FAV THINGS ABOUT STUDIO GHIBLI
Very random musings. HBD Hayao Miyazaki, you're amazing and your stories and characters are absolutely wonderful!
- •Ponyo opening creditsThese are so beautiful and meditative and I could probably watch this sequence for hours.
- •When Totoro, Totoro minis, and the girls make the plants growNo one makes stories that encapsulate childhood and wonder like Miyazaki 💛
- •That characters are more gray instead of black and white.
- •Totoro 💕
- •"Ponyo loves Ham!"
- •This giant head
- •Depictions of familyDecent amount of variety and living -- how often is the dad a primary care provider and NOT failing at it in American movies?
- •Soot sprites
- •That old people aren't just crones but actual characters.
- •Giant floating mom of the sea
- •Love of flight and motion and just love in The Wind RisesThis one is so nuanced and lovely and beautiful and totally not my kids favorite. But I love it.
- •Angry at parents at the beg of Spirited AwayUgh, parents are the worst
- •Revert revert revertI wish I could grab my kids and go, "revert revert revert revert" like some crazed magician and stop them from growing and changing.
- •The book "Howl's Moving Castle" by Dianna Wynne JonesDWJ doesn't get the love she deserves. High five to Studio Ghibli for adapting her story.
- •Gonna go watch My Neighbor Totoro 🙌💙🎉