It’s been a fruitful year for Studio Ghibli fans. Not only did all 21 films recently land on Netflix, but we also recently got our first look at his first CGI film, which is slated for release this year. As if that weren’t enough, the studio has now begun rolling out an archive of free, high-res stills from its movies – and it’s an absolute goldmine for fans of Ghibli (or the animation in general).
The archive currently includes 50 stills from 8 films, including Spirited Away, Ponyo and The Wind Rises – and the studio said it plans to share stills from its entire production. Considered a collection, the gallery is a brilliant showcase of the traditional hand-drawn style of Studio Ghibli, as well as the talents of founder Hayao Miyazaki. (We can’t all be Miyazaki, but our tutorials on how to draw can get you started on your animation journey.)
“Beginning this month, we will be providing stage photos of all Studio Ghibli works in sequence,” read a post above the archive. “This month, we will provide 8 works, for a total of 400 pieces. Please feel free to use it within the bounds of common sense,” he adds (rather ominously). get some essential character design tips.
Just found out that @StudioGhibli posted HQ stills of some movies! Thank you very much. But also this image, I bring it back so much. pic.twitter.com/X9mQUTUeRJSeptember 20, 2020
In case you missed it from other places, Studio Ghibli just released tons of rental photos from their movies. Om Nom Nom! https://t.co/1QHL7P91oDI still crying hard on this one…😭 pic.twitter.com/MNjJV9Yt05September 20, 2020
Studio Ghibli released 50 high-quality photos of 8 of their features, including my favorite, SPIRITED AWAY. Such beautiful art from passionate artists and storytellers. ☺️❤️🇯🇵https://t.co/u7ajuy7OyK pic.twitter.com/5oOXGvFkVNSeptember 21, 2020
You can see the full collection of stills at Studio Ghibli website. And don’t forget to check out these new photos from Aya and The Witch, slated for release in December. But be warned: He doesn’t like your average Ghibli movie – which left some fans less than impressed.