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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 3, 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 left the studio and joined Studio Ponoc, founded by former Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, to direct and co-screenwrite 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 3, 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 left the studio and joined Studio Ponoc, Creator/StudioPonoc, founded by former Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, to direct and co-screenwrite Ponoc's first movie ''Anime/MaryAndTheWitchsFlower'', and Goro has directed ''Anime/RonjaTheRobbersDaughter'' as a TV co-production with Polygon Pictures.


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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Creator/ShoutFactory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.
* GhibliHills: The TropeNamer; many of their films are filled with scenes set in lush, pristine wilderness.
* 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.


* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Creator/ShoutFactory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.
* GhibliHills: The TropeNamer; many of their films are filled with scenes set in lush, pristine wilderness.
* 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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 box office 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Creator/ShoutFactory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.
* GhibliHills: The TropeNamer; many of their films are filled with scenes set in lush, pristine wilderness.
* 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.


*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.

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*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, Creator/ShoutFactory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.



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[[caption-width-right:210:The studio logo.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A gathering of Ghibli characters.]]



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|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.

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Ghibli has been rated as the top brand in Japan, UsefulNotes/{{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|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.



Miyazaki has said that he chose the name of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Italian fighter for his studio based on his love of aviation and Italy (vis. ''Anime/PorcoRosso''). Unfortunately, the wrong characters were chosen to represent "Ghibli" in Japanese based on a mispronunciation[[note]] (as you can see in their logo at the top of this page, they use the kana 「ジブリ」 "[[AC:djee]]-blee" but based on the Italian pronunciation, it should be 「ギブリ」 "[[AC:ghee]]-blee")[[/note]], and Miyazaki didn't discover this until after he'd already named the studio. He has since proclaimed himself satisfied with the "jiblee" pronunciation even though it's technically wrong.

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Miyazaki has said that he chose the name of a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Italian fighter for his studio based on his love of aviation and Italy UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} (vis. ''Anime/PorcoRosso''). Unfortunately, the wrong characters were chosen to represent "Ghibli" in Japanese based on a mispronunciation[[note]] (as you can see in their logo at the top of this page, they use the kana 「ジブリ」 "[[AC:djee]]-blee" but based on the Italian pronunciation, it should be 「ギブリ」 "[[AC:ghee]]-blee")[[/note]], and Miyazaki didn't discover this until after he'd already named the studio. He has since proclaimed himself satisfied with the "jiblee" pronunciation even though it's technically wrong.


* ''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; ''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]]



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%% Remember, creators do not get trivia pages. Trivia items on this page should stay here.
* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.


Added DiffLines:

* 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.


* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.

to:

* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor:
** Beginning in 1997 with ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', every last one
GhibliHills: The TropeNamer; many 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 first by Disney and later Ghibli itself, 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. By 1991, all of Ghibli's films would be distributed by Toho, which has been a member of Ghibli's production committes since 2002. So, 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'' were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures 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
are filled with their own dub scenes set in addition to the original CPM dub. To this day, Sentai still retains the rights since the film isn't represented by Studio Ghibli.
*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and 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, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.
lush, pristine wilderness.


On April 5, 2018, Isao Takahata died in Tokyo at the age of 82 due to him reportedly suffering from lung cancer.

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On April 5, 2018, Isao Takahata died in Tokyo at the age of 82 due to him reportedly suffering from lung cancer.


Sadly, on April 5, 2018, Isao Takahata died in Tokyo at the age of 82 due to health problems.

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Sadly, on On April 5, 2018, Isao Takahata died in Tokyo at the age of 82 due to health problems.
him reportedly suffering from lung cancer.



* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

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* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Creator/HayaoMiyazaki and his son Goro, Creator/IsaoTakahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Ando,Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

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Sadly, on April 5, 2018, Isao Takahata died in Tokyo at the age of 82 due to health problems.


*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.

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*** ''My Neighbor Totoro'', ''Castle in the Sky'', ''Porco Rosso'', and ''Kiki's Delivery Service'' was were dubbed into English by Creator/StreamlinePictures for screenings on Japan Airlines. Of these, ''Totoro'' was released in North America on VHS by Troma and 20th Century Fox.



* CreatorKiller: The box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.

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* CreatorKiller: The In addition to Miyazaki's temporary retirement in 2014, the box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.


* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.[[invoked]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: [[invoked]]

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* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.[[invoked]]
Kaguya''.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: [[invoked]]CelebrityVoiceActor:



* ChannelHop:[[invoked]]

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*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.[[invoked]]
* CreatorKiller: The box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.[[invoked]]
* 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.[[invoked]]
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.[[invoked]]
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone own the rights to the film.[[invoked]]
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.[[invoked]]

to:

*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.[[invoked]]
Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: The box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.[[invoked]]
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.[[invoked]]
impossible.
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.[[invoked]]
Yonebayashi.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone own the rights to the film.[[invoked]]
film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.[[invoked]]


* 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:

to:

* CareerResurrection: ''The Red Turtle'' was one of the first critically-acclaimed films by Ghibli after their restructuring resulting from the box office failures of ''When Marnie Was There'' and ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya''.
Kaguya''.[[invoked]]
* CelebrityVoiceActor: [[invoked]]



* ChannelHop:

to:

* ChannelHop:ChannelHop:[[invoked]]



*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
* CreatorKiller: The failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and 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, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, 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 own the rights to the film.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.

to:

*** Disney negotiated with Tokuma in 1996 to acquire the rights all of their films and dub them with an AllStarCast for future distribution of their works; their divisions Miramax and Touchstone distributed ''Princess Mononoke'' and ''The Wind Rises'', respectively. In 2011, GKIDS took control of the theatrical rights to the Ghibli films and would later go on to license ''From Up on Poppy Hill'', ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'', ''When Marnie Was There'', ''Only Yesterday'', and ''Ocean Waves''; ''Poppy Hill'' was distributed by Cinedigm and the latter films were distributed through Creator/{{Universal}}. Six years later, GKIDS took control of the remaining rights to the films outright and distributed them through Shout Factory, except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises'', as they are still licensed by Sentai Filmworks and Disney, respectively. Thus, GKIDS owns the theatrical, television and home video rights to every Ghibli film except for ''Grave of the Fireflies'' and ''The Wind Rises''.
Rises''.[[invoked]]
* CreatorKiller: The box office failures of both ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' and ''Anime/TheTaleOfPrincessKaguya'' caused the studio to temporarily shut down its production division and restructure itself.
itself.[[invoked]]
* 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.
impossible.[[invoked]]
* ProductionPosse: A lot of Ghibli's staff members are long-time employees, including Toshio Suzuki, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, Masashi Ando, Goro Miyazaki, Makiko Futaki, Kitaro Kosaka, Yoshiaki Nishimura, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
Yonebayashi.[[invoked]]
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The reason GKIDS has yet to license ''The Wind Rises''. Even after the purchase of the Ghibli catalog, Disney and Touchstone own the rights to the film.
film.[[invoked]]
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: After GKIDS bought out the Ghibli film license from Disney, 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.[[invoked]]



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