Thursday, September 1, 2011

I love me... some Studio Ghibli!

  I love me... some Studio Ghibli,... the creators of 'Spirited Away' 'Princess Mononoke' and 'Ponyo' (to name just a few), founded by animation god Hayao Miyazaki. --- So to that extent... I thought I'd share a couple of trailers from the studio's recent films: 

Arrietty
  Fantasy/adventure fun for children of all ages.  Directed by Hiromasa YonebayashiReleased in Japan last year (2010), the film is now coming out for English speaking audiences :)

  Click the player, and enjoy the video:

From Up On Poppy Hill
  An animated dramatic/adventure, the film "From Up on Poppy Hill / Kokuriko Zaka Kara" just came out in Japan, this past July (2011), and is the second film directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son... Gorō Miyazaki ( his first movie being Tales from Earthsea). Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.

  Click the player, and enjoy the video:


Bonus Feature:
More from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki
  I love the animated films written and directed by, Academy Award Winner, Hayao Miyazaki, some of which I count amongst my all time favorite films, here is a sample of a few...

  Click the players, and enjoy the videos:
'Princess Mononoke' (1997)

'Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind' (1984)

'My Neighbor Totoro' (1988)



EXTRA Bonus Feature:
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Remix
  And... just for fun... here is a video remix, based on footage and sounds from Studio Ghibli's 1986 classic film Castle in the Sky (Laputa),... put together by budding VJ Joshua Kershaw... done in a similar fashion to VJ legend Pogo (see related posts: Bloom & Wishery - Disney Remixed and Pixar Film Remixes).

  Click the players, and enjoy the videos:

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