Tales from Earthsea and Ghibli Studio

I was recently told about the Ghibli Studio movie, Tales from Earthsea

Director Goro Miyazaki is every bit as brilliant as his father Hayao Miyazaki. I’m just taken away by all that I’ve seen from them and Ghibli Studio. While the it’s not as visual as Hayao’s movies like Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke, but it still has a captivating storyline.

The best thing I find about these films is really how simply thier animated. Well, the characters anyway. The shape of the nose, eyes, mouths, are all reminiscent of the old animated tv series like RoboTech or the like. The animation is of course far beyond what it was, but the simple line art of the human characters with incredibly detailed backgrounds and scenery, amazing story telling all bring it together so wonderfully.

I really hope that someday my daugther will enjoy these films as much as I do and just love the fact that these films can span the age gap. I don’t know one adult who’s seen a Miyazaki film that hasn’t absolutely adored it, and my daugther has already watched parts of Howl’s Moving Castle and was mesmerized. Not that I let her watch a lot of television at this point…but I digress.

I sound like I’m ranting a bit but my main point here is I will never cease to be amazed by what Ghibli Studio and the Miyazaki’s are creating. There are a few other I still need to see and can’t wait to enjoy watching them.

Below is a list of films and links to Ghibli Studio movies I HIGHLY reccomend:

Princess Mononoke
Howl’s Moving Castle
Spirited Away
Nausicaa of the Wind
Porco Rosso
Tales from Earthsea
Grave if Fireflies
My Neighbor Totoro