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Postby Zephyr » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:41 pm

I am a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli...and just noticed the new movie is out on DVD! So excited, and it looks like a lot of fun.

http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ponyo/
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:43 pm

It's good animation, especially at the beginning, but it's a pretty boring film. :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:14 pm

It looks great! One of my all time favourites is 'Laputa - Castle in the Sky' - I went to see it on the big screen at the Cardiff Animation Festival a few years back. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:19 pm

Is that Howel's Moving Castle Tony? Written by that Welsh woman?
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:20 pm

No it isn't! I've just checked your link. :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:23 pm

The scenes set in the mining village were inspired by a trip Miyazaki made to Wales. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:28 pm

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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:37 pm

It looks interesting, I'll have to look out for it. I hadn't heard of it before though. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:40 pm

One of my RP mates was actually in lurve with Howl the wizard and she sent me the DVD. :lol:

Very interesting film if you're into different animation techniques - can't accuse this of being Disneyfied as it's quite stylish. Sort of Jules Verne Edwardian with magic bits. The storyline's not particularly outstanding (haven't read the book so I can't say how much they diluted it) and the main villainess is frankly pathetic, after a good strong start. Definitely made for younger young adults, but it looks good :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:45 pm

I have read the book, it's Harry Potter-ish. And the follow up, which wasn't so good.

Studio Ghibli museum is maybe a 90 minute train journey from me, but I've never been. :(
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Re: Studio Ghibli Films

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:10 pm

Zephyr wrote:I am a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli...and just noticed the new movie is out on DVD! So excited, and it looks like a lot of fun.

http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/ponyo/
Me to I regret I never made it to the studio tour in 07 when the Worldcon was in Japan.
But with Hollywood involved the films may get a bit diluted. :(
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:05 am

This could be completely pants, but as far as I know, Hollwood isn't involved.

He just makes them, then Disney buys them and sticks English on them. :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:26 am

Pooh that Disney make me sad at all. :lol: :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:30 am

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Postby Zephyr » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:45 pm

poohcarrot wrote:This could be completely pants, but as far as I know, Hollwood isn't involved.

He just makes them, then Disney buys them and sticks English on them. :D


Yes, and they do excellent with voicing. Personally, I don't think Miyazaki has a bad film, and Disney makes them available for the English-speaking market, plus does a lot of really good PR for Ghibli. Got all of them on DVD that I can get over here, and never tire of a one...even the more low-key Ghibli films.
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