One of the many memorable images in My Neighbor Totoro is Catbus. Studson Studios thought it would be fun to redesign the walking bus as if it was Garfield. It’s not an original idea, but the first time we’ve seen the orange Catbus brought to life as a 3-dimensional object. We imagine it’s powered by lasagna, not gasoline.
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Composer Joe Hisaishi’s score from Howl’s Moving Castle is beautiful and emotive. While it sounds great on piano and violin, we’re absolutely smitten with this ethereal cover version of the track Merry Go Round of Life, performed by Grégoire Blanc on the theremin and Anna and Arek of GlassDuo on the glass harp.
As we’ve seen before, pastry artist Manna-Tanuki is a master at the art of decorating cookies. In this video, they make an incredible collection of cookies inspired by the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. Even the box they’re displayed in is edible, though we’d feel bad chowing down on something this beautiful.
Marvelous Media Engine created this awesome animated music box based on the Catbus from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. What’s even more impressive about this is that it’s all CGI, using Blender3D and other CG animation software to pull off the photorealistic look of the zoetrope.
Animator Alan Becker is best known for his Animation vs. series. When he’s not making those, he spends his time painstakingly replicating the vibrant worlds of Studio Ghibli entirely inside of Minecraft. You can join his Ghibli Minecraft server here, and check out the GhibliCraft YouTube channel for more videos.
Eugene Koksharov and Anna Dobrunova of Russia’s Art Brothers Glass created this fantastic tribute to the characters of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. A customer commissioned this extraordinary handmade stained glass window, but they’d be happy to create a custom piece just for you.
For fans of the work of Studio Ghibli, their museum in Japan is one of the most elusive and desired places to visit. With travel limited these days, they decided to post a series of videos which show off of the museum, including murals, stained glass, drawings, and exhibits of the celebrated animation studio’s history.
There’s so much to love about the style, stories, creatures, and characters in Hayao Miyazaki’s catalog of animated films. But what is it about these artful pieces of cinema that make them so dear to us? Kaptain Kristian digs into how Studio Ghibli breathes such life into every frame.
There’s a whole lot to love about the visuals and storytelling in Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Among his regular subjects are flying machines, and The Royal Ocean Film Society takes to the skies to find out why they’re a recurring theme, and why aircraft are so important to this master of anime.
This boxed set comes with a total of 100 full-color postcards, with more than 20 unique designs, each based on the final frames of one of Studio Ghibli’s incredible feature-length animated films. Each 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ card would make a beautiful piece of wall art, individually, or framed together.
An incredible promo for Travel Oregon in the style of Studio Ghibli. It looks like idyllic, but we’re sad that there aren’t actually giant bunnies you can ride outside of Portland. Created by Ansel Wallenfang and Nick Stokes. Animated by Psyop and Sun Creature.
“Not to pursue reality, but to replicate an impression of emotions.” Channel Criswell pays homage to former Studio Ghibli animator and director Hiromasa “Maro” Yonebayashi. Maro-sama’s work uses the surroundings and objects to reflect a character’s inner state.
Fans of Studio Ghibli will want to add this one to their Amazon Prime watch list now. The 26-episode animated series about the adventures of a thief’s daughter premiered in Japan in 2014, but is getting its US translated debut on 1/27/17, narrated by Gillian Anderson.
An incredible replica of a massive airship from Hayao Miyazaki’s Castle in the Sky. It features scads of lights, dozens of moving propellers and oars, and is surrounded by a sky filled with other aircraft in this amazing display at Tokyo Cityview – part of their Studio Ghibli exhibit.
Co-produced by Studio Ghibli with Wild Bunch and Why Not, director Michaël Dudok de Wit’s first feature length film is about a castaway who meets a magical giant red turtle. If you don’t want any spoilers, we suggest you watch only the first 45 seconds of the trailer.
A city girl takes a sabbatical to stay in the country. Her vacation makes her reassess her life. Originally released in Japan in 1991, Studio Ghibli’s classic will see a limited English language release in North America, voiced by Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel. Schedule here.