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The Walt Disney Company is a multimedia company that began as an animation studio. The company acquired worldwide home video distribution rights to several Ghibli films in 1996.

Licenses

Ghibli licenses

Princess Mononoke was distributed to theaters through Miramax, while The Wind Rises was distributed through Disney's Touchstone Pictures label.

Theatrical Releases

Title Disney Release Date (U.S.) Disney Release Date (Japan Video) Original Release Date
Princess Mononoke August 13, 1999 June 26, 1998 (VHS) July 12, 1997
Spirited Away September 20, 2002 July 19, 2002 (VHS/DVD) July 20, 2001
Howl's Moving Castle June 10, 2005 November 16, 2005 (VHS/DVD) September 5, 2004
Tales From Earthsea August 13, 2010 July 4, 2007 (VHS/DVD) July 29, 2006
Ponyo August 14, 2009 July 3, 2009 (DVD) March 11, 2008
The Secret World of Arrietty February 17, 2012 June 17, 2011 (DVD/BD) March 11, 2010
The Wind Rises February 21, 2014 June 18, 2014 (DVD/BD) March 11, 2013

Direct-to-video/TV Releases

Title Disney Release Date (U.S.) Disney Release Date (Japan Video) Original Release Date
Kiki's Delivery Service May 23, 1998 November 21, 1997 (VHS) July 29, 1989
Castle in the Sky April 15, 2003 October 4, 2002 (DVD) August 2, 1986
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind February 22, 2005 December 5, 2003 (DVD) March 11, 1984
Porco Russo February 22, 2005 April 23, 1999 (VHS) July 18, 1992
The Cat Returns February 22, 2005 July 4, 2003 (VHS/DVD) July 20, 2002
My Neighbors the Yamadas August 16, 2005 November 17, 2000 (VHS/DVD) March 11, 1999
Pom Poko October 16, 2005 December 26, 1998 (VHS) July 16, 1994
My Neighbor Totoro October 23, 2005 September 28, 2001 (DVD) April 16, 1988
Whisper of the Heart January 19, 2006 July 25, 1997 (VHS) July 15, 1995

Films released by Disney in Japan

Title Disney Release Date (Japan Video) Original Release Date
Only Yesterday July 2, 1999 (VHS) July 20, 1991
Ocean Waves July 23, 1999 (VHS) May 5, 1993
Grave of the Fireflies August 6, 2008 (DVD) April 16, 1988
From Up on Poppy Hill June 20, 2012 (DVD/BD) July 17, 2011
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya December 3, 2014 (DVD/BD) November 23, 2013
When Marnie was There March 18, 2015 DVD/BD) July 19, 2014
The Red Turtle March 18, 2017 (DVD/BD) May 18, 2016

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