All works by the Japanese studio Ghibli will be available on video-on-demand platforms from February 17th.
Hayao Miyazaki fans will appreciate the news. Studio Ghibli films will be available “From February 17th on VoD, both rental and digital purchase”announced the broadcaster Wild Bunch in a press release in which he specified this availability “Quickly followed by the reprint of these titles in physical video”.
For example, 21 feature films will be available on the FilmoTV platform, including classics by Isao Takahata (Pompoko, My neighbors the Yamada) and Hayao Miyazaki (Totoro, Mononoke, Chihiro), but also works from his son Gorō Miyazaki (Poppy Hill) and Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Arrietty: The little world of thieves). The opportunity to return to these mysterious and disturbing universes.
Studio Ghibli, founded by Miyazaki Sr. and Takahata in the 1980s, has produced more than 20 animated films aimed at both young and older audiences. FilmoTV describes these productions as “Stories” and “Dreamlike Fables” organize yourself “To different reading levels”. “They are the perfect meeting point between the generations. Ancestral traditions, great and small stories, initiation journeys, metaphors and allegory … So many possibilities to sketch the society of the two founders. “
Wild Bunch officially became the theater, video and TV rental of the Japanese studio’s feature films in France on September 2, 2020. The two cinema companies in particular had produced jointly The red turtle, Uncertain price at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Gorō Miyazaki’s next feature film will also be Aya and the witchThe official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival will be released in French cinemas on April 14, 2021. Based on a novel by Diana Wynne Jones, this is the studio’s first 3D digital film.
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