Studio Ghibli’s marvelous animated films will be released on HBO Max – GeekTyrant


Many Studio Ghibli fans have wondered when and where the studio’s wonderful animated films will end up airing. Well, it has been officially announced that these movies will be available to stream on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max when it launches in Spring 2020.

HBO Max will be the US home for streaming Studio Ghibli’s entire Cinematheque, one of the world’s most coveted and revered animation catalogs. The landmark deal with North American distributor GKIDS for Studio Ghibli’s twenty-one feature films marks the first time these beloved films have been licensed to a streaming platform.

The films that will be available at the launch of the service will include Abducted as if by magic, My neighbor Totoro, Princess mononoke, Howl’s moving castle, Kiki’s delivery service, Ponyo, Castle in the sky, The tale of Princess Kaguya and more.

Kevin reilly, Content Director of HBO Max and Chairman of TNT, TBS and truTV said in a statement:

“Studio Ghibli films are visually stunning and completely immersive experiences. Exciting, enchanting and deeply humanistic, these wonderful films have captured the hearts of people around the world, and we are proud to present them in an accessible way to even more fans through HBO Max.

Koji Hoshino, the President of Studio Ghibli added:

“We are delighted to be working with HBO Max to bring Studio Ghibli’s complete collection of films to streaming audiences in the United States. As a premium content brand, HBO Max is a perfect home for our movies. When the service launches this spring, existing Ghibli fans will be able to enjoy their favorite films and delve deeper into the library, while whole new audiences will be able to experience our films for the first time.

Here is a little information about Studio Ghibli that was provided in the press release:

Studio Ghibli is one of the world’s most acclaimed and influential animation studios, inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike over the past 30 years with beloved stories and jaw-dropping visuals. Under the glow of visionary animation directors Hayao miyazaki and Isao takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio’s films have won countless international awards, including an Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature for Abducted as if by magic, as well as four additional Oscar® nominations for Howl’s moving castle, The wind picks up, The tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie was there. Director and studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki separately received an Honorary Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards in 2014, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will honor his works with an exhibition special at the opening of the museum. in 2020.

If you don’t own any of these Studio Ghibli movies, that’s just another reason to sign up for HBO Max. The full list of Studio Ghibli movies includes:

Castle in the sky
The return of the cat
From up there on Poppy Hill
Howl’s moving castle
Kiki’s delivery service
My neighbor Totoro
My neighbors the Yamadas
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Ocean waves
Only yesterday
Pom poko
Ponyo
Porco Rosso
Princess mononoke
Arrietty’s Secret World
Abducted as if by magic
The tale of Princess Kaguya
Tales of Earthsea
When Marnie was there
Heart murmur
The wind rises (fall 2020 launch)


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