Alliance Media to release 12 Miyazaki films in India

MUMBAI: Alliance Media headed by Sunil Doshi has acquired a catalogue of 11 animation titles from Japan’s biggest production house Studio Ghibli, created by Hayao Miyazaki.

These films will be marketed under a brand name Junior, which is a subsidiary of Alliance Media and will cater to the age-group of 6 – 18 years. Junior will include comics, live action films, animation films, games and television shows.

Known as Japan’s premiere animation studio, Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by two of animation’s greatest creators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

Under the supervision of Miyazaki, Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli has made many animation properties. The Princess Mononoke and Academy award winner Spirited Away are some examples of the very high quality of anime (animated movies) the studio creates, which have been praised for their originality, dazzling animation and epic storytelling. Consistently beating all kinds of movies in box office revenues in Japan, their films have received numerous awards.