Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Howl’s Moving Castle. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2004.

Howl’s Moving Castle. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2004. 150 150 Hannah Whelan

There is a surprising lack of non-human animal representation in Studio Ghibli’s 2004 film Howl’s Moving Castle, despite an overarching theme which frequently pits an idyllic pastoral version of Japan…

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Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989.

Kiki’s Delivery Service. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1989. 150 150 Dora Mckay

https://youtu.be/4bG17OYs-GA In Kiki’s Delivery Service one of the representations of animals is Kiki’s cat and familiar, Jiji. A familiar is a supernatural entity that can aid a witch with her magic, often…

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Ponyo. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Toho. 2008.

Ponyo. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Toho. 2008. 150 150 Elaine Yee Lam Wong

‘What? She is captured by a boy? This is very bad. Is it already dead?’ yells Ponyo’s father Fujimoto when realising his precious daughter is being kept as a pet…

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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1984.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1984. 150 150 Elizabeth Cherry

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1984 film ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ follows the adventures of a young princess named Nausicaä who is part of one of the last tribes of…

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My Neighbour Totoro. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1988.

My Neighbour Totoro. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1988. 150 150 Emma Redley

My Neighbour Totoro is a Japanese animation film produced by Studio Ghibli and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was released in 1988 and helped bring fame and recognition to Studio…

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Spirited Away. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2001.

Spirited Away. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 2001. 150 150 Natalie Smyth

Human and Animal Transformation in Spirited Away When ten year old Chihiro finds herself alone and her parents turned into pigs in the dazzlingly beautiful but dangerous world of the gods…

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Princess Mononoke. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1997.

Princess Mononoke. Dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. 1997. 150 150 Christine Nguyen

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) is a Studio Ghibli film, written and directed by co-founder Hayao Miyazaki in 1997. The film takes place in the Muromachi period of Ancient Japan and follows protagonist…

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