Studio Ghibli is the most important animation company in the history of cinema, and I say this by no means exaggeration. As the home of living animation legend Hayao Miyazaki and the studio responsible for some of the best animated feature films ever brought to the screen, Studio Ghibli has continuously broken new ground and defined completely retell the stories that can be told in cartoons since its inception. 1980s. Founded by Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli’s films have become beloved classics around the world, and even inspired an upcoming theme park. in Japan later this year.
Back in 2020, HBO Max acquired the rights to stream Studio Ghibli’s entire series of films, but GKIDS recently announced that Studio Ghibli’s entire catalog is now available for rental digital download in the United States. and Canada. The movies will be available to rent in both English and Japanese, and this is the first time the movies have been digitally rented in North America.
In 2002, Studio Ghibli won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away,” which helped put the company’s notable cinematic work on the map in the Western world. Studio Ghibli’s influence on Western animation has been undeniable in recent years, and this new accessibility through GKIDS is coming at the perfect time. With HBO Max continuing to remove animation from their platform, there’s no way to predict how long the Ghibli catalog will last on the streaming channel. Luckily, GKIDS still keeps the movies available for digital rental in HD for a suggested retail price of $4.99 per movie.
What movies are there?
For more than three decades, Studio Ghibli has released animated films in a variety of genres and appealed to a wide range of audiences, from kid-friendly films like “Ponyo” and “My Neighbor Totoro,” to to touching and mature films like “Grave of the Firefly” and “The Wind Rises.” There’s really something for everyone with Studio Ghibli, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences even even honored director and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki with a 2014 Honor Award complete with an exhibition of the films.
If you’re looking to get involved in Studio Ghibli movies but don’t know where to start, don’t worry, because our own Hoai Tran Bui wrote “Studio Ghibli’s Beginner’s Guide to Filmmaking” ” to guide you to make your cartoon adventure. Here’s a list of all the popular Studio Ghibli movies currently available as digital downloads for rent, many of which we’ve covered extensively here on /Film. Interesting!
https://www.slashfilm.com/987710/the-full-studio-ghibli-catalogue-is-now-available-to-rent-on-digital/ Studio Ghibli’s full catalog is now available to rent digitally