History Creator / StudioGhibli

28th Dec '15 11:56:54 AM philipnova798
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28th Dec '15 11:56:43 AM philipnova798
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* ''Anime/TranformersHEadmasters'' (Finish Animation)
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15th Dec '15 6:48:35 AM BJV
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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.
17th Oct '15 5:16:26 PM nombretomado
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Has its own [[http://atlasobscura.com/places/ghibli-museum museum]] that shows exclusive short films. The short that evolved into ''Anime/{{Ponyo}}'' was first shown here.
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Has its own [[http://atlasobscura.com/places/ghibli-museum museum]] that shows exclusive short films. The short that evolved into ''Anime/{{Ponyo}}'' ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' was first shown here.
17th Oct '15 5:16:19 PM nombretomado
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Ghibli has been rated as the top brand in Japan, and is a household name even among non-{{otaku}}. New Ghibli films are consistently the top grossers for the year in Japanese cinemas, and some films such as ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Anime/{{Ponyo}}'' have gained a mainstream following in North America (in part thanks to a distribution deal with Creator/{{Disney}}; more on that below). The studio tends to focus on films rather than television series, but it is frequently the "[[GatewaySeries gateway drug]]" for new {{anime}} fans. Ghibli is also like Disney in that Ghibli maintains their animation staff as full-time employees instead of the typical Japanese practice of employing freelance artists paid on a piecework basis, and Miyazaki has stated that this was intended to improve his animators' standard of living as much as the quality and consistency of their work.
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Ghibli has been rated as the top brand in Japan, and is a household name even among non-{{otaku}}. New Ghibli films are consistently the top grossers for the year in Japanese cinemas, and some films such as ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' and ''Anime/{{Ponyo}}'' ''Anime/{{Ponyo|On The Cliff By The Sea}}'' have gained a mainstream following in North America (in part thanks to a distribution deal with Creator/{{Disney}}; more on that below). The studio tends to focus on films rather than television series, but it is frequently the "[[GatewaySeries gateway drug]]" for new {{anime}} fans. Ghibli is also like Disney in that Ghibli maintains their animation staff as full-time employees instead of the typical Japanese practice of employing freelance artists paid on a piecework basis, and Miyazaki has stated that this was intended to improve his animators' standard of living as much as the quality and consistency of their work.
18th Aug '15 4:05:41 PM Soufriere
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Studio Ghibli is well-known among anime fans for maintaining a ''very'' strict "no cuts" 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 "no cuts" 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.
18th Aug '15 4:02:58 PM Soufriere
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* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2008) [[note]]An InNameOnly adaptation of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's Literature/TheLittleMermaid[[/note]]
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* ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2008) [[note]]An InNameOnly adaptation of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's Literature/TheLittleMermaid[[/note]]''Literature/TheLittleMermaid''[[/note]]
18th Aug '15 4:01:43 PM Soufriere
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* ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', directed by Hiroyuki Morita (2002) [[note]]Based on a short manga by Aoi Hiiraga[[/note]]
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* ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', directed by Hiroyuki Morita (2002) [[note]]Based [[note]]Also based on a short manga by Aoi Hiiraga[[/note]]
18th Aug '15 3:56:37 PM Soufriere
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To date, Studio Ghibli has produced the following movies:
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To !!To date, Studio Ghibli has produced the following movies: movies:

* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki (1984) [[note]](technically, Studio Ghibli didn't exist yet when this movie was made – credit goes to Studio [=TopCraft=] and publisher Tokuma Shoten – however, the team behind it formed Ghibli soon after; it has been {{retcon}}ned into the Ghibli library and was included as part of the distribution and dubbing deal between Tokuma and Creator/{{Disney}})[[/note]]
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* ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', directed by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki (1984) [[note]](technically, Studio Ghibli didn't exist yet when this movie was made – credit goes to Studio [=TopCraft=] and publisher Tokuma Shoten – however, the team behind it formed Ghibli soon after; it ''Nausicaä'' has since been {{retcon}}ned into the Ghibli library and was included as part of the distribution and dubbing deal between Tokuma and Creator/{{Disney}})[[/note]]

* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', directed by IsaoTakahata (1988)
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* ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', directed by IsaoTakahata (1988)(1988) [[note]]Based on the short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka[[/note]]

* ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'', directed by Isao Takahata (1991)
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* ''Anime/OnlyYesterday'', directed by Isao Takahata (1991)(1991) [[note]]Based on the manga by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Toné[[/note]]

* ''Anime/OceanWaves'', directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (1993) (TV movie, a.k.a. ''I Can Hear the Sea'')
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* ''Anime/OceanWaves'', directed by Tomomi Mochizuki (1993) (TV movie, a.k.a. ''I Can Hear the Sea'')– Ghibli's only MadeForTVMovie

* ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'', directed by Yoshifumi Kondo (1995)
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* ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart'', directed by Yoshifumi Kondo (1995)(1995) [[note]]Based on a short manga by Aoi Hiiraga[[/note]]

* ''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'', directed by Isao Takahata (1999)
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* ''Anime/MyNeighborsTheYamadas'', directed by Isao Takahata (1999)(1999) [[note]]Based on a YonKoma by Hisaichi Ishii[[/note]]

* ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', directed by Hiroyuki Morita (2002) * ''[[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Howl's Moving Castle]]'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2004) * ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2006) * ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2008) * ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}'', known in North America as ''The Secret World of Arrietty'' and based on ''Literature/TheBorrowers'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010) * ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2011) (a.k.a. ''Kokuriko-zaka kara'') * ''Anime/TheWindRises'' (2013) directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on a manga he did during the 2000s about the creator of a Japanese fighter plane during WWII * ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'', directed by Isao Takahata (2013) (a.k.a. ''The Legend of the Bamboo Cutter'') * ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (July 2014) (a.k.a. "Memories of Marnie")
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* ''Anime/TheCatReturns'', directed by Hiroyuki Morita (2002) (2002) [[note]]Based on a short manga by Aoi Hiiraga[[/note]] * ''[[Anime/HowlsMovingCastle Howl's Moving Castle]]'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2004) (2004) [[note]]Based on the book of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones[[/note]] * ''Anime/TalesFromEarthsea'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2006) (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]] * ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', directed by Hayao Miyazaki (2008) (2008) [[note]]An InNameOnly adaptation of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's Literature/TheLittleMermaid[[/note]] * ''Anime/{{Arrietty}}'', known in North America as ''The Secret World of Arrietty'' and based on ''Literature/TheBorrowers'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2010) (2010) [[note]]Based on Mary Norton's ''Literature/TheBorrowers''; also called "The Secret World of Arrietty" in North America[[/note]] * ''Anime/FromUpOnPoppyHill'', directed by Goro Miyazaki (2011) (a.k.a. ''Kokuriko-zaka kara'') (2011) * ''Anime/TheWindRises'' (2013) directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based Miyazaki (2013) [[note]]Based on a manga he did made during the 2000s about the creator of a Japanese fighter plane during WWII WWII[[/note]] * ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'', directed by Isao Takahata (2013) (a.k.a. ''The [[note]]Based the Japanese folk tale, "The Legend of the Bamboo Cutter'') Cutter"[[/note]] * ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (July 2014) (a.k.a. "Memories of Marnie")[[note]]Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson[[/note]]

Like many other Asian studios, they have also worked on the following productions as a support studio through their C unit (Creator/HayaoMiyazaki runs the A unit and Isao Takahata runs the B unit; their C unit is random):
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\n---- Like many other Asian studios, they have also worked on the following productions as a support studio through their C unit (Creator/HayaoMiyazaki C-unit (Miyazaki runs the A unit A-unit and Isao Takahata runs the B unit; their C unit B-unit; the C-unit is random): random): !!Animated works on which Studio Ghibli has assisted in some way:

* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' (Key & In-Between Animation for [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE8GrowingPains "Growing Pains"]] though Atsuko Otani, Mariko Matsuo, Takeshi Inamura, Mariko Suzuki, Tamami Yamada, Masaya Saito and Eiji Yamamori)
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]'' (Key & In-Between Animation for [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE8GrowingPains "Growing Pains"]] though through Atsuko Otani, Mariko Matsuo, Takeshi Inamura, Mariko Suzuki, Tamami Yamada, Masaya Saito Saito, and Eiji Yamamori)

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''.
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\n---- 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''. ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc''.

Studio Ghibli is well-known among anime fans for maintaining a ''very'' strict "no cuts" policy when they license their films for international distribution – although they have no issues 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, where an American video company heavily censored ''Manga/{{Nausicaa|OfTheValleyOfTheWind}}'' behind Miyazaki's back; you can learn more about it on that film's page. This 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 Bob and/or Harvey Weinstein]] immediately tried to pull an ''[[WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler Arabian Night]]'' on ''Mononoke'' in hopes of getting the movie re-rated PG. Either Miyazaki or Suzuki ([[UrbanLegend allegedly]]) sent them 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 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. Interestingly, Miyazaki ''did'' 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 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. But even finding new directors was not enough to stop Ghibli's financial troubles. The worldwide economic collapse of the late-2000s meant Ghibli could no longer depend on Western sales to cover its meager domestic profits – which alone were barely enough to cover its absurdly high overhead costs, mentioned above. Toshio Suzuki ominously intoned in 2010 that Ghibli would shut down if ''Arrietty'' did not sell enough at the box office to secure financial backing for another film. As it turned out, ''Arrietty'' '''did''' do well enough (80% of ''Ponyo'''s sales) to ensure funding for ''Up On Poppy Hill'', which became the highest-grossing Japanese film for 2011. However, the studio ended up taking a loss on ''Princess Kaguya'' – unsurprising given Takahata's known inability to complete anything on time or within budget – and profits for ''Marnie'' and ''The Wind Rises'' were middling at best, putting the studio's future in question. 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 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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Studio Ghibli is well-known among anime fans for maintaining a ''very'' strict "no cuts" policy when they license their films for international distribution – although they have no issues 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, where when an American video company heavily censored ''Manga/{{Nausicaa|OfTheValleyOfTheWind}}'' ''Manga/{{Nausica|aOfTheValleyOfTheWind}}ä'' behind Miyazaki's back; you can learn more back (more information about it on that can be found on the film's page. This 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 Bob and/or Harvey Weinstein]] immediately tried to pull an ''[[WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler Arabian Night]]'' on ''Mononoke'' in hopes of getting the movie re-rated PG. Either Miyazaki or In response, Suzuki ([[UrbanLegend allegedly]]) sent them 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. Interestingly, 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. But even finding new directors was not enough to stop Ghibli's financial troubles. The worldwide economic collapse of the late-2000s meant Ghibli could no longer depend on Western sales to cover its meager domestic profits – which alone were barely enough to cover its aforementioned absurdly high overhead costs, mentioned above.operating costs. Toshio Suzuki ominously intoned in 2010 that Ghibli would shut down if ''Arrietty'' did not sell enough at the box office to secure financial backing for another film. As it turned out, ''Arrietty'' '''did''' do well enough (80% of ''Ponyo'''s sales) to ensure funding for ''Up On Poppy Hill'', which became the highest-grossing Japanese film for 2011. However, the studio ended up taking a loss on ''Princess Kaguya'' – unsurprising given Takahata's known chronic inability to complete anything on time or within budget – and profits for ''Marnie'' and ''The Wind Rises'' were middling at best, putting the studio's future in question. 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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