Studio Ghibli's Animated Wonders
Studio Ghibli's Animated Wonders
Explosion Network
Studio Ghibli’s work of animated features is some of the most renowned of all time. Join the Explosion Network as they work their way through the library of classic films from the Japanese animation studio.
The Future of The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness
Before we look forward, we look back. In the season finale of Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders, we discuss the documentary film, ‘The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness’ and then discuss what the future of the animation studio could be. Will there be a new wave of talent injected into Ghibli? Will Hayao Miyazaki finish his final film? And what are Dylan, Ciaran and Ashley’s final rankings of the Ghibli films? Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013) Directed by: Mami Sunada Starring: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Hideaki Anno, Goro Miyazaki, Isao Takahata All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Aug 10
46 min
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Due to 12 y.o. Anna's asthma, she's sent to stay with relatives of her guardian in the Japanese countryside. She likes to be alone, sketching. She befriends Marnie. Who is the mysterious, blonde Marnie? Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques When Marnie Was There Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Written by: Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Joan G. Robinson (based on the novel by) Starring: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima, Toshie Negishi, Ryoko Moriyama, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Hitomi Kuroki, Yuko Kaida All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Aug 3
27 min
The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2013)
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques The Tale of Princess Kaguya Directed by: Isao Takahata Written by: Isao Takahata (story & screenplay), Riko Sakaguchi (screenplay) Starring: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Atsuko Takahata All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jul 27
26 min
The Wind Rises (2013)
A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques The Wind Rises Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki Written by: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Mansai Nomura, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jul 20
32 min
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques From Up on Poppy Hill Directed by: Goro Miyazaki Written by: Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay), Keiko Niwa (screenplay), Chizuru Takahashi (comic), Tetsuro Sayama (comic, original story) Starring: Masami Nagasawa, Jun’ichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita, Yuriko Ishida, Rumi Hiiragi, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Naito, Shunsuke Kazama All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jul 13
32 min
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
Jul 6
Ponyo (2008)
A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques Ponyo Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki Written by: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima, Yuki Amami, George Tokoro, Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jun 29
31 min
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
In a mythical land, a man and a young boy investigate a series of unusual occurrences. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques Tales from Earthsea Directed by: Goro Miyazaki Produced by: Tomohiko Ishii, Toshio Suzuki Written by: Ursula K. Le Guin (novel), Goro Miyazaki (screenplay), Keiko Niwa (screenplay), Hayao Miyazaki (concept) Starring: Jun’ichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Bunta Sugawara, Yuko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jun 22
29 min
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques Howl’s Moving Castle Directed by: Hayao Miyazalo Produced by: Tomohiko Ishii, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki Written by: Diana Wynne Jones (novel), Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay) Starring: Cheiko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Ryunosuke Kamiki All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jun 15
32 min
The Cat Returns (2002)
After helping a cat, a seventeen-year-old girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat Prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life. Hosts: Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits: Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) Art: Cherie Henriques The Cat Returns Directed by: Hiroyuki Morita Produced by: Hironori Aihara, Koji Hoshino, Tomohiko Ishii, Takeyoshi Matsushita, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi, Hideyuki Takai, Chiyoshi Tanaka, Seiichiro Ujiie Written by: Aoi Hiiragi (comic), Reiko Yoshida (screenplay) Starring: Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Aki Maeda, Takayuki Yamada, Hitomi Sato, Kenta Satoi, Mari Hamada, Tetsu Watanabe All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders Support Us: http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion
Jun 8
30 min
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