Studio Ghibli Films

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Studio Ghibli Films

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/
Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. -Seneca
User avatar
Zephyr
Member
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

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
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

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
Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals!
Yes! We're all individuals!
User avatar
Tonyblack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30033
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:19 pm

Is that Howel's Moving Castle Tony? Written by that Welsh woman?
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:20 pm

No it isn't! I've just checked your link. :roll:
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

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
Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals!
Yes! We're all individuals!
User avatar
Tonyblack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30033
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:28 pm

"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

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
Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't NEED to follow ME, You don't NEED to follow ANYBODY! You've got to think for your selves! You're ALL individuals!
Yes! We're all individuals!
User avatar
Tonyblack
Site Admin
 
Posts: 30033
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

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:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Jan Van Quirm
Member
 
Posts: 10739
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Dunheved, Kernow

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. :(
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

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. :(
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 16150
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

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
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:26 am

Pooh that Disney make me sad at all. :lol: :wink:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
User avatar
Who's Wee Dug
Member
 
Posts: 16150
Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:31 pm
Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:30 am

:roll:
"Disliking Carrot would be like kicking a puppy."
"You kicked a puppy," Lobsang said accusingly.
User avatar
poohcarrot
Member
 
Posts: 10425
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:11 pm
Location: NOT The land of the risen Son!!

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.
Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae fuit. -Seneca
User avatar
Zephyr
Member
 
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Next

Return to TV, film, theatre

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests