Studio Ghibli Collection Limited Edition Kids Movie DVD
“NEW” with Sealed – English Dub & Sub – Film company – Studio Ghibli, Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan. The studio is best known for its anime feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. This collection is great fun for the whole family Includes some of the best titles to be released by Studio Ghibli. – All movies have an English audio track or a Japanese track with English subtitles. If you are buying these to watch in English then this set is great.
Studio Ghibli Stories
Grave of the Fireflies
Whisper of the Heart
My neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service
The Wind Rises
The Cat Returns
Howl’s Moving Castle
Tales From Earthsea
My Neighbors the Yamadas
5 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know About Studio Ghibli
1 The Founders Survived Bombing Raids
Hayao Miyazaki was born in 1941, while Isao Takahata is a few years older, having been born in 1935. They were both alive to see World War II as children and both of them lived through bombing raids, which were events that had a massive effect on them and their work. This can be more directly seen in Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies, which is about a brother and sister surviving in Japan after losing their mother and home to a bombing raid. It is an incredibly moving film that brings one to tears literally within its first three minutes.
2 All The People They’ve Influenced
Their impact extends far beyond other animators. Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and many other legendary Nintendo properties, has cited the studio’s works as an influence. The aesthetic and story of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind greatly inspired Hironobu Sakaguchi when he first made Final Fantasy. Directors whose main focus is live-action filmmaking have also paid tribute to Miyazaki and the studio, acknowledging the impact it has had on their projects.
3 How They Came To Be
The studio rose from the ashes of Topcraft, which produced the aforementioned Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Despite the movie’s success, the company went bankrupt, prompting directors Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Isao Takahata to buy it and change its name to Studio Ghibli. Everything afterward is already history, as the studio’s films elevated the medium to new heights with projects some consider several of the greatest films ever made, regardless of the medium.
4 Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind
Despite this film often getting lumped in with Ghibli’s works, it wasn’t actually produced by the studio. In fact, it came out in 1984, a year before the production company even opened its doors. Topcraft was the animation studio responsible for it, though it was still directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is easy to see why one often thinks of it as a Studio Ghibli work. Many of the themes present in it would be further explored by the director in later films, making it feel like a part of the family and essential to understanding the whole catalog.
5 A Worm Is Named After Totoro
The titular character from My Neighbor Totoro is the studio’s mascot as well as an enduring pop culture figure. He’s so ubiquitous, he got a newly discovered species named after him. Eoperipatus Totoro, uncovered in 2013, is a velvet worm hailing from Vietnam. It took its namesake from the popular movie at the behest of the scientists who discovered the creature. Some might say the greatest joy about finding something previously unknown to mankind is the contribution one just made to science and knowledge, but we are pretty sure it is the ability to give it anytime you desire.