Who needs Disney when there’s Studio Ghibli? Combining their beautiful hand-drawn style with imagination and affection, Miyazaki and Co. aren’t bad when they put their minds to it…
Since forming in 1985, Studio Ghibli has a well-earned reputation for top quality animation with a unique and distinct feel. Although they may have adopted more modern techniques these days, their style still has a traditional feel. This approach along with their flair for storytelling and unmatched imagination puts them on a pedestal, highly regarded by their contemporaries like John Lasseter, Robert Zemeckis and Nick Park.
The studio was formed by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata along with producer Toshio Suzuki in 1985 and has since gone from strength to strength. After making his feature-directing debut with the fun spy actioner The Castle of Cagliostro(1979) from the Lupin series, Miyazaki made the wonderful, not to mention hugely successful, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984), giving him the platform to create the studio.
Such is the strength of their output; on any given day this list could look entirely different, each having a worthy claim for number one, here’s how it looks today.