Kiki's Delivery Service was my favorite movie for a time as a kid. But as I've grown, I've come to like Laputa, Porco Rosso and Whisper of the Heart the most.
Despite this, all Ghibli films are still great to amazing.
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>you will never be the cow
No no no, not the artist and Kiki. Kiki is way too young for that you chucklefuck.
I've already called the cops. Better prepare for the storm, faggot.
I love kiki. She's a real cutie.
Indeed. Tied with Whisper of the Heart. But don't say it too much or else /a/ is gonna go all hipster against it.
Miyazaki wrote, produced and oversaw the development of Whisper of the Heart. He was in the process of grooming Yoshifumi Kondo as his replacement. Until he died....
By all accounts though, Miyazaki had just as much or more to do with Whisper of the Heart than anyone else.
>its based off of a manga not even created by miya.
And Kiki, Howl's and Ponyo are based on books Miyazaki didn't write. You gonna claim they're not Miyazaki movies now?
>grasping at straws: the Ghibli thread
The director isn't the only one who works on a movie. You know that right? Robin Hood, The Rescuers, Sword in the Stone and many other Disney films weren't directed by Don Bluth. Yet he's clearly the biggest influence on the films.
>Yet he's clearly the biggest influence on the films
I'm sure that's well documented. I'm just asking for a well documented source that Miyazaki was the major driving force behind Whisper. It certainly doesn't feel very much like him outside of the dialogue.
Watched the butchered 80s dub "Warriors of the Wind" when I was a kid, but even then, the beauty and artistry of it showed through to me.
>miya only wrote the screenplay for whisper.
But that's wrong. He did a lot more fro mthat movie. From coming up with the main idea to make the movie to the original screenplay to storyboards, etc. He also came up with the whole 'Country Road' theme, saying he wanted to make a movie that pointed out the detachment of the world with city living.
Even if you want to ignore all this, Miyazaki writing the story still makes him plenty tied to it.
>mfw Christian Bale in the Disney dub
>mfw he did his gravelly Batman voice when Howl was going full bird
Read up about the film.
By the way, I just read on one of those links that Miyazaki actually directed the fantasy parts of Whisper of the Heart. So yet another thing he did for the movie.
>people still obsessing over dubs
Totoro is slow but good, it has an interesting theme about how children cope with death and is pretty emotional. Kiki was slow, boring and just typical coming-of-age stuff.
Disney dubs stand out only for using Hollywood actors. And even then, many of the voices aren't the best. You know somethings wrong when actual talented voice actors like Mark Hamill or Phil Hartman don't sound as good as they do in other animated works.
But there's many more problems with the dubs beyond just how the voices sound. They changed a ton of the dialogue. Far more than was necessary even translating it into English. The dubs for Mononokehime and Spirited Away change so much dialogue, its painful to watch....
Japanese Mononoke: "I understand."
English Mononoke: "I was resolved the moment I let my arrow fly."
Holy shit guys, that's not even CLOSE to what he said....
Kiki is also a story about accepting life as it comes. Even more than Totoro was. It also had three other sub plots going on.
You can go on hating Kiki if you want. But at least understand what the movie was about.
Yeah, I understand it was a generic coming-of-age movie. The entire main plot of losing/regaining her powers to fly had absolutely nothing to do with "accepting life as it comes".
>Yeah, I understand it was a generic coming-of-age movie.
You obviously didn't. Because that's not the point of the movie. The point was about accepting yourself for who you are. Kiki spent most of the movie trying to go against who she was. And that's why she lost her connection to her powers.
Kiki is also a pretty big Tsun bitch when you think about it. Especially towards Jiji and Tombo. throwing all her frustration onto them. It just comes back on her when she loses her powers and starts to get ignored back.
>Yeah, overcoming her insecurities to become a stronger and more independent person.
Still nothing to do with Kiki.