Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli cartoons will no longer be available in Russian online cinemas from June 1. How transmits TASS, citing a source, the film’s distributor was unable to renew the broadcast rights.
On the afternoon of May 25, notifications appeared on the Studio Ghibli cartoon pages on Kinopoisk stating that the images would only be available to users until May 31.
“Yes, the distributor’s rights to Studio Ghibli content are expiring, they have not been able to renew them,” an industry source told the agency.
Animated films such as “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, “Princess Mononoke”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “The Witch’s Delivery Service”, “The Wind Rises”, “Ponyo Fish on the Cliff” and others.
The cartoon “Spirited Away” in 2003 won the “Oscar” for best animated film, and also received the “Golden Bear” – the highest award – at the Berlin Film Festival in 2002. The director himself received an Oscar for services to film in 2014.
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