23 episodes

Studio Ghibli’s work of animated features is some of the most renowned of all time. Join the Explosion Network as they work their way through the library of classic films from the Japanese animation studio.

Studio Ghibli's Animated Wonders Explosion Network

    • Film Reviews
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Studio Ghibli’s work of animated features is some of the most renowned of all time. Join the Explosion Network as they work their way through the library of classic films from the Japanese animation studio.

    The Future of The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

    The Future of The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

    Before we look forward, we look back. In the season finale of Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders, we discuss the documentary film, ‘The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness’ and then discuss what the future of the animation studio could be. Will there be a new wave of talent injected into Ghibli? Will Hayao Miyazaki finish his final film? And what are Dylan, Ciaran and Ashley’s final rankings of the Ghibli films?

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits:
    Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner
    License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
    Art: Cherie Henriques

    The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)
    Directed by: Mami Sunada
    Starring: Hayao Miyazaki, Yumiko Miyoshi, Toshio Suzuki, Hideaki Anno, Goro Miyazaki, Isao Takahata

    All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 46 min
    When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

    Due to 12 y.o. Anna's asthma, she's sent to stay with relatives of her guardian in the Japanese countryside. She likes to be alone, sketching. She befriends Marnie. Who is the mysterious, blonde Marnie?

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits:
    Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner
    License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
    Art: Cherie Henriques

    When Marnie Was There
    Directed by: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
    Written by: Keiko Niwa, Masashi Ando, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Joan G. Robinson (based on the novel by)
    Starring: Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura, Nanako Matsushima, Susumu Terajima, Toshie Negishi, Ryoko Moriyama, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Hitomi Kuroki, Yuko Kaida

    All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 27 min
    The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya

    Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits:
    Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner
    License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
    Art: Cherie Henriques

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya
    Directed by: Isao Takahata
    Written by: Isao Takahata (story & screenplay), Riko Sakaguchi (screenplay)
    Starring: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Atsuko Takahata

    All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 26 min
    The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits:
    Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner
    License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
    Art: Cherie Henriques

    The Wind Rises
    Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
    Written by: Hayao Miyazaki
    Starring: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura, Mansai Nomura, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida

    All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 32 min
    From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    A group of Yokohama teens look to save their school's clubhouse from the wrecking ball in preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Studio Ghibli’s Animated Wonders Credits:
    Music: “Lo-Fi Hip Hop Chill Beats For Study Game Sleep” by Reckoner
    License: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
    Art: Cherie Henriques

    From Up on Poppy Hill
    Directed by: Goro Miyazaki
    Written by: Hayao Miyazaki (screenplay), Keiko Niwa (screenplay), Chizuru Takahashi (comic), Tetsuro Sayama (comic, original story)
    Starring: Masami Nagasawa, Jun’ichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita, Yuriko Ishida, Rumi Hiiragi, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Naito, Shunsuke Kazama

    All Episodes: https://explosionnetwork.com/studio-ghiblis-animated-wonders

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 32 min
    The Secret World of Arrietty

    The Secret World of Arrietty

    The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another
    family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes
    for the Clocks when their teenage daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Top Podcasts In Film Reviews