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'When Marnie Was There,' could be Studio Ghibli's last movie.ghibli_jp

Studio Ghibli's name is etched in the human psyche of any cinephile. Its years of dedicated production of some of the finest, emotionaly moving movies that delve into various facets of humans and their environment, be it human interactions with spirits as with "Spirited Away" or the fascination of humans with aircrafts as in "The Wind Rises" and "Porco Russo."

However, reports have been suggesting that the recently released "When Marnie Was There," could be Studio Ghibli's last movie. 

This sparks from the fact that Studio Ghibli is temporarily halting its production, following the retirement of its most prominent director and founder member, Hayao Miyazaki. The production house has taken a break as it wants to take time to re-asses its goals.

Following the release of "When Marnie Was There," in Japan in July 2014, the movie about a tomboyish girl finding a mysterious blonde girl in an abandoned villa will hit North American theatres in summer 2015.

As of now, Studio Ghibli does not have any future projects in store and it is not known if they will return back.

Since the inception of Studio Ghibli in 1985, it has produced 20 feature-length movies with one TV movie. It was also involved in creation of Anime series, short films and has also dabbled in video games.

Studio Ghibli was founded by Hayo Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma.

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