Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio whose anime style films are internationally distributed on Home Entertainment mediums by Disney in the United States.

It should be noted that only titles named on this page are distributed by Disney; Ghibli's 2011 film From Up on Poppy Hill was not distributed in the U.S. by Disney but rather by GKIDS, which currently now holds U.S. theatrical rights to all of Studio Ghibli's films, even those named below since 2011. Disney also holds the French (Released under the Buena Vista Home Entertainment name), Taiwanese and Japanese Home Media rights to the Studio Ghibli library.

Disney continued to distribute the remaining movies they owned on Home Media until 2017, when the licence expired and GKIDS took over the home media rights from Disney, releasing a full roster of reissues. The only exception to this was The Wind Rises, due to the fact GKIDS classifies it as a “Recent” film. Disney however continues to distribute the Studio Ghibli library in France, Taiwan and Japan .

Films distributed to video by Disney

Films theatrically released with Disney

Films exclusively released by Disney in Japan, Taiwan and France

These Studio Ghibli films were distributed (or in some cases, assisted) by Disney outside North America.

  • Grave of the Fireflies (1988, Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray releases only, released by Sentai Filmworks in North America)
  • Only Yesterday (1991, released by GKIDS in North America)
  • Ocean Waves (1993, Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray releases only, released by GKIDS in North America)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011, Credited as Walt Disney Japan, released by GKIDS in North America)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013, Credited as Walt Disney Japan, released by GKIDS in North America)
  • When Marnie was There (2014, Credited as Walt Disney Japan, released by GKIDS in North America)
  • The Red Turtle (2016, Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray releases only, copyrighted as Walt Disney Japan. released by Wild Bunch in France and Sony Pictures Classics in North America)


  • One of the studios' characters, Totoro, from My Neighbor Totoro, made a cameo in Toy Story 3 as a plush toy.
  • Despite the English dub version of Princess Mononoke being distributed by Miramax Films (which was owned by Disney at the time it came out), it was not one of the films that was sold alongside the Miramax library, as Disney still retains Home Entertainment rights of the film due to Disney holding rights to the 16 Ghibli films they distributed.
  • The TV movie Ocean Waves was also part of the Disney deal, but Disney never released the film onto DVD and it was eventually released in North America by GKIDS in December 2016.

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    • Dark Fantasy1990 wrote:Think how beautiful the films of Studio Ghibli would be if it was added in World of Color: Celebrate during the Golden ...
    • This Studio Ghilbi collection is popular enough to find at libraries which is nice. I like several of the Studio Ghilbi movies and GKids movies too.
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    • Disney needs to do something like buy off the whole studio or something
    • I even want to see Spirited Away in Once Upon A Time. Like Chihiro, and Emma knowing each other when she was young encountering No Face who o...