Before Studio Ghibli was Studio Ghibli there was…

… Miyazaki and Takahata and their separate carriers. At Tor.com there is an interesting article – Six Pre-Studio Ghibli Anime Films You Should Track Down – about some of the movies that were made before Studio Ghibli was officially formed. Great recommendations. I was not familiar with all titles, but will definitely check some of them out. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is one of my all time favourite movies, all categories. The writer of the article mentioned above sums it up;

“the pair’s stunning gift for storytelling, with many of the themes of Ghibli’s output – environmental destruction, industrialisation, conflict and children facing up to their roles in the world”

I can’t wait to see The Secret World of Arrietty, I hope to get my hand on it soon.