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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 ...
 
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This week, the Chat Returns and so does the Cartoon Salooniverse, as Michael and Jake speak with Will Collins, co-writer of both Song of the Sea and Wolfwalkers. Down the line from Ireland, Will tells Michael and Jake about his relationship with the films of Studio Ghibli and his ongoing collaboration with Cartoon Saloon filmmakers Tomm Moore and R…
 
This week in our Chat Returns miniseries, we are thrilled to speak with one of the leading characters of the Ghibliotheque story so far... Studio Ghibli's long-serving producer, enabler, genius-herder and former President, Toshio Suzuki. Suzuki has played a key role in every Studio Ghibli film to date, and has had significant influence on the caree…
 
Kicking off our new interview miniseries, Michael talks with director, museum project manager and all-round Ghibli veteran Goro Miyazaki about his career, his relationship with the Studio, and his new film, Earwig and the Witch - which is now screening in cinemas across the UK. Keep an eye out for weekly episodes in our Chat Returns miniseries - fe…
 
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 …
 
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 Ghibliothequ…
 
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…
 
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), an…
 
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 endurin…
 
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 t…
 
It's the annual Ghibliotheque Christmas episode! At the virtual Christmas party, Michael, Jake, Steph and Harold look back on the strange year that was 2020, read some excellent letters from listeners and their Ghibli plus ones, and even do a bit of Ghibli-themed karaoke. So grab a drink and a buffet plate, and join in the fun. Follow Ghibliotheque…
 
This special interview miniseries comes to a close with Pixar writing veteran Mike Jones (Soul, Luca), who talks with Michael and Jake about his experiences adapting the screenplays for The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya for English-speaking audiences, as well as the similarities and differences in Studio Ghibli and Pixar's approach…
 
Our series of conversations with writers, animators and filmmakers about their relationship with Studio Ghibli continues with Rebecca Sugar, creator of the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, talking with Steph and Jake about her lifelong love of anime, and how the work of Miyazaki and Takahata influenced her approach to animation. Follow Ghibl…
 
Steve Alpert, the one-time "resident foreigner" at Studio Ghibli and author of the memoir Sharing a House With the Never-Ending Man, joins Michael, Jake and Steph to talk about his 15-year tenure at the Studio, including working on the international distribution of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque…
 
In this new miniseries, Michael, Jake and Steph are joined by filmmakers, animators and writers to talk about their relationships with Studio Ghibli. This week, director Domee Shi talks with the gang about the influence Ghibli had on her as a young animator, and how the work of Isao Takahata informed her Oscar-winning Pixar short, Bao. Follow Ghibl…
 
In this new miniseries, Michael, Jake and Steph are joined by filmmakers, animators and writers to talk about their relationships with Studio Ghibli and the enduring influence of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. To start, Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart join the gang to talk about their new film, WolfWalkers, and how the work of their studio, Cartoon …
 
In this special bonus episode, we talk to actress and activist Shakina Nayfack on providing the voice of Hana in the new English dub of Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers, produced by GKIDS. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake @_stephwatts - Steph Follow Shakina on twitter @Shakeenz And get …
 
In this special mailbag episode, Michael, Jake and Steph discuss Satoshi Kon's final short film, Ohayo, his unfinished works and his legacy, with help from listeners and special guests Paul Williams, Zack Davisson, Shakina Nayfack and Natalie Ng. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake @_ste…
 
Michael, Jake and Steph come to the end of Satoshi Kon's short filmography with a voyage into a world of dreams. To many, Paprika is Kon's best-known film, widely released, broadly praised and, if you believe the internet, ripped off by Christopher Nolan in Inception. But is watching Paprika a dream or a nightmare? Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: …
 
Michael, Steph and Jake's journey into the animated work of Satoshi Kon continues with the director's foray into TV: the twisty, twisted mystery series Paranoia Agent. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake @_stephwatts - Steph And get in touch via email at ghibli@littledotstudios.com Produ…
 
It’s Christmas this week on the Konology, the miniseries that looks at the work of anime legend Satoshi Kon. Michael, Jake and Steph watch Kon's holiday comedy drama, Tokyo Godfathers. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake And get in touch via email at ghibli@littledotstudios.com Produced …
 
Next in the Konology miniseries that looks at the work of anime legend Satoshi Kon, Michael, Jake and Steph discuss Kon's second feature film, Millennium Actress. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake And get in touch via email at ghibli@littledotstudios.com Produced by Michael Leader, Jak…
 
Kicking off the Konology miniseries that looks at the work of anime legend Satoshi Kon, Michael, Jake and Steph watch Kon's influential debut, the psychological thriller Perfect Blue. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – Jake And get in touch via email at ghibli@littledotstudios.com Produced b…
 
A quick tease of what's to come from Ghibliotheque... The Konology! A miniseries looking at the work of Satoshi Kon, from Perfect Blue to Paprika, taking in Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and the anime series Paranoia Agent along the way. Kon's international reputation, singular artistic vision and unbeatable body of work put him in the annal…
 
This week, Michael and Jake welcome to the Ghibliotheque stand-up comedian, writer and podcaster Ed Gamble (Off Menu) to undertake that most excruciating, ambitious of feats: assembling the perfect meal from the delicious dishes served up in Ghibli films. Follow Ghibliotheque on Twitter: @ghibliotheque @MichaelJLeader – Michael @jakehcunningham – J…
 
In this ever so slightly off-topic bonus episode of Ghibliotheque, Michael, Jake and Steph talk about the latest, and some say greatest, instalment in Nintendo's long-running Legend of Zelda video game franchise, Breath of the Wild. The game tempted both Jake and Steph to sink hundreds of accumulated hours into their Switch consoles. But what did t…
 
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