Studio Ghibli

How we launched Studio Ponoc by Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi

By Michael Leader

The creative minds behind Japan’s newest animation house share their vision for the future.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

By Trevor Johnston

There’s shades of Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service in this charming animation from Studio Ponoc.

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My Neighbour Totoro at 30: In praise of Hayao Miyazaki’s gentle giant

By Beth Webb

How this great grey tree-dweller became the Studio Ghibli co-founder’s most beloved creation.

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is a pint-sized delight

By Hannah Woodhead

Studio Ghibli take their unique brand of anime magic to the small screen.

Watch this snack-sized sequel to Kiki’s Delivery Service

By Little White Lies

A Japanese ramen company has reimagined Hayao Miyazaki’s sky-high heroine.

In This Corner of the World

By Michael Leader

This Japanese anime from Sunao Katabuchi doesn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of Studio Ghibli.

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Footprints of a god: Princess Mononoke 20 years on

By Nathanael Smith

The ecological message at the heart of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film feels even more urgent today.

A Studio Ghibli theme park is scheduled to open in 2020

By Amy Bowker

The animation house has unveiled plans to build a theme park on the Aichi expo site.

How to draw a Studio Ghibli movie – with the director of The Red Turtle

By William Carroll

Michaël Dudok de Wit reveals how traditional animation comes to life.

The Red Turtle

By Anton Bitel

There’s an ecological thread running though this delightful animated fable from Studio Ghibli.

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Hayao Miyazaki to start work on his ‘last film’ later this year

By William Carroll

The Japanese animator will bow out with Boro the Caterpillar, a passion project 20 years in the making.

A new documentary reveals the genius of Hayao Miyazaki

By Jack Godwin

Never-Ending Man offers rare insight into the Studio Ghibli co-founder’s creative process.

Watch the magical trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower

By Little White Lies

The first feature from Japan’s Studio Ponoc bears all the hallmarks of Studio Ghibli.

Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement

By Little White Lies

The legendary Studio Ghibli director is reportedly working on a new feature-length project.

Watch the charming trailer for Studio Ghibli’s first ever kids’ show

By Little White Lies

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter will air on Amazon Prime later this month.

A little seen Studio Ghibli gem is returning to cinemas

By Tom Williams

A new 4K restoration of Tomomi Mochizuki‘s 1993 film Ocean Waves is arriving in 2017.

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