The Unofficial Guide to the Movies of Studio Ghibli
Jake Cunningham is a writer and producer working in film and audio. At Little Dot Studios he works across podcasts and video essay production with a focus on film. As well as Ghibliotheque, he has produced podcasts with Channel 4, Curzon Cinemas, and the British Independent Film Awards. He has appeared on air for the BBC World Service, and has written and voiced video essays for the BBC and Little White Lies. He has written about film for The I, BFI, NME and more. His first animated short film as writer and producer, made with BFI Network, will be released in 2021. He lives in London with his partner and a small dog. Michael Leader is a writer and broadcaster whose writing has appeared in Sight & Sound and Little White Lies, and whose voice has appeared on podcasts and radio ranging from Ghibliotheque and Truth & Movies to BBC Front Row and BBC Radio 5. At Little Dot Studios, he is a Senior Producer working on projects related to film and video games. For several years he was Editorial Director for Film4 Online, and he is now Commissioning Editor of the BBC Arts/iPlayer series Inside Cinema and Inside Games, for which he has written and produced short-form documentaries about, among other things, Studio Ghibli. He lives in London with his partner and a small child.
Introduction Nausica of the Valley of the Wind Laputa: Castle in the Sky Grave of the Fireflies My Neighbor Totoro Kiki's Delivery Service Only Yesterday Porco Rosso Pom Poko Ocean Waves Whisper of the Heart Princess Mononoke My Neighbours the Yamadas Spirited Away The Cat Returns Howl's Moving Castle Tales From Earthsea Ponyo Arrietty From Up on Poppy Hill The Wind Rises The Tale of Princess Kaguya When Marnie Was There The Red Turtle Earwig and the Witch Further Reading & Viewing.