Last Tuesday, 5th of January, marked the 80th birthday of Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki. He is the co-founder of the world-famous film and animation studio Studio Ghibli, which boasts an array of award winning films, such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke, to name a few.
If you are already a fan, or looking to discover more, there are various online resources for a Studio Ghibli fix!
London Met Libraries subscribes to BOB (Box of Broadcasts), where you can watch on-demand from over 65 free to air channels, and since many Studio Ghibli films have been aired on Channel 4 or Film Four, you can watch them on here. Initial registration is required, then you log in with your university username and password. If you search ‘Studio Ghibli’ under Public Playlists, there are already several lists including links to the films.
Podcast that ‘leafs through the library of films’ of from Studio Ghibli with Michael Leader and Jake Cunningham
BBC arts ad Culture guide to the films of Studio Ghibli
Tour of the museum
A rare opportunity to see inside the museum in Japan, where normally no photography or filming is allowed.
Online images to download
The studio has released some images from the films to download, however you might need to brush up on your Japanese to check the copyright. This website says they are not to be used for commercial or advertising purposes.
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