Ghibli Films Come Home with New Blu-ray Bonus Features

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Studio Ghibli, GKIDS and home entertainment distributor Shout! Factory have upgraded one of the most coveted animation collections, offering a raft of new Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack and DVD releases of anime classics from the acclaimed Japanese studio.

In the coming months, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Secret World of Arrietty and Porco Rosso will return to shelves. All combo pack releases will include booklets featuring stunning art and statements from the filmmakers, as well as enhanced or never-before-seen bonus features.

Here’s the basic breakdown, new and enhanced features in bold:

Spirited Away [Oct. 17] SRP $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, NTV Special (on DVD). Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Behind the Microphone, 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

My Neighbor Totoro [Oct. 17]  $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Behind the Microphone, Textless Opening and End Credits, Creating My Neighbor Totoro, Creating the Characters, The Totoro Experience, The Locations of My Neighbor Totoro, Producer’s Perspective: Creating Ghibli, 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Howl’s Moving Castle [Oct. 17] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Interview with Diana Wynne Jones, Miyazaki’s Visit to Pixar, Explanation of CG, The Birth Story of the Film Soundtrack, Behind the Microphone, 8-page Booklet with Producer’s Statement and more

Ponyo [Oct. 17]  $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, The Five Geniuses Who Created Ponyo, Press Conference: Theme Song Announcement, Behind the Microphone, Opening Event at Hibiya Scala-Za Theatre, Interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Theme Song Music Video, Hayao Miyazaki Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Creating Ponyo, Ponyo & Fujimoto, The Nursery, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer’s Perspective: Telling the Story, The Locations of Ponyo, 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements and Lyrics

Kiki’s Delivery Service [Oct. 17] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Ursula’s Painting, Creating Kiki’s Delivery Service, Producer’s Perspective: Collaborating with Miyazaki, Behind the Microphone, The Locations of Kiki’s Delivery Service, Kiki & Jiji, Flying with Kiki & Beyond, 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Princess Mononoke [Oct. 17] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots, Princess Mononoke in USA, Behind the Microphone 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Castle in the Sky [Oct. 31] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Promotional Video, Behind the Microphone, Scoring Miyazaki, Producer’s Perspective: Meeting Miyazaki, Creating Castle in the Sky, Textless Opening and End Credits, Character Sketches, Additional English Mix of the Film, 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [Oct. 31] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots, Audio Commentary with Hideaki Anno and Kazuyoshi Katayama, Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno: “Nausicaä and Evangelion! The Whereabouts of the Giant Warrior?”, Behind the Microphone, Creating Nausicaä, 12-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

The Secret World of Arrietty [Nov. 21] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Arrietty’s Song Music Video, 8-Page Booklet with Producer’s Statement

Porco Rosso [Nov. 21] $19.96 DVD / $29.95 BD

Bonus Features: Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone, Textless Open and End Credits, 8-page Booklet with Producer’s and Director’s Statements

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