Have you heard the name “Studio Ghibli” (ステジオジブリ)?
It is a Japanese animation film studio based in Tokyo, and it is really famous for its anime feature films. Studio Ghibli began in June 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind with funding by Tokuma Shoten. The company’s logo features the character Totoro (a large forest spirit) from Miyazaki Hayao’s film My Neighbor Totoro.
Studio Ghibli has produced 19 feature films, several short films, television commercials, and a television film. Eight of Studio Ghibli’s films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away being the highest, grossing over $274 million worldwide.
Many anime features created by Studio Ghibli have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award and three have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. In 2002, Spirited Away won a Golden Bear and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.