Studio Ghibli

TBI Tech & Analysis: How Netflix can thrive in the 2020s

  Netflix has established itself as the global SVOD success story, but new entrants surged into the market during 2020 and it now faces a much-changed landscape in the decade ahead. Rob Moyser, senior analyst for TV & online video at TBI sibling OMDIA, provides his assessment of where the streamer needs to invest to ensure its future […]

Studio Ghibli licences animation films to Netflix

Netflix has licenced 21 films from acclaimed arthouse Japanese animation producer Studio Ghibli as part of an effort by the SVOD to bolster its library of animated films.  The films have been acquired via Studio Ghibli’s distribution partner Wild Bunch International, and will be made available on the service globally, excluding US, Canada, and Japan. […]

Studio Ghibli appoints new president

Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli has appointed Kiyofumi Nakajima as its new president. Nakajima will replace Koji Hoshino, who has acted as president since 2008. Hoshino will become Studio Ghibli’s new chairman and work on overseas expansion, merchandising, licensing and developing new business. Toshio Suzuki will continue to act as producer with all three execs […]

Serious Lunch reps NHK, Studio Ghibli toon

UK-based distributor Serious Lunch will oversee the international roll-out of a 26-part animated toon serial from Japanese media groups NHK and Studio Ghibli and Pippi Longstocking writer Astrid Lindgren. Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter follows a young girl born in a mountain fort near a strange forest who grows to befriend her father’s rival, which begins […]

Studio Ghibli future hangs in balance

Famous Japanese animation producer Studio Ghibli looks set to close its production division. The animé studio, best-known for Oscar-winning film Spirited Away, is considering cutting its staff and leaving just a skeleton crew to oversee and manager its existing portfolio. Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed plans on Japanese TV series Jounetsu Tairiku. However, gaming […]

Studio Ghibli producing first ever TV show

Legendary Japanese animated movie producer Studio Ghibli is onboard its first ever project for TV, a toon based on a Swedish book character. Ronia – the Robber’s Daughter will broadcast on satellite channel NHK BS Premium in autumn this year, with Ghibli and Polygon Pictures (Star Wars: the Clone Wars), Dwango and NHK-owned NHK Enterprises […]