Fans of Studio Ghibli may be wondering what the studio is up to. The last anime film by Studio Ghibli entitled When Marnie Was There was produced almost 2 years ago. Studio Ghibli’s production pace may have slowed down but it does not mean that Studio Ghibli is not doing anything! Read on to know what the company is currently working on.
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 after the success Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which is a 1984 film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli has been known to produce commercially popular anime films, with 8 of them making to the top 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan. A few examples of the well-known anime films produced by Studio Ghibli are Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke.
As revealed in December 2015, Studio Ghibli is now working on a new animated movie called The Red Turtle. It is a European co-production with a Dutch-British director named Michael Dudok de Wit. The film, which is set to be released in September 2016, is about a man’s attempts to flee from a desert island and his fights against a giant turtle. It is said that the film does not contain any dialogue!
At the moment, you can enjoy this new short animation produced by Studio Ghibli which is based on a manga created in the 12th and 13th centuries. The picture scroll entitled Choju Jinbutsu Giga, is among the earliest manga in the history of Japan. The animation was commissioned by Marubeni Shin Denryoku which is an energy company! The production of the animated version of Choju Jinbutsu Giga is due to the energy company’s desire to promote its strategic change towards green energy, and the old manga was deemed to be a symbol of natural beauty before the industrialization in Japan.
Are you excited about the upcoming The Red Turtle film? The dialogue-less feature proves to be a challenge, but since Studio Ghibli is involved, it will most likely turn out splendid! As for the short film, the idea to animate a historic manga is really cool, and should really be done more frequently. What do you think?