Studio Ghibli sold to Nippon TV

Studio Ghiblithe animation studio co-founded by the famous director Hayao Miyazaki, has been sold. According to AP, the studio will become a subsidiary of Nippon Television Network Corp. This deal was reportedly discussed last year when producer Toshio Suzuki approached a Nippon TV executive in an effort to preserve Ghibli as its two main creatives age and begin to retire. think (perhaps seriously, in Miyazaki style). case) about Retirement.

AP claims that Nippon TV wants to (honor) its creative independence so it can focus on animation and other artistic projects. His son, Goro Miyazaki, who is also an animation director, had been interested in succeeding his father; AP reports that he had expressed doubts, saying the responsibility was too great.

Studio Ghibli and Nippon TV have had a long-standing collaborative relationship. In 1985, Nippon TV broadcast Nausica of the Valley of the Wind and then went on to help produce all but one of the Studio Ghibli films, beginning with Kiki’s delivery service in 1989 . Miyazaki also designed Nippon TV’s mascot in 1993, and in 2001, Nippon TV helped found the Mitaka-no-mori Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo.

The latest work of Studio Ghibli, The boy and the heron opened this summer in Japan under the title How do you live? It was the headliner at TIFF this September and will be released in North American theaters on December 8.

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