‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘The Wind Rises’, ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya’, ‘When Marnie Was There’ and ‘The Red Turtle’ are part of the list.
GKIDS has revealed today that it will be bringing Studio Ghibli’s entire catalog of anime films to the United States and Canada. Starting today, all films developed by the legendary Japanese studio will be available for digital download for rent in both the original Japanese and English dubs.
For more than three decades, Ghibli has enchanted the world with stories of wonder and mystery. Led by visionary directors Hayao Miyazaki Y Isao TakahataStudio Ghibli has already produced 23 animated feature films, all to critical acclaim. Studio Ghibli films are also known for the dozens of awards they have already garnered, including an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for made to disappearas well as five additional Academy Award nominations for Howl’s Moving Castle, The wind increases, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, When Marnie was there, Y the red turtle.
Mixing fantastical settings with real-world problems, Studio Ghibli’s films amaze children and adults alike, while exposing humanity’s destructive presence in the world. Of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind a ponyoGhibli films always question our place in the world and how we can learn to respect the life that flourishes around us. It’s no wonder that even the studio’s oldest films are still relevant today. The silver lining is that the entire Ghibli catalog has aged well and can now be viewed in its entirety whenever you want.
While most animation fans have already seen Ghibli’s main features, GKIDS’ new distribution strategy will allow everyone to see even the studios’ darkest productions. That includes the rare realistic Ghibli movie. Just yesterdaythe ecological adventure PomPokoand even the classic medieval trip Tales from Earthsea. With an affordable suggested rental price of $4.99 for each rental, there’s no excuse to catch up on the Ghibli movies that still elude your watch list.
Currently, Studi Ghibli is producing two new films. First, How do you live?, is expected to be Miyazaki’s last feature film. The Studio Ghibli co-creator had previously retired in 2014, but in 2017 he decided to work on a final project. Although little is known about How do you live?the movie is inspired by Genzaburo YoshinoThe 1937 novel of the same name. No release date yet How do you live? and no information about the second film project. In addition to working on new movies to surprise us all, Studio Ghibli will also open a new theme park in Japan based on its most iconic properties.
The entire Studio Ghibli catalog is available for download on the main digital platforms. The complete collection is also available for download since 2019. Check out the trailer for the studio’s latest film, earwig and the witch: