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PEE Poll: Which top 3 films from Miyazaki do you love?
The Castle of Cagliostro   -1 (2%)
Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind   -5 (9.8%)
Castle in the Sky   -8 (15.7%)
My Neighbor Totoro   -3 (5.9%)
Kiki's Delivery Service   -7 (13.7%)
Porco Rosso   -1 (2%)
Princess Mononoke   -1 (2%)
Spirited Away   -15 (29.4%)
Howl's Moving Castle   -5 (9.8%)
Ponyo   -3 (5.9%)
other   -2 (3.9%)
Total Voters: 23

Bend-err

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« Reply #40 on: 03-04-2012 13:30 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2012 13:37 »

Disney and Pixar probably also have "better looking" animation because their movies are 90% CGI and computer drawn if not more. While Ghibli still uses hand drawn images.
Especially Ponyo was 100% hand drawn with no CGI what so ever.






SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #41 on: 03-04-2012 14:31 »

I'd assume that Turnip was refering to the older stuff, which was 100 per cent hand drawn - and the animation itself is indeed lovely. Really dull backdrops, though.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #42 on: 03-04-2012 14:31 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2012 14:33 »

We all know this pic would be posted sooner or later, so I might as well just get it over with:
*see previous page*

I do love that picture. I know it's a parody of My Neighbor Totoro and it's awesome, but what does that pic actually mean? Is it just to be ironic or something else?...

edit - I'm not quoting the pic because it stretches the page...
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #43 on: 03-04-2012 14:32 »

I don't think it means anything, other than 'Friendly Neighbourhood magic creature may in fact actually be terrifying.'
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« Reply #44 on: 03-04-2012 15:02 »

It might be a reference to the obvious wrong accusations that the girls in the movie are actually dying and that the movie is referencing some death that happened at some point somewhere.
Which Studio Ghibli and especially Miyazaki denied.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #45 on: 03-05-2012 22:05 »

My two favorites are Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #46 on: 03-07-2012 03:09 »

I'd assume that Turnip was refering to the older stuff, which was 100 per cent hand drawn - and the animation itself is indeed lovely. Really dull backdrops, though.

This.

Well... any of Disney's predominantly hand-drawn films. I have no trouble with them using splashes of CGI to enhance the hand-drawings like Futurama. Ghibli aren't immune to this with the bizarre CG tweening they used throughout Howl's Moving Castle.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #47 on: 03-11-2012 00:21 »

saw two films that Miyazaki produced.  I saw THE CAT RETURNS, really enjoyed it, but was a little too silly at some moments.  I gave it B, since it felt the story went way too quick.

I also just saw The Secret World of Arrietty and really loved that, though again the story went way too quick, and I wanted to know more about this world.  I loved the characters and the animation was just great.  I give it an A-.
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« Reply #48 on: 03-11-2012 00:25 »

Both not really Miyazaki movies though wink

Also, did you watch the US-dub of Arrietty? Apparently they replaced the song that plays during the credits and instead replaced it with a narrator telling you what happens in the end. Which is NOT in the original version AT ALL!

Oh yes, the song they took out is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7q07dyIsX8
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« Reply #49 on: 03-11-2012 00:52 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2012 00:55 »

I haven't seen Ponyo or Arrietty yet, which are things I'm really excited about.  I also have a few of the artbooks, which are great.  Miyazaki is a master with watercolors.

You know, I'd really love Miyazaki to do one of the Oz books.  Not the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but one of L Frank Baum's other oz stories, preferably Ozma of Oz which is one of my favourite books (a lot of the plot and story for Return to Oz came from that book.)  I'd especially love to see his approach to the lunchbox/dinner pail trees, the many heads of Princess Langwidere, and the Nome King's palace of ornaments.  I think Dorothy already embodies a lot of the traits of the Ghibli heroine, as does Ozma.   Still with Miyazaki, I love his adaptions as much as his original stories (unlike Tim Burton, whose adaptions are always rather lacklustre compared to his original work.  Corpse Bride beats Alice in Wonderland or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hands down.) 

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« Reply #50 on: 03-11-2012 21:01 »

just saw Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind.  Really liked it, though I could tell this was an anime film made in the 80's, with it's sound effects, slow pace and the way blood was animated.  I had no idea that Asbel was voiced by Shia LaBeouf, he pretty much pulled off what I consider to be acting.  The film did film a little long at some point, but I really liked the character Nausicaš, she was just amazing.   Master Yupa was just bad ass, reminded me of OBi Wan.  I gave the film an A-, mostly again it felt that the film dragged for a bit, but really enjoyed this old film.
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« Reply #51 on: 03-14-2012 05:36 »

just saw Princess Mononoke and really liked this one, but it felt a little too long.  I was amazed at the actors who voiced in the English dubbed.  Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkette Smith, Keith David, Billy Bob Thornton and even John DiMaggio.  Surprised to hear Bender in this.  The story was good, but felt sort of like Avatar or Dances with Wolves, but still have an originality.  I was also shocked at the violence.  People's heads and limbs being cut off with blood and this film still got a PG-13 rating.  Overall I give this film an A-, for being a little too long, but still enjoyable.
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« Reply #52 on: 03-14-2012 06:31 »

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« Reply #53 on: 03-17-2012 22:39 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2012 22:42 »

Saw two of Miyazaki films.

Kiki's Delivery Service-- Awesome film.  I feel a little guilty.  Back in 1998, when I saw a commercial VHS release of this film, I felt it was an easy cash grab since at the time I was a fan of Sabrina: the Teenage Witch series.  I had no idea this film was made in 1989, until years later. I liked how in this world, humans are aware witches exist and yet they don't seem to be too much bothered by it.  Phil Hartman as the voice of JiJi was just perfect, it's a shame he's no longer with us. Her line about eating pancakes until she got fat just had me LMAO.  Also, for a teen witch needing to train to be a witch, she hardly did any training with her magic.  She just starts the delivery service and that's it.  This film gets an A in my book.

Ponyo-I wish I had not seen The NOSTALGIA CRITIC's review of this, since I already had an idea what to expect. I did enjoy it, but I did question the mom's logic for driving really fast during a storm with her child in the car.  Also, leaving two children at home alone at night is just wrong.  In other Miyazaki films, the parents were a little more responsible.  What was the deal with Ponyo kissing that baby and making a huge emphasis on it?  Regardless, Ponyo is a good kid's film, much like Totoro, but Totoro had much more maturity than this film, with dealing with family and the issue of death.  Overall, I give it a B-, just because there were scenes that I did enjoy, but I enjoyed Totoro just a little more.

I got a few more films waiting for me at the library.  I plan to see and review every single Studio Ghibli film that is available on DVD.
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« Reply #54 on: 04-08-2012 21:38 »

In the last few weeks, I've seen 4 more films from Studio Ghibli and all were good.

Porco Russo--  Miyazaki said he was inspired by Disney's Talespin and I see a lot of that in this film.  I loved the action and animation.  except the film sort of stops in the middle, with Porco in Milan getting his plane fix.  The film also doesn't explain why Porco looks at a pig. Yeah it's due to a curse, but when and why did it happen.  Also, why didn't Curtis go to jail for basically aiding pirates in a robbery and almost killing Porco, and bragging about it on the radio?  he also tries to marry a minor and that's just wrong. It's funny how the girls at the beginning aren't concerned about being kidnapped by pirates with guns.  I gave this film an A-.  Really enjoyed the film for its silliness.

Tales From The EarthSea--Pretty standard adventure movie Ghibli.  Cheech Marin was hilarious and Willem Dafoe as Cob was just menacing.  However, why does Cob sort of look like a woman?  This movie is considered the least popular of the Studio Ghibli, but I find it to be untrue.  It just wasn't that original, pretty much it's a story we've seen before, but in awesome animation.  Have to give this film an B, but being amazing, but not so original.

Whisper of the Heart-Really mundame film, but the characters were awesome.  The whole The Baron fantasy sequence, was amazing, but felt sort of unnecessary, and out of place, since everything before it was pretty down to earth and people real people.  I did like the little hints at the future film, THE CAT RETURNS, wish I saw this film first.  The ending was so abrupt, more abrupt than other Studio Ghibli films.  I give this film B+, since I really loved the main character and her quest to being a writer.

Pom Poko--just saw it and it was freakin' hilarious.  The first third I just laughed.  It's sort of a parody of March of the Penguin, but instead of Morgan Freeman narrating, it was Maurice LaMarche.  The only problem was that this film was 2 hours long and it had like a ton of patting in the middle, and seemed like it wasn't sure where it was going.  Of course, this was an environmental PSA, but it felt sort of preachy.  Miyazaki's name doesn't appear on the dvd or credits, so he wasn't involved and it shows.  His films made the environmentalism subtle and not forced fed.  Also this film depended too much on LaMarche narrating.  His voice was funny, but I like to see stuff happen, not told.  Show not tell is a huge thing filmmakers need to know.  I have to give this film a B, for those things, but again this film was hilarious and I really cared about the raccoons as they were dealing with their problem.
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« Reply #55 on: 09-03-2012 22:18 »

fryfan, have you seen "Grave of the Fireflies?" Not a Miyazaki-directed, but oh my God. You can't have enough Kleenex. I highly recommend this Studio Ghibli movie (haven't seen all of them)--you will most likely cry your eyes out. It was so moving.
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« Reply #56 on: 09-05-2012 11:10 »

Grave of the Fireflies is the only Ghibli film that particularly does it for me. And yes, it's wonderful.
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