Studio Ghibl Pure Imagination
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 Jack, Kimba 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Studio 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.