disney negotiated a deal with Ghibli's former owner Tokuma Shoten in 1996, any attempt to watch a Ghibli film in North America aside from ''Totoro'' was impossible.
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone technically owns the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS acquired the license to the whole Ghibli film catalog, they confirmed that they would not release digital copies of their films. This is a result of Studio Ghibli's own ExecutiveMeddling, since even Disney couldn't do it back when they had most of those licenses.
6th Dec '17 6:06:14 PM hipsterelephant
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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Beginning in 1997 with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', every last one of their films has an AllStarCast of veteran Japanese actors for their main characters, some of those including popular singers and stage actors. Even before then, Ghibli has used celebrities to voice supporting and main characters, such as Shigesato Itoi who voices Satsuki and Mei's father in ''Totoro'' and Issei Takahashi, who voices Seiji Amasawa in ''Whisper of the Heart''.
** In their English dubs produced by Disney and GKIDS, they have a mix of professional voice actors as well as celebrities who don't normally do voice acting.
* ChannelHop:
** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.
** The North American releases have a long history:
*** ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' was licensed first by New World Pictures and released it as the infamous ''Warriors of the Wind''.
*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was dubbed into English for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.
*** For ''Grave of the Fireflies'', it was licensed first by Creator/CentralParkMedia and later by Creator/ADVFilms, who then restructered into Creator/SentaiFilmworks, who released a Blu-Ray with their own dub in addition to the original CPM dub. To this day, Sentai still retains the rights since the film isn't represented by Studio Ghibli.
*** When Disney signed a deal with Tokuma in 1996, they acquired all of their films and redubbed all the films with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works.
*** In the early 2010s, GKIDS decided to take up home video and theatrical rights to ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves'', as well as the theatrical rights to all of the remaining Ghibli films. Then, by July 2017, GKIDS acquired home video distribution rights for the entire film catalog previously released from Disney. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film, with the exception of ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', which will be respectively retained by Sentai Filmworks and Disney.
* CreatorKiller: The failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to restructure itself.
* NoExportForYou: Until Disney negotiated a deal with Ghibli's former owner Tokuma Shoten in 1996, any attempt to watch a Ghibli film in North America aside from ''Totoro'' was impossible.
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone technically owns the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS acquired the license to the whole Ghibli film catalog, they confirmed that they would not release digital copies of their films. This is a result of Studio Ghibli's own ExecutiveMeddling, since even Disney couldn't do it back when they had most of those licenses.

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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Beginning in 1997 with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', every last one of their films has an AllStarCast of veteran Japanese actors for their main characters, some of those including popular singers and stage actors. Even before then, Ghibli has used celebrities to voice supporting and main characters, such as Shigesato Itoi who voices Satsuki and Mei's father in ''Totoro'' and Issei Takahashi, who voices Seiji Amasawa in ''Whisper of the Heart''.
** In their English dubs produced by Disney and GKIDS, they have a mix of professional voice actors as well as celebrities who don't normally do voice acting.
* ChannelHop:
** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.
** The North American releases have a long history:
*** ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' was licensed first by New World Pictures and released it as the infamous ''Warriors of the Wind''.
*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was dubbed into English for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.
*** For ''Grave of the Fireflies'', it was licensed first by Creator/CentralParkMedia and later by Creator/ADVFilms, who then restructered into Creator/SentaiFilmworks, who released a Blu-Ray with their own dub in addition to the original CPM dub. To this day, Sentai still retains the rights since the film isn't represented by Studio Ghibli.
*** When Disney signed a deal with Tokuma in 1996, they acquired all of their films and redubbed all the films with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works.
*** In the early 2010s, GKIDS decided to take up home video and theatrical rights to ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves'', as well as the theatrical rights to all of the remaining Ghibli films. Then, by July 2017, GKIDS acquired home video distribution rights for the entire film catalog previously released from Disney. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film, with the exception of ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', which will be respectively retained by Sentai Filmworks and Disney.
* CreatorKiller: The failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to restructure itself.
* NoExportForYou: Until Disney negotiated a deal with Ghibli's former owner Tokuma Shoten in 1996, any attempt to watch a Ghibli film in North America aside from ''Totoro'' was impossible.
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone technically owns the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS acquired the license to the whole Ghibli film catalog, they confirmed that they would not release digital copies of their films. This is a result of Studio Ghibli's own ExecutiveMeddling, since even Disney couldn't do it back when they had most of those licenses.
2nd Dec '17 10:36:53 AM CRE040295
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* ''How Do You Live?'', directed by HayaoMiyazaki (released in 2020 or 2021)

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14th Nov '17 8:49:05 PM gjjones
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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}} negotiated 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. It was eventually licensed to Creator/SentaiFilmworks in the early 2010s.[[/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 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.

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[[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.

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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 New World Pictures 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}} negotiated 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 Creator/CentralParkMedia...  and given its [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII subject]] [[TearJerker matter]], Disney probably didn't want it anyway. It was eventually licensed to Creator/SentaiFilmworks in the early 2010s.[[/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 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.

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 {{workaholic}} and control freak ControlFreak 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[[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.



In early 2014, Miyazaki, Takahata, and Suzuki all announced their retirements – and Miyazaki, long infamous for [[TenMinuteRetirement flip-flopping on this subject]], appeared to mean it at the time.[[note]]He continued to work on short films 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.

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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]], appeared to mean it at the time.[[note]]He continued to work on short films 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.



In July 2017, GKIDS, which owns the theatrical distribution rights to the Ghibli films, acquired the home media rights to the rest of Ghibli's catalog in North America, taking those licensed by Disney with it. GKIDS previously distributed ''From Up on Poppy Hill'' through Cinedigm, as well as ''The Tale of Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Ocean Waves'', and ''Only Yesterday'' through Creator/{{Universal}}.

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In July 2017, GKIDS, which owns the theatrical distribution rights to the Ghibli films, acquired the home media rights to the rest of Ghibli's catalog in North America, taking those licensed by Disney America from Disney, with it.the exceptions of ''The Wind Rises'' and ''Grave of the Fireflies''. GKIDS previously distributed ''From Up on Poppy Hill'' through Cinedigm, as well as ''The Tale of Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Ocean Waves'', and ''Only Yesterday'' through Creator/{{Universal}}.



** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's film production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.

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** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's film production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.
2nd Nov '17 11:19:06 AM MackWylde
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* ''How Do You Live?'', directed by HayaoMiyazaki (released in 2020 or 2021)
2nd Nov '17 11:18:18 AM MackWylde
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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 ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', which was released September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. 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 ''WesternAnimation/TheRedTurtle'', which was released September of 2016 in Japan. The film is notable for being a co-production between Ghibli and the European studio Wild Bunch. In late 2016, Miyazaki gave hints that he was un-retiring for one more feature film, which was confirmed early in 2017.
2017. On October 31st, 2017, it was announced that Miyazaki's next film would be an adaptation of the 1937 Genzaburou Yoshino novel, How Do You Live? which is planned for a 2020 or 2021 release.
25th Sep '17 7:25:41 AM TrippyDippy
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You can now vote for your favourite Ghibli film [[Sandbox/BestFilmStudioGhibli HERE!]]

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You can now vote for your favourite Ghibli film [[Sandbox/BestFilmStudioGhibli [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/Sandbox/BestFilmStudioGhibli HERE!]]
25th Sep '17 7:24:37 AM TrippyDippy
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You can now vote for your favourite Ghibli film [[Sandbox/BestFilmStudioGhibli HERE!]]
7th Aug '17 3:48:31 PM gjjones
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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Beginning in 1997 with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', every last one of their films has an AllStarCast of veteran Japanese actors for their main characters, some of those including popular singers and stage actors. Even before then, Ghibli has used celebrities to voice supporting and main characters, such as Shigesato Itoi who voices Satsuki and Mei's father in ''Totoro'' and Issei Takahashi, who voices Seiji Amasawa in ''Whisper of the Heart''.
** In their English dubs produced by Disney and GKIDS, they have a mix of professional voice actors as well as celebrities who don't normally do voice acting.
* ChannelHop:
** ''Castle in the Sky'' was distributed by Toei and ''Totoro'' was distributed by Toho. When ''Kiki's Delivery Service'', Toei distributed the film once again. Beginning with ''Only Yesterday'', all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which eventually served as one of the members of Ghibli's film production committes beginning with ''The Cat Returns''. To this day, all of the Ghibli films in Japan have been distributed by Toho in their theatrical releases.
** The North American releases have a long history:
*** ''NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' was licensed first by New World Pictures and released it as the infamous ''Warriors of the Wind''.
*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was dubbed into English for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.
*** For ''Grave of the Fireflies'', it was licensed first by Creator/CentralParkMedia and later by Creator/ADVFilms, who then restructered into Creator/SentaiFilmworks, who released a Blu-Ray with their own dub in addition to the original CPM dub. To this day, Sentai still retains the rights since the film isn't represented by Studio Ghibli.
*** When Disney signed a deal with Tokuma in 1996, they acquired all of their films and redubbed all the films with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works.
*** In the early 2010s, GKIDS decided to take up home video and theatrical rights to ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves'', as well as the theatrical rights to all of the remaining Ghibli films. Then, by July 2017, GKIDS acquired home video distribution rights for the entire film catalog previously released from Disney. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film, with the exception of ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', which will be respectively retained by Sentai Filmworks and Disney.
* CreatorKiller: The failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to restructure itself.
* NoExportForYou: Until Disney negotiated a deal with Ghibli's former owner Tokuma Shoten in 1996, any attempt to watch a Ghibli film in North America aside from ''Totoro'' was impossible.
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone technically owns the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS acquired the license to the whole Ghibli film catalog, they confirmed that they would not release digital copies of their films. This is a result of Studio Ghibli's own ExecutiveMeddling, since even Disney couldn't do it back when they had most of those licenses.
* StartMyOwn: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki organized Studio Ghibli after Miyazaki and Takahata finished work on the film adaptation of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''.
7th Aug '17 3:47:45 PM gjjones
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