Studio Ghibli films are a must-see for any anime fan, but they did something most Japanese-animation studios can not. Their stories and films crossed over. Studio Ghibli accomplished the ability to sell a Japanese produced, family-animated film. You didn’t have to like Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon to enjoy a film like Howl’s Moving Castle Or Spirited Away. The latter winning an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This is the first time Studio Ghibli films will be available digitally. Studio Ghibli films have never been available overseas, digitally and legally. GKIDS Films changes all that this month!
The Oscars may have had more Ghibli films if American’s appreciated the art and skill it takes to make such a film earlier, but late is better than never. Ghibli is up for a Oscar this year for a movie that first appeared in American theaters nearly two years ago, 2014. Continue reading