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Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.


Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunningham (The Independent, BFI), who has never seen any of the Studio’s work before. Together they'll be looking at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), getting a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and forcing Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films.


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Ghibliotheque - A Podcast About Studio Ghibli Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Steph Watts & Harold McShiel

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Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.


Michael Leader (Little White Lies, Sight & Sound), an avowed Ghibli fanatic, is sitting down with Jake Cunningham (The Independent, BFI), who has never seen any of the Studio’s work before. Together they'll be looking at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), getting a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer and forcing Michael to rank some of his favourite ever films.


Released on Fridays through November and December, subscribe now to get Ghibliotheque delivered straight to your feed.


Follow Michael and Jake on Twitter:
@MichaelJLeader – Michael
@jakehcunningham – Jake

    Mailbag & More | Cartoon Salooniverse #5

    Mailbag & More | Cartoon Salooniverse #5

    Before we close the swing doors of the Cartoon Salooniverse, Michael, Jake and Steph cast the new wide to discuss everything the studio does that isn't feature length, from the Oscar-nominated short film Late Afternoon, to the delightful children's series Puffin Rock, and everything in between, including a conversation about Cartoon Saloon's pitch for a Winnie the Pooh series, and a tantalising look at what's next for the studio. And, of course, we must rank the Cartoon Saloon films - with a little help from our listeners.


    - Watch the short film Late Afternoon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvHj_AwFg_g
    - Watch There's a Monster in My Kitchen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rIjVDo_u8c
    - Watch other Cartoon Saloon shorts, trailers, teasers and clips on their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CartoonSaloon
    - Visit Monica Armiño's portfolio site for a look at Cartoon Saloon's concept art for Winnie the Pooh: https://monicaarmino.com/winnie-the-pooh/
    - Listen to the Best Bits podcast, co-hosted by Will Collins: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-best-bits/id1555161900?uo=4&itscg=30200&itsct=podcast_box
    - Listen to The Screenwriting Life podcast, co-hosted by Meg Lefauve: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-screenwriting-life-with-meg-lefauve-and-lorien-mckenna/id1501641442


    Get in touch with Ghibliotheque at ghibli@littledotstudios.com or follow us on Twitter:


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    Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts.
     
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    Wolfwalkers | Cartoon Salooniverse #4

    Wolfwalkers | Cartoon Salooniverse #4

    This week's episode of our Cartoon Salooniverse miniseries brings us up to date, as Michael, Jake and Steph talk about Cartoon Saloon's latest, Oscar-nominated feature, Wolfwalkers, which sees Tomm Moore completing his Irish folklore trilogy of stories, this time working in collaboration with co-director Ross Stewart.


    Get in touch with Ghibliotheque at ghibli@littledotstudios.com or follow us on Twitter:


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    @_stephwatts - Steph


    Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts.
     
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    The Breadwinner | Cartoon Salooniverse #3

    The Breadwinner | Cartoon Salooniverse #3

    This week in our Cartoon Salooniverse miniseries, Michael, Jake and Steph leave behind the folklore-filled landscape of Tomm Moore's Ireland for The Breadwinner, the animated drama about a young girl growing up in Afghanistan in the dying days of Taliban rule, directed by Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey. What happens when such a distinctively Irish studio looks abroad?


    Read the article 'The Breadwinner, or the Cinema as Secular Hegemony' by Jalil Kochai here: https://www.milestonesjournal.net/reviews/2018/7/2/the-breadwinner-or-the-cinema-as-secular-hegemony


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    @_stephwatts - Steph


    Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts.
     
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    Song of the Sea | Cartoon Salooniverse #2

    Song of the Sea | Cartoon Salooniverse #2

    How do you follow a widely-renowned, Oscar-nominated debut feature? In this episode in our miniseries about the Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, Michael, Jake and Steph discuss their second feature, Tomm Moore's coastal fantasy Song of the Sea - a film about a young boy, his little sister (who also happens to be a magical selkie creature), and the rich folklore that rises out of the very landscape of Ireland itself.


    Get in touch with Ghibliotheque at ghibli@littledotstudios.com or follow us on Twitter:


    @ghibliotheque
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    @_stephwatts - Steph


    Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts.
     
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    The Secret of Kells | Cartoon Salooniverse #1

    The Secret of Kells | Cartoon Salooniverse #1

    Michael, Jake and Steph return with a new Ghibliotheque spin-off miniseries, dedicated to the wonderful work of Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, who are often referred to as the Ghibli of Kilkenny. Listeners may remember our interview with Cartoon Saloon directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart about their latest film WolfWalkers and the enduring influence of Studio Ghibli, but in this episode we're going right back to the beginning for The Secret of Kells, the company's distinctive, Oscar-nominated debut feature film.


    Get in touch with Ghibliotheque at ghibli@littledotstudios.com or follow us on Twitter:


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    @_stephwatts - Steph


    Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts.
     
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    Earwig and the Witch | Ghibliotheque #27

    Earwig and the Witch | Ghibliotheque #27

    This week, Michael and Jake are thrilled to tackle something new for the Ghibliotheque podcast... a brand-new Studio Ghibli film! The latest from Goro Miyazaki, Earwig and the Witch may come from a familiar source, as it's adapted from a novel by Howl's Moving Castle author Diana Wynne Jones, but it showcases a radical new direction for Ghibli as the Studio's first 3D, CG-animated feature. But how has the experiment turned out?


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