Questions tagged [studio-ghibli]

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio. Use this tag for questions about multiple Studio Ghibli productions, or about the operation of the studio itself.

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Why is the music of Studio Ghibli movies so similar?

The Studio Ghibli movies music seems to have various spinoffs of the same music across the movies. Why was that music chosen? Is there any importance relevance or meaning into it? What is the name of ...
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What drives the popularity of Studio Ghibli movies?

I recently finished watching a few Studio Ghibli movies, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl's Moving Castle. From my impression they were not bad, but I don't understand the hype people have ...
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What kind of paper did Ghibli use for their storyboards?

I googled their Wind Rises storyboards and noticed that many of the panels were painted in with watercolor. Does anyone know what kind of paper the studio used, when planning for their films? I ...
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Does Nausicaä wear underpants, and if not, what outside-universe reason is there?

I haven't watched all of it yet, but it seems as if Nausicaä isn't wearing underpants in the anime version. Either that, or she's wearing tight-fitting slacks that are of a colour close to skin tone. ...
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What was Sora Iro no Tane advertising?

One of the earliest Ghibli works, Sora Iro no Tane or The Sky-Colored Seed, was an advertisement broadcast on Japanese TV in 1992. This little green dude seems to be the mascot of the product, he ...
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Where I can buy/rent digital versions of Studio Ghibli films?

To be honest, I’m mostly interested in Hayao Miyazaki’s films (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo). They aren’t available on Netflix, iTunes, the PS3 or Xbox VOD services despite other ...
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Ubiquity of Totoro

Why is the image of Totoro (from "My Neighbor Totoro") so common? Even outside anime, background drawings can include Totoro dolls or posters. Is it just a question of marketing or is there something ...