"[Ghibli’s] name was Miyazaki’s choice; ghibli is a word that Italian pilots once used to describe a wind blowing from the Sahara. To Miyazaki, the name conveyed a message, almost a threat — something like “Let’s blow a sensational wind through the Japanese animation world,” Suzuki recalled in a speech years later."
— The Auteur of Anime by Margaret Talbot: The New Yorker (January 17th, 2005) (via hayao-miyazaki)
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.