History Creator / StudioGhibli

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]]
2nd Jun '16 11:05:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', directed by IsaoTakahata (1988) [[note]]Based on the short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka[[/note]]

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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', directed by IsaoTakahata Creator/IsaoTakahata (1988) [[note]]Based on the short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka[[/note]]
4th May '16 9:12:56 AM dsneybuf
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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 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.
25th Mar '16 10:50:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', with Level 5 (2010)

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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', with Level 5 Creator/{{Level 5}} (2010)
25th Mar '16 10:43:03 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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A ''game'' produced cooperatively by Studio Ghibli and Level 5 was released in 2010 with the title of ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''. Before that, they provided the character designs and artwork for the [=PS2=] monster battler ''VideoGame/MagicPengel'', and allegedly also helped with the art for ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''.

Has its own [[http://atlasobscura.com/places/ghibli-museum museum]] that shows exclusive short films. The short that evolved into ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' was first shown here.

Also distributes Western animated films in Japan such as the works of Michel Ocelot, Sylvan Chomet, and Aardman under the "Ghibli Museum Library" label.

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A ''game'' produced cooperatively by Studio Ghibli also has a couple of ''games'' to its credit:

* ''VideoGame/MagicPengel'' (Character Designs
and Artwork)
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* ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni'', with
Level 5 was released in 2010 with the title of ''VideoGame/NiNoKuni''. Before that, they provided the character designs and artwork for the [=PS2=] monster battler ''VideoGame/MagicPengel'', and (2010)
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They also
allegedly also helped with the art artwork for ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''.

Has The studio has its own [[http://atlasobscura.com/places/ghibli-museum museum]] that shows exclusive short films. The short that evolved into ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' was first shown here.

Also
here. It also distributes Western animated films in Japan such as the works of Michel Ocelot, Sylvan Chomet, and Aardman under the "Ghibli Museum Library" label.
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