Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't

Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.

Because, really, why worry? Famed animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki seems convinced of its demise.

Ghibli is best known for classic anime like My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke.

Below, you can see stills from the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which was originally released in Japan last year. These stills are from Tumblr site Nicholas Kole:

Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.
Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.
Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.
Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.
Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.
Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.

Last month, there was a rumour that Studio Ghibli was going to stop making feature films.

You can follow Nicholas Kole's Tumblr here or his Twitter here. You can read more about the film here on The Lumiere Reader.

This Is So So So So Beautiful. He Gets It. [Nicholas Kole via @FromHappyRock]


Comments

    Isn't it obvious? They're just changing the name of the studio... Yeah that's it, they could never shut down.

    He's an old man. He knows things. He knows things die. Like humans. This is what they do. This is what we all do.

    Ghibli was a workshop shed he and his friends built to work out their dreams and passions, not to exist as a kind of corporate entity. Once the workers are gone, why should the shed stand? Like the workers, its existence accomplished things far greater than itself. Things that will never die because they're not made of bricks nor planks; they even transcend the cellulose acetate substrate on which they were drawn and are now part of humanity's collective imaginary.

    Some may argue that the shed could be used by other people, new people. That it still has the ability to produce undying dreams. What of it? It was just a workshop created by just a group of men. If some other man or woman has a dream that needs to be brought into the world, they surely can build their own shed like those men did one day.

      Just want to point out how amazing this comment is.

        Agreed. What an amazing summation.

    Companies rise and fall - this is especially true in the artistic realm of business. No studio can maintain a golden age forever. it's inevitable that studios falter and perish and change nature as old staff move away and new staff move in. Old teams, with their instinctive aptitude for working with each other, break up and the new teams often can't mimic that instinctive ease of working together (which takes decades to form, and then only with the right people).

    Of course Ghibli will die - ALL companies will, all studios will. Pixar is following a similar fate, as is BioWare, as is every company.

    BUT - good news! - new companies will take their place.

      So that means the monster called EA will die?

        it's a monster because as much as we want it to die, it'll continue to live a festering existence.

        Last edited 03/08/14 4:55 pm

        Only when they go to outer space. Once monster movies go to outer space you know it's over.

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