The Art And The Beauty Of Studio Ghibli

The Art And The Beauty Of Studio Ghibli

My Neighbor Totoro. Howl’s Moving Castle. Princess Mononoke. These aren’t only classics, they are stunning. Studio Ghibli is responsible for some of the most loved and best looking films in the past few decades. It’s no accident why.

Here are some production drawings and watercolors from over the years, courtesy of BuzzFeed. They’re not new, and you might have seen some of them before. That doesn’t make them any less gorgeous.


Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985. Its first feature film was Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

Book Review: Princess Mononoke [Parka Blogs] 千と千尋の神隠し / Spirited Away (2001) – colour Keys [Living Lines Library] Thoughts on the Art of Hayao Miyazaki on His 70th Birthday [Speed of Life] Ghibli Blog [via BuzzFeed via コモンポスト]


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