Get Animated With Studio Ghibli's Free Zoom Backgrounds

Laura Lee
May 16, 2020

Are you looking to spice up your weekly work Zoom meetings by convincing your co-workers that you’re off in a magical forest somewhere? Well, then you just might be in luck. Recently, Japanese animation film studio Studio Ghibli released 16 free Zoom wallpapers, and they are just as magical as one would expect. The company behind beloved animated films like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro is now enabling people to work from home while surrounded by an enchanted universe. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want that?

Each of the 16 wallpapers features a scene from the film company’s many iconic movies, such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Some of the wallpapers feature iconic characters like the charming forest spirit Totoro. Others are simply beautiful scenic backdrops that fans will undoubtedly recognize from their Studio Ghibli favorite movies. All of these breathtaking stills are courtesy of legendary animator, Hayao Miyazaki, who is a co-founder of the Japanese animation film studio. Luckily for all of us working from home, these new backgrounds are 100% free of charge.

Hayao Miyazaki

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These fantastical backdrops are perfect for any and all Zoom occasions, such as your next virtual date, birthday party, or work meeting. Why not take part in your weekly friend reunion while surrounded by the beautiful cherry blossoms from The Tale of the Princess Kayuga? Or, join that weekly marketing meeting from the odd hat shop in Howl’s Moving Castle. Thanks to this latest collection of stunning backgrounds by Studio Ghibli, the sky is truly the limit. Interestingly, this isn’t the only thing Studio Ghibli is doing to help ease us through the current stay-at-home situation. Recently, the film company made its collection of iconic movies available to fans all across the world through Netflix’s streaming service.