Studio Ghibl Pure Imagination

Studio Ghibl Pure Imagination

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For decades, Studio Ghibli has broken mold after mold of what we expect films for kids to be.The Japanese animation house founded by the filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki has spent 35 years telling winding, complex stories that stretch the bounds of what animation can do. In one, a treacherous battle rages between humans and the deities of a forest fighting to maintain the balance of nature. Another tale pits sorcerers against each other and questions the supernatural ethics of using magic in warfare. And one story opens up a transcendent and terrifying spirit world, in a work heralded by New York Times critics as one of the best films of the 21st century. as you can now watch these classic movies on hbo max. they are some amazing animated gems.I would call them the walt disney of the east. they make some of the best fantasy movies all time. 

Born in 1941, Hayao Miyazaki was a child of war: His father manufactured parts for war planes, and to avoid bombing, his family had to relocate to a new city not once, but twice. Miyazaki started out as a manga artist, learning from innovators like Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Black JackKimba the White Lion), but his focus on animation drew him to the industry straight out of college. Hired to do laborious grunt work at the well-established studio Toei Animation, Miyazaki threw himself into his art and gradually moved up the ranks to become a chief animator and storyboard artist.While Miyazaki was strongly influenced by popular manga artists and animators, Takahata was heavily influenced by the French New Wave, a group of filmmakers who sought to deepen the artistry of cinema with experimental techniques and an emphasis on visual, kinetic storytelling as each of the creators of Studio Ghibli all are wonderful creators and animators that managed create wonderful gems.

Spirited Away seamlessly blends all its archetypal folkloric elements into a subtle commentary on the clash of traditional Japanese values and modern-day consumerism, all while leaving you with a sense of having been spirited away yourself as this wonderful fantasy classic. Spirited Away feels like a special gift It is a film of such startling imagination, originality, intelligence, and emotion that I feel inexplicable joy as the title music begins. Spirited Away is one of most amazing animted flims all time. It is a work-horse drama i feel that many can watch any-time.

CASTLE IN THE SKY (Studio Ghibli Fest 2018) | The Ridgefield ...

Laputa: Castle in the Sky is Hayao Miyazaki’s greatest achievement as a director and the first film to be released by Studio Ghibli. It is a culmination of everything he learned from Castle of Cagliostro and Nausicaa and merged into a rollicking adventure story full of wonderful characters and unforgettable set pieces. Castle in the Sky is arguably one of the most enjoyable cinematic universes Miyazaki has ever created. It is a distorted interpretation of the industrial revolution featuring elaborate steam machinery, gravity-defying air craft’s and robot guardians. It is a world of flying pirates and islands as if born from the imagination of a fanciful child. Yet for all the fantastical embellishments the universe is entirely consistent as if, far beyond the clouds, we really might be able to visit these strange and beautiful lands. It’s truly an amazing animated fantasy classic.

Young children who don’t know Studio Ghibli can start with “My Neighbor Tortoro.”My Neighbor Totoro is considered with good reason considered one of best animated flims all time. This touching story focus cuses on the sisters Satsuki and Mei, and the extraordinary characters they befriend outside their new home Hayao Miyazaki tenderly constructs both a coming-of-age tale as well as a statement on the longevity of innocence with whimsy that feels at home to watch any-time.  this wondrous piece of cinema is the little band of creatures. Sweet, gentle, and believable; these superb critters can make even the most cynical adult cry in the midst of their subtle power as their attenion to detail. The landscape of rural Japan is a character in and of itself. Vast and mountainous clouds, grand and detailed fields, small and haunted” homes all make this charming gem last ages. My Neighbor Totoro can suck you into its world and charm any-time. This animated flim is an enduring classic that you will enjoy for ages.

The story of Kiki, a witch in training, has fewer magical elements but beautiful visuals.Kiki’s Delivery Service is a beautiful family film that just manages to walk the line that manages be such a profoundly moving classic. It is a coming of age tale tells about a young witch coming into her own in the world. an adolescent witch who leaves home, as all witches do at her age, to complete her magic training in a new town as this compeling coming of age fantasy tale thaty boldly fels so wonderful to watch form start to the end. Its a profoundly moving coming of age tale that you should watch any-time.

“Ponyo” is one of the most joyous titles in the Ghibli catalog.

Ponyo. The dazzling animation had my inner child’s heart aflutter. There is so much creativity and inspiration in one reel of a Miyazaki film that it confounds me how so many Hollywood animated film as this tale is a re-telling of little meremaid. As a response to “The Little Mermaid”, I think it surpasses it easily with the complexity given here to Ponyo and Sosuke’s relationship with life and death. That final shot is just heavenly to me, pure happiness as this tale is such a enjoyable classic you can enjoy anytime.

In “Princess Mononoke,” wolves raise San, a human girl.

Princess Mononoke is a perfectly beautiful film with an absolutely stunning story that is such an amazing fantasy flim that is one of Miyazaki’s greatest stories he crafted for the screen. Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke isn’t just one of the strongest feature films put out by the artistic filmmaker or Studio Ghibli as a whole but is a landmark in the world of animation as this profoundly moving classic. A period drama infused with elements of fantasy & set in early centuries of Japan, Princess Mononoke tells the tale of Ashitaka that  The main theme this film deals with is the effects of industrialization on nature, deforestation & how it affects the species who’ve inhabited these places long before man’s greed laid its eyes on it as this flim is such a moving classic. rincess Mononoke (also known as Mononoke-hime) comes off as one of best fantasy classics all time.

Poll: Top 5 Studio Ghibli Movies : ghibliStudio Ghibli has broken mold after mold of what we expect films for kids to be as these classic as With all the films now on streaming platforms for the first time as these classic fantasy flims are truly classics that you can watch any-time.

Miyazaki’s Forgotten Gem:Sherlock Hound

Miyazaki’s Forgotten Gem:Sherlock Hound

Sherlock Hound, as it’s known in the West (in Japan it’s simply “Meitantei Holmes,” or Famous Detective Holmes) doesn’t have all that much to do with Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. The whole setting is really just a framework to create a fast-paced adventure show, with slapstick comedy bits piled onto spectacular car chases. In other words, it’s a terrific piece of animation that was end of an era for  Miyazaki’s before his film work began fully.

Sherlock Hound was started in 1981 at animation studio Telecom, with Miyazaki at the helm, and an amazing amount of talent; chief among these include Yoshifumi Kondo (animation director), Kazuhide Tomonaga, Tsukasa Tannai, Nobuo Tomizawa, Masako Shinohara, Koichi Maruyama, and Atsuko Tanaka. The great Yasuo Otsuka even makes an uncredited cameo for one episode. This series was clearly homage to Animal Treasure Island, the 1971 Toei film that largely cements the “Miyazaki Style.” The Telecom staff was thrilled at the opportunity to create something with the same boyant energy, and it shows in nearly every frame. This is the perfect example of just how effective animation, hand-drawn animation, can be in the right hands as simply they are such joyful little stories each one that is a case of its own.

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I would say Sherlock Hound is a show that you can instantly watch anytime and get into its story any one of its episodes and enjoy it without being lost at all. Its very light weighted that marks it as the end of an era.

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Miyazaki’s worldview was becoming more clouded, more complicated, as middle age approached. Future Boy Conan carried serious, somber undertones just under the surface; by the time Nausicaa made its way to the big screen in 1984, that darker side was taking over. His inner conflict is something that defines the Ghibli era, that battle between youthful idealism and adult cynicism; note for example the third acts of Castle in the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro, and the crises of identity in Kiki’s Delivery Service and Porco Rosso as see she how htis man grew form such charming simple tales to such deep and interesting stories that are able break trough barriers and tell us a classic story.

Now on to the history lesson. Six episodes were created at Telecom before the series was put on hiatus. As far as I understand, this was due to conflicts with the Conan Doyle estate, who apparently weren’t too pleased with this unorthodox treatment of the Sherlock Holmes characters. The series was shelved, until Miyazaki refashioned two of the episodes as the opening short film for Nausicaa in 1984. The public was enthralled, so the series was revived, with 20 new episodes set in production. However, these new episodes were not created by Telecom nor any of the principle players (apart from the actors), but at another Japanese studio, and the difference shows. The original six episodes were integrated into the TV series as follows:
Episode 3 – A Small Client
Episode 4 – Mrs. Hudson is Taken Hostage
Episode 5 – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Episode 9 – Treasure Under the Sea
Episode 10 – The White Cliffs of Dover
Episode 11 – The Sovereign Gold Coins

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In 1984, Tomonaga, along with Kondo (director), Tomizawa, Tanaka and Nizu created the famous Nemo pilot, which is one of the greatest pieces of Japanese animation ever devised. This was Tomonaga’s baby, and he masterfully packs all the excitement of Sherlock Hound into a four-minute action classic. It’s just another example of the amazing talent at that time. If only their version of Nemo was the one that finally made it to the screen it would been such a marvelous classic that may have been such a gem that people would say that nemo flim was simply amazing.  If only they made more Sherlock hound i think we would had such tales able to really charm us better then shows like ducktales.  Sherlock Hound is simply a must see classic that you should see today.