Hayao Miyazaki's cartoons will be unavailable in Russian online cinemas from June 1
Animated films from Studio Ghibli by Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be unavailable to users of Russian online cinemas from June 1. Source TASS reported that the distributor of Ghibli films in Russia was unable to renew the rights to show.
Kinopoisk told Kommersant that until May 31, inclusive, Studio Ghibli cartoons are available in the service’s library: “Now Plus subscribers can purchase these titles at a special price of 1 ruble. They will be saved in the ''Purchases'' section, and will be available for viewing after May 31. These included such titles as "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind", "Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle"
After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, the film companies Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal Pictures, Disney suspended their work in Russia. From February 1, films about Harry Potter are not available in the libraries of Russian online cinemas, and from March 1, films Disney. According to the analytical company TelecomDaily, the amount of Western content on Kinopois has fallen from almost 2,000 to just under 1,000 films and series.