Because good things are still capable of happening in the world, Studio Ghibli (aka the best animation studio in the world) is building a 500-acre theme park that’ll feature creatures from their most iconic movies. Sadly, there will be only one theme park and it will be in Japan.
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Studio Ghibli is like Japan’s version of Pixar, and their movies are among the best ones in the world. Founded over 30 years ago by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, the studio has won dozens of awards, Oscars, and world wide recognition, making movies that everyone remembers and that have influeced kids and adults from all parts of the globe.
According to The AV Club, the park was supposed to only feature scenes from My Neighbor Totoro, but now they’re planning on including rides and areas inspired on other Ghibli movies, including Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more.
The park will reflect Miyazaki’s artistic interests, such as “European themed brick towers,” forest trails, and giant installations of animal spirits that evoke Japanese culture and mythology.
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The Studio Ghibli park is set for release on 2022, and it’ll be located on the Aichi region near Nagoya.