Studio Ghibli | Authors: Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

The animations of Japan's Studio Ghibli are among the most respected in the movie industry. Their films rank alongside the most popular non-English language films ever made, with each new eagerly anticipated release a guaranteed box office hit. Yet this highly profitable studio has remained fiercely independent, producing a stream of imaginative and individual animations. The studio's founders, Hayao Miyazaki and the late Isao Takahata, have created timeless masterpieces. Although their films are distinctly Japanese, their themes are universal: humanity, community and a love for the environment. No other film studio, animation or otherwise, comes close to matching Ghibli for pure cinematic experience.

Studio Ghibli outlines the history of the studio and explores the early output of its founders. It examines all the studio's major works from Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle, as well as the Oscar-winning Spirited Away.

19.8 x 12.9cm
192 Pages

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