580 spirited away
If you’ve seen or read Harry Potter, you’ll probably be familiar with how things such as newspapers and paintings move in that magical world. Wouldn’t it be awesome if those were for real? Imagine having a glimpse of a movie trailer packed within a movie poster!

We’re not here to discuss Harry Potter today though. A hardcore Studio Ghibli fan recently cast their own magic on the world-famous Studio Ghibli productions, creating some amazing animated “movie posters” that took our breath away! See them after the break!

Prelude to Wind is a Tumblr blog dedicated entirely to the enthralling world of Studio Ghibli works. We’re not sure if the creator of these GIF images knows any magic, but we know for sure that they’re a massive fan of Studio Ghibli productions!

What we love best about this series of GIFs is that the creator not only covered the international box-office hit films, they’ve also given the less famous titles the same amount of love! Without further ado, here are the promised brilliant “movie posters”, in chronological order:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
580 nausicaa of the valley of the wind

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
580 laputa castle in the sky

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
580 grave of the fireflies

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
580 my neighbour totoro

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
580 kiki's delivery service

Only Yesterday (1991)
580 only yesterday

Porco Rosso (1992)
580 porco rosso

Pom Poko (1994)
580 pompoko

Whisper of the Heart (1995)
580 whisper of the heart

Princess Mononoke (1997)
580 princess mononoke

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
580 my neighbours the yamadas

Spirited Away (2001)
580 spirited away

The Cat Returns (2002)
580 the cat returns

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
580 howl's moving castle

Tales from Earthsea (2006)
580 tales from earthsea

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
580 ponyo on the cliff by the sea

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
580 the secret world of arietty

From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
580 from up on poppy hill

For those of you who have never seen a Studio Ghibli production, Prelude to Wind is possibly the best website to begin your journey into the fantastical realm of Ghibli! Do check out the Prologue page which lists a concise introductory made for first-time viewers! Needless to say, it’s a lovely site, packed with beautiful graphics and up-to-date Studio Ghibli related articles, not to mention a wonderful playground for Ghibli fans!

How many of these animations have you seen, and how many of them do you want to watch now that you’ve seen these amazing posters? Movie makers of the world might still have a long way to mastering magic, but with ever-advancing technology, who knows, we might be able to see such moving posters in the near future!

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