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.
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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.
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