Studio Ghibli was founded in 1984, after the release of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, by three strong-willed personalities: film directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (1935-2018), and producer Toshio Suzuki. Miyazaki and Suzuki are still involved in the studio’s activities, while trying to leave more space to younger generations of film directors, such as Goro Miyazaki or Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
The famous Japanese animation film studio can boast a tremendous long-lasting success thanks to several exceptional animated movies. Titles such as Princess Mononoke, My neighbor Totoro or Howl’s Moving Castle remind powerful emotions to a wide audience, notwithstanding their age. As of today, Spirited Away stands as the most viewed movie of history in Japan.
The listing of Ghibli’s movies in Disney Buena Vista’s catalog thankfully allowed to widen the audience. In the beginning of 2020, Netflix (except in Japan and the U. S.) acquired most of the Studio’s broadcasting rights for streaming.