Studio Ghibli Season Begins on Film4

From today until Christmas day, Film4 will showcase 15 classic films from one of the most important animation studios in the world; Studio Ghibli. Founded by Japanese master animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata in the 1980s, it has been responsible for some of the most innovative, distinctive and beautiful animated films ever made, appealing to children and adults alike.

Film4 will show both classic and early works from the studio, including big commercial hits like Princess Mononoke and Ponyo to lesser-known gems like Only Yesterday and our personal two favourites; Whisper of the Heart and Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

A full list of what film’s on and when can be found by clicking on our Upcoming Events page – all titles will receive a ‘tea-time’ showing and Film4 on Twitter confirmed that they will be subtitled (though we personally don’t believe all of them will be… the English dub on Mononoke is fantastic, so let’s wait and see).

Being a site predominantly about music, we’ll leave you with a trailer for the Studio Ghibli metal tribute album Princess Ghibli, available now on iTunes UK. You’ll never hear the Totoro theme quite the same way again.

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About Tom Smith
Some say he's fuelled on nothing but energy drinks, and that when he visits Japan, he spends the whole time engaging the ground in an all too familiar way. But what we do know is that his words on the country's entertainment and culture find their way into NEO Magazine on a monthly basis, while everything else finds its way here. Be it quirky news item from the Land of the Rising Sun, or a story so gruesome it'd be rude not to pass it on, you'll find it here along with his general posts about life, work and most importantly play. And yes, he has had articles printed in the likes of MCV, GamesMaster, 360 Gamer and more, thanks for noticing.

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