Saturday, October 24, 2020

Only Real Studio Ghibli Fans Can Name These Films From Just A Single Screenshot

What’s the point of making the trip to the cinema when you can just relax on the couch and watch a Studio Ghibli film instead? The studio has made some of the best-animated films in history. From humanoid pigs flying planes to children wandering into worlds filled with magical creatures. There is no limit to the imagination of animators and directors at Studio Ghibli.

Studio Ghibli was launched in 1985 and has grown into the world-renowned studio that it is today with films, shorts, and even music videos. The style of animation is fun and captivating. The studio pushes the limits of art and film that other companies will never dare try. All of this has been done to tell human stories that people can relate to.

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How familiar are you with Studio Ghibli creations? This quiz gives you a screenshot and from just that you’ll need to see if you can score a perfect score by guessing the right Studio Ghibli film. Think you know Studio Ghibli? Let’s see!

What Ghibli movie is this photo from?

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It's the Castle in the Sky! - "Castle in the Sky" ties itself back into Studio Ghibli's first film, "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," through the use of fox-squirrels, which appear in both movies. For the studio, this animal represents the difficulty of domestication.

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It's Yokohama! - Unlike most Studio Ghibli films, "From Up on Poppy Hill" isn't plot-driven, but instead, it is driven by relationships. It accomplishes this by setting itself in a unique period in Japanese history when student activism was common due to escalating global conflicts.

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It's Howl's living room! - "Howl's Moving Castle" is influenced by Diana Wynne Jones' novel that carried the same name as the movie. Published in 1986, Jones' novel eventually became a series alongside "Castle in the Air" and "House of Many Ways."

What Ghibli movie is this photo from?

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It's Tomonoura Port! - Studio Ghibli abandoned new animation techniques and CGI in favor of traditional animation for "Ponyo." That means each frame was drawn by hand with Hayao Miyazaki choosing to draw the ocean waves himself.

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It's Yakushima Island! - The Yugoslavia Wars were a major inspiration for "Princess Mononoke," as Hayao Miyazaki realized he could no longer tell stories like "Kiki's Delivery Service." Instead, he wanted to show children a more realistic version of a war-torn world.

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"Grave of Fireflies" departs from most war-driven films by depicting war as a force of nature rather than a creation of man. Bombs, for example, fall through the sky like rain as the fire from their destruction tears through the land like the wave of a tsunami.

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It's Town Market! - Studio Ghibli always looked for ways to appeal to a western audience, and they did just that with some of the settings in "Kiki's Delivery Service." For example, the city where Kiki lives, Koriko, is based on Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

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It's Yubaba's bathhouse! - Hayao Miyazaki returned to Studio Ghibli to direct "Spirited Away," and it turned out to be quite the comeback. Not only did the film kill it at the box office, but it also won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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It's Kusakabe's house! - In his first few attempts, Hayao Miyazaki had trouble getting "My Neighbor Totoro" picked up by financiers. Much of this difficulty was due to the setting of the film, Japan, as it wasn't popular at the time to base such a fantasy film in a Japanese setting.

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Studio Ghibli brought in Hiroyuki Morita to direct "The Cat Returns," making it only the second feature film from the studio directed by someone other than Hayao Miyazaki or Isao Takahata. Morita had previously worked with the studio as an animator on "My Neighbors the Yamadas."

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Sue Yin
Sue is always searching for what to watch next. She's an avid rom-com and comedy genre TV and movie watcher. In her spare time, she'll read and debate whether the book or movie was better.

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