Laputa: Castle in the Sky

,1987

The first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki is known to include themes about the environment in his films. In Laputa: Castle in the Sky, the ecological paradise is threatened by military men and violent state-controlled armies. View Release Page>>>

My Neighbor Totoro

,1988

My Neighbor Totoro brought Japanese animation to the global spotlight. Toroto is one of the most iconic and beloved animated characters in history and is the Studio Ghibli mascot. Have you seen Totoro's cameos in Pom Poko, Kiki's Delivery Service and Whisper of the Heart? View Release Page>>>

Kiki's Delivery Service

,1989

Kiki's Delivery Service is based on an award-winning children's fantasy novel by Eiko Kadano. Many of the settings in Miyazaki's films are inspired by real locations. Miyazaki’s team visited Stockholm and Visby in Sweden to research landscapes and other elements for the fictional city of Koriko. View Release Page>>>

Porco Rosso

,1992

Flight is a reoccurring theme in many of Miyazaki’s films. Originally planned as a 45 minute in-flight film for Japan Airlines, Miyazaki expanded it into a feature-length production. Porco Rosso is Miyazaki’s first homage to early aviation, with the second being his final feature film, The Wind Rises. View Release Page>>>

Princess Mononoke

,1997

Princess Mononoke marked many firsts for Miyazaki. It was the first film of his to incorporate computer animation and was the first animated feature to gross more than 10 billion yen at the Japanese box office. The film is another in Miyazaki’s oeuvre which carries a central theme of the environment and features a strong female protagonist. Miyazaki said that Princess Mononoke was set during the Muromachi period because it "was a world in which chaos and change were the norm. It was a more fluid period, when there were no distinctions between peasants and a samurai, when women were bolder and freer". View Release Page>>>

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