For the first time, the 21 films of Studio Ghibli, the famous Japanese animation house will be available for public broadcast in the US. UU. All your lively offer will be available next year exclusively on HBO Max, according to THR. In an agreement with the North American distributor GKIDS, the complete catalog of 21 films, will be licensed for the first time in its entirety for an American broadcast platform.
All movies, included 'Princess Mononoke'(Mononoke-hime, 1997) and'Chihiro's journey'(Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi, 2001) will be available from the same launch of HBO Max in spring, with the exception of 'The wind rises' (Kaze tachinu, 2013), which will be launched in the fall of 2020.
Kevin Reilly, content director of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS and truTV, said in a statement:
«Studio Ghibli films are visually stunning and completely immersive experiences. Exciting, charming and deeply humanistic, these wonderful films have captured the hearts of people around the world and we are proud to show them in an accessible way for even more fans through HBO Max »
Founded in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli He has become world famous for his original stories of fantastic worlds and epic sagas focused on endearing protagonists for which they have received six Oscar nominations in the animated feature film category, winning one in 2003 for 'Chihiro's journey'.
Koji Hoshino, current president of Studio Ghibli responded to the statement expressing:
«We are excited to work with HBO Max to bring the complete collection of Studio Ghibli movies to the public in streaming in the United States. As a brand of premium content, HBO Max is an ideal home for our movies. After the launch of the service this spring, Ghibli fans will be able to enjoy their favorite (movies) and deepen the catalog, while completely new audiences will be able to discover our films for the first time »
These would be the studio movies that would be available, in the absence of 'The Tomb of the Fireflies' that belongs to Netflix.
- The castle in the sky
- Haru in the cat kingdom
- The hill of poppies
- The walking castle
- Nicky, the witch's apprentice
- My neighbor Totoro
- My Neighbors the Yamada
- Nasucaä of the wind valley
- I can hear the sea
- Memories of yesterday
- Pom Poko
- I put on the cliff
- Porco Rosso
- Princess Mononoke
- Arrietty and the world of tiny
- Chihiro's journey
- The story of Princess Kaguya
- Terramar Tales
- Marnie's memory
- Whispers of the heart
- The wind rises