Studio Ghibli Develops New Television Studio

Studio Ghibli Develops New Television Studio

It is not often that film studios morph into television studios, but it happens. Arriving on Japanese television this autumn will be a Studio Ghibli adaptation of Swedish children’s book Ronia, The Robber’s Daughter, directed by From Up On Poppy Hill and Tales From Earthsea‘s Goro Miyazaki and written by Reservoir Chronicle‘s Hiroyuki Kawsaki.

The adventure tale, which tells the story of a growing friendship between the offspring of two warring families in medieval Scandinavia, was written by Pippi Longstocking creator Astrid Lindgren and published in 1981. A successful live-action fantasy film adaptation, Ronja Rovadottar, was made by Swedish director Tage Danielsson in 1984 from a screenplay by Lindgren, but this will be the story’s first television outing.


Film Studio Success Results Are In!

Film Studio Success Results Are In!

Here at Waterloo Film Studios we like to keep tabs on how the big kahunas are doing. Here are the statistics for the top 7 film studios in 2013.

Warner Bros: $5 billion

1. “Man of Steel”: $662.8 million
2. “Gravity”: $653.3 million
3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: $633.1 million

Disney: $4.7 billion

1. “Iron Man 3”: $1.2 billion
2. “Monsters University”: $743.6 million
3. “Thor: The Dark World”: $630 million

Universal: $3.7 billion

1. “Despicable Me 2”: $918.8 million
2. “Fast & Furious 6”: $788.7 million
3. “Oblivion”: $286.2 million

20th Century Fox: $3.4 billion

1. “The Croods”: $587.2 million
2. “The Wolverine”: $414.8 million
3. “A Good Day to Die Hard”: $304.7 million

Sony Pictures: $3 billion

1. “The Smurfs 2”: $347.5 million
2. “Grown Ups 2”: $247 million
3. “After Earth”: $243.8 million

Lionsgate: $2.32 billion

1. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: $802.3 million
2. “Now You See Me”: $351.7 million
3. “Red 2”: $142.1 million

Paramount: $2.27 billion

1. “World War Z”: $540 million
2. “Star Trek Into Darkness”: $467.4 million
3. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”: $375.7 million

We’ve had our own successes here at our London-based film studio complex. Give us a few years and we will be hot on the heels of these guys.