In Japan there is a company that leads the world of animation, reaching to have 6 of the 10 fundraising films throughout the history of the country. The studio is known for its anime movies, and has also produced several short films, television commercials and a television movie. It was founded on June 15 1985, after the success of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984).
The studio has the direction of the acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki, an animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, author and Japanese manga artist, has achieved international recognition as a master storyteller and anime feature film director, and is considered one of the best filmmakers in the world of animation.
Common themes and artistic styles are shown throughout the Ghibli universes; environmentalism, flight, childhood, metamorphosis, climate, worlds within worlds, community and mythology of Japan and Europe Although each story takes place in apparently different worlds, these common thematic threads often unite them in something unmistakable.
Some key elements that intervene in the making of the spectacular films is the use of color. Matching colors is a very important key to convey the meaning and is used to reinforce time. "It is often said that the use of different colors is something that the Japanese are good at," explained one of Ghibli's producers. "We use different colors for the same things: colors for morning, dusk and twilight. We create the time by changing colors for different hours of the day. It sounds obvious, but it's almost never been explained with real frames. "
The Ghibli studio is equally important in the world of animation as is the Walt Disney studio. In fact, the latter is responsible for the distribution of Ghibli films in America and part of Europe.
Due to its enormous fame, in Japan the Ghibli Museum was opened in 2001. It is located in the Inokashira Park in Mitaka, a city in western Tokyo, Japan. The museum combines characteristics of a museum for children, a technology museum and a museum of fine arts, is dedicated to art and animation technique.
The Ghibli studio films are suitable for all audiences and always have a profound message about the importance of life and humanity. There are movies to enjoy but also to reflect.
Some of the most recommended Ghibli studio movies are:
The Spirited Away (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
My neighbor Totoro (De, Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)
The wind rises (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2013)
The tomb of the fireflies (Dir. Isao Takahata, 1988)
Kiki: Home Delivery (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1989)
The castle in the sky (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 1986)