Studio Ghibli Animation Easter Eggs

By Astra W

KWEH!

Did you know that some animation companies tend to insert Easter Eggs in their movies? Pixar is well-known for doing that with each film they release. However, did you also know that the beloved Studio Ghibli has a few Easter Eggs of their own? Granted they will not be as extensive as Pixar’s, but the eggs are there nevertheless. A couple of them were found by our very own softly_raining.

[EDIT: The video has been removed due to copyright claim from Studio Ghibli but we have some images that shows some of the eggs]

Easter Eggs

STUDIO GHIBLI written on a bus in Kiki's Delivery Service
STUDIO GHIBLI written on a bus in Kiki’s Delivery Service
Another STUDIO GHIBLI written on a bus in Kiki's Delivery Service
Same bus, different scene (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
A reference to Mei and little Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro?
A reference to Mei and little Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro? (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
GHIBLI as an engine brand in Porco Rosso
GHIBLI as an engine brand in Porco Rosso
Another GHIBLI spotted on the background of Porco Rosso
Another GHIBLI spotted on the background of Porco Rosso
Totoro?!
Totoro?! (Whisper of the Heart)
Porco Rosso as a brand of a clock?
Porco Rosso as a brand of a clock (Whisper of the Heart)
Hey, that's Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service!
Hey, that’s Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service! (Spirited Away)
GHIBLI as a ship's nameplate on From Up on Poppy Hill
GHIBLI as a ship’s nameplate on From Up on Poppy Hill
 The robot from Lupin III seems to make another appearance in Laputa.
The robot from Lupin III seems to make another appearance in Laputa.
Small and Medium Totoro, and Jiji?
Small and Medium Totoro, and Jiji? (Whisper of the Heart)

 

Coincidences?

Is that a caricature of a young Hayao Miyazaki?
Is that a caricature of a young Hayao Miyazaki? (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Seems like an homage to Kiki?
Seems like an homage to Kiki? (Whisper of the Heart)
Maybe a cameo of Pazu from Castle in the Sky?
Maybe a cameo of Pazu from Castle in the Sky? (Howl’s Moving Castle)

 

Similar Scenes

A similar scene from Totoro and Spirited Away

A similar scene from Totoro and Spirited Away

A similar scene from Totoro and Spirited Away
Parallel scenes from Totoro and Spirited Away

Man, I still have not watched Porco Rosso. I really have to get to it.

Credit: The video was made by Movie Munchies, though it has now been taken down.

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Astra W

I am a Chocobo mug who loves puns and is driven by the thirst for nostalgia. You will usually find me writing about days past like an old person. Other than that, I usually gawk at different visual arts or exercising my fingers on games. Or napping in the kitchen cabinet.

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