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#265454 22-Jan-2020 13:03
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Are there other Studio Ghibli fans here? I remember dafman expressing interest.


This is the best news I've heard from Netflix since 4K was announced: Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works. Because of their DVD rental business, Netflix will have a good understanding of the value of the rights to stream Ghibli movies.


I'd given all my Ghibli Blu-Ray sets away to an anime/manga fan. After two years, I'm starting to miss the movies and was thinking about borrowing them back. This solves that problem.


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  #2404557 22-Jan-2020 13:19
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Yep, they are a great watch.


To anyone with kids who do not know who/what Studio Ghibli is - your kids will love it. And big kids will love it too.


I'd suggest starting with Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro.


I'd also recommend watching in Japanese with subtitles over dubbed.


And if ever in Tokyo, I'd recommend the Studio Ghibli museum (and arrive early to miss the long queues).






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  #2404578 22-Jan-2020 13:36
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I have a complete set of Blu-rays... it's probably about time to watch them again :)


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  #2404736 22-Jan-2020 16:00
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FYI, the following is for those of us are not familiar with the Studio Ghibli award-winning movies.


Studio Ghibli gets some entries on many Top 100 movie lists. Note that animated movies don't generally get on to film professional lists (e.g. AFI, BFI) and foreign movies are less likely to get onto many US lists (e.g. Time magazine).


IMDb top 100 rated/voted


25/30 Spirited Away
(45/- The Lion King)
48/80 Grave of the Fireflies
(-/56 Finding Nemo)
(61/- Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse)
(-/63 Monsters Inc.)
(67/73 WALL-E)
(-/69 Shrek)
(-/71 Up)
71/- Princess Mononoke
(86/- Toy Story 3)
(96/- Toy Story)


Empire magazine Top 100


77. Toy Story
80. Spirited Away


Timeout top 100 animated movies


1. Pinocchio
2. Spirited Away
3. My Neighbor Totoro
4. Toy Story
15. Grave of the Fireflies
28. Princess Mononoke

36. Wall-E
48. The Castle of Cagliostro
54. Whisper of the Heart
60. Kiki's Delivery Service
61. Only Yesterday
67. Frozen
68. Porco Rosso
70. Pom Poko
84. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
96. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind


Academy Award nominations and one win:


Spirited Away (winner)
Howl's Moving Castle
The Wind Rises
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
When Marnie Was There
The Red Turtle (co-production)






I'd also recommend watching in Japanese with subtitles over dubbed.



Yes, the Japanese audio is much better. But the English dubs are better than most and they involve many famous actors. Here's a selection:


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: Shia Labeouf, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, Alison Lohman
My Neighbor Totoro: Dakota & Elle Fanning
Laputa: Castle in the Sky: Mark Hammill
Kiki’s Delivery Service: Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds
The Cat Returns: Anne Hathaway, Elliot Gould, Cary Elwes, Kristen Bell
Pincess Mononoke: Gillian Anderson
Tales from Earthsea: Willem Dafoe
The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Chloe Grace Moretz
Howl’s Moving Castle: Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Jean Simmons (in one of her last roles)
The Wind Rises: Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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