In light of the new, acclaimed film, The Boy and the Heron, Mark, Lawrence, Sarahlyn, and Al reflect on the Studio Ghibli films that Hayao Miyazaki has directed since the ’80s, including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Tortoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Wind Rises, Princess Mononoke, etc.
Does the visionary design make up for the languorous pacing? We talk about the anime style, subtitles vs. dubbed, using this style for children’s vs. adult entertainment, the relation of these films to fairy tales, and more.
There are many lists ranking these films online; here’s one from Collider. Here’s another Collider article detailing the relation of particular films to various fairy tales. Read more about the Ghibli/Disney relationship.
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Edited by Daniel Thabet of The Podcast Doctors.
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