For over 35 years, Studio Ghibli Fest has retained its title as the most prominent and highly praised animation film studios and events worldwide.
It has produced great films with waves of inspiration to animation lovers and filmmakers, particularly its wonderful stories.
The animation studio is under two brilliant directors, namely director Isao Takahata, director Hayao Miyazaki, and the Studio producer Toshio Suzuki.
The studio has produced some of the world’s most beloved films, including Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Tale of the Princess Kaguya, and Whisper of the Heart.
Most of these films have won various international awards, such as the Academy Awards, due to their classic animation techniques and storytelling.
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Other films that have qualified for Oscar nominations include The Wind Rises, Howl’s Moving Castle, and When Marnie Was There. These anime series will surprise most viewers.
Has The Ghibli Fest Director Received An Award?
Yes! Due to the amazing animated films that the studio was producing, The Studio director and the co-founder were awarded a separate Honorary Award for the Governor’s Award in 2014 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Science.
The Academy Award Museum has also pledged to pay tribute to the directors by giving the work a special exhibit in 2021 when it commences its operations.
When Are The Ghibli Fest films Streaming?
In 2020 Studio Ghibli agreed with HBO Max to allow HBO Max to stream the Ghibli films on their platform to celebrate their 35th anniversary. They are still available on HBO Max now!
Studio Ghibli is looking forward to streaming its animated movies on Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, and other major platforms.
However, the managers have highlighted that some movies such as the My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke may miss the list of movies to be streamlined.
To date, Studio Ghibli is yet to agree if it can license its movies to other streaming service providers such as Apple Movies. The directors have shown no plans of issuing licenses any time soon.
GKids also owns the Studio Ghibli distribution rights in North America. However, Polygon has highlighted that Ghibli’s most classic films, such as Spirited Away and Totoro, may not be among those to streamline on Netflix.
This has received Christopher Nolan’s respect since the Ghibli management believes that their films are mainly for theatrical experience rather than streaming the movies on a small screen.
Are Studio Ghibli Fest Films Accessible On Digital Platforms?
The simple answer is no for streaming. However, if a fan wants to purchase the films, they can buy a digital copy on Apple, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Microsoft.
The reason for restricting Ghibli Fest animations from online streaming services is that the management believes that presentation is more important and enhances the audience’s experience of a typical theatrical setting. Movie theatres and theater box offices are the preferred venues for viewing Studio Ghibli’s films.
This is the main reason why people cannot download these movies in any part of the world. However, the Studio Ghibli partners such as GKids have ensured that films are available on big screens throughout the year.
For instance, GKids streamlined the 2019’s best Studio Ghibli Fest film, including the Howl’s Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty, among others, to various locations on the national theater’s big screen by Fathom Events. Stay in tune for possible special three-day event location in the United States and a complete list of theater locations.
In August 2017, Studio Ghibli films began producing Miyazaki’s latest upcoming features, the first since the 2013 release of theatrical film, The Wind Rises.
This year’s project’s title is How Do I Live, an idea founded on Genzaburo Yoshino’s teaching, 1937.
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