Studio Ghibli, Inc.is a Japanese animationfilm studiobased inKoganei, Tokyo, Japan.The studio is best known for itsanimefeature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. It was founded on 15 June 1985, after the success ofNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding byTokuma Shoten.
Seven of Studio Ghibli's films are among the15 highest-grossing anime filmsmade in Japan, withSpirited Away(2001) being the second highest, grossing over US$290 million worldwide. Many of their works have won theAnimageAnime Grand Prix award, and four have won theJapan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of Studio Ghibli's films have receivedAcademy Awardnominations.Spirited Awaywon theGolden Bearin 2002 and theAcademy Award for Best Animated Feature Filmin 2003. Totoro, a character fromMy Neighbor Totoro, is the studio's mascot.