It’s no secret that we at Joyenergizer absolutely love Studio Ghibli, so it only seems right that we pay a little tribute to one of the best animation studios in the world.
Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi?) if you didn’t know is a Japanese animation film studio which is based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The studio was founded on 15 June 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind whcih was released in 1984.
Eight of Studio Ghibli’s films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan. Spirited Away which is the studios most famnous work was made in 2001 is the highest, grossing with over $290 million worldwide.Wow!
Many of their works have gone on to win the coveted Animage Anime Grand Prix award, and four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
Five of Studio Ghibli’s films have received Academy Award nominations in the US and Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003.
Unfortunately, there are no new films on the arisen as of August 3, 2014, Studio Ghibli announced it was temporarily halting production following the retirement of director and co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.