The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies

The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies

There are so many things to love about the movies of Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, but the one I've always admired the most is the worlds they take place in. Those worlds, so often based on European and Japanese landscapes, are brought to life in a way that makes them look like the most tangible fairy tales ever written.

Much of the credit for that goes to Kazuo Oga, who was art director on Ghibli films like Totoro and Princess Mononoke, and who has handled background art on everything from Kiki's Delivery Service to Spirited Away to Ponyo.

Below you'll find highlights from this gallery showcasing some of the best background art from Ghibli movies, much of it (with the exception of the Nausicaa stuff) done by Oga. If you like what you see, you should check out this collection of his work; I picked it up at the Ghilbi Museum a few years ago and it might now be one of my most cherished possessions.

[thanks Jason!]

The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies
The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli's Movies

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Comments

    Coincidentally, I just re-watched Laputa and I approve of this article.

    Awesome stuff, i love Ghibli!
    Its the Disney of Japan! (but sooooo much cooler!)

    Needs more Floating Castle!
    バルス!!!

    I've bought stacks of Ghibli blu-rays recently (from China, dont shoot me... i cant afford the prices here) and the quality of the animation and backgrounds are simply outstanding and immersive

    Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff

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