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Old 27-01-2013, 11:57
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Sorry if this thread has been done before but I can't find anything!

I've seen a few mentions of Studio Ghibli in other threads and I'm just discovering them myself so I was just wondering what everyones favourite films are? Also do you prefer them with subtitles or dubbed?
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Old 27-01-2013, 12:03
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Im a big fan of Ghibli, my favorite movies are:

Pom Poko - the message behind this movie is brill
Porco Rosso
Howels Moving Castle
Ponyo (On a cliff by the sea)
Kiki's Delivery Service

Hayao Miyazaki is great and i plan on visiting the Ghibli museum in Tokyo, one day...I'm glad Ghibli is working alongside Pixar and was so happy to see Totoro in Toy Story 3.
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Old 27-01-2013, 12:10
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I saw Spirited Away at the cinema years ago, bought it on dvd then didn't watch it again till last year when I thought 'how did you not realise how amazing this is?'
Bought Howls Moving Castle and watched Arrietty that I'd taped from Film4 over Xmas. Think I'll buy another couple this month.
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Old 27-01-2013, 12:37
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Simply the best animation studio in the world. Though I only watch them in Japanese, never the dubs. Though to be fair they do take a lot of time with their dubs and are probably the best at it there is, but I just can't stand them not being in their original language.

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Old 27-01-2013, 12:52
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Simply the best animation studio in the world. Though I only watch them in Japanese, never the dubs. Though to be fair they do take a lot of time with their dubs and are probably the best at it there is, but I just can't stand them not being in their original language.

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Liam Neeson did great in Ponyo imo.
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Old 27-01-2013, 14:13
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Laputa (Castle in the Sky) and Princess Mononoke are my favourite two Ghlibi movies.
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Old 27-01-2013, 14:37
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Better than Disney.
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Old 27-01-2013, 14:39
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I like Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, wasn't too fond of Tales from Earthsea or Whisper Of the Heart. Still need to watch more of them, will buy some on DVD
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Old 27-01-2013, 17:43
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I adore My Neighbour Totoro
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Old 27-01-2013, 20:32
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Love Ponyo...
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Old 27-01-2013, 20:43
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Animated films including those by Ghibli usually leave me cold, but I do recognise a good film when I see one.

Top 5 Ghibli films:

1. My Neighbours the Yamadas
2. Spirited Away
3. My Neighbour Totoro
4. Howl's Moving Castle
5. Princess Mononoke

Runner-ups: Kiki's Delivery Service, Grave of the Fireflies and Ponyo.

Edit: I don't always need it, but I prefer subtitles over dub.
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Old 27-01-2013, 21:35
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[quote=Takae;63904729]Animated films including those by Ghibli usually leave me cold, but I do recognise a good film when I see one.

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Yeah, I'm not a fan of animated films either which is why I was so surprised I've enjoyed the few Ghibli films I've seen.
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Old 27-01-2013, 21:42
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They know how to make great Animated movies , Spirited Away is my favourite though
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Old 27-01-2013, 22:39
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Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, Ponyo and Arietty are all amazing, loved them. I'm happy with the dub, I think they do a great job with it.
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Old 28-01-2013, 19:43
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Howl's Moving Castle is my absolute favourite, followed by Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, then Tales From Earthsea. They're all so wonderful though! I've mostly only seen the in dubs on DVD (apart from Earthsea which we saw in an indie cinema) and I adore Billy Crystal in Howl's!

My husband got my a Totoro onesie for Christmas, it's amazing!

Edited to add that having Tina Fey in Ponyo was also amazing, I'm a massive Fey fangirl!
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:13
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Howl's Moving Castle is my absolute favourite, followed by Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, then Tales From Earthsea. They're all so wonderful though! I've mostly only seen the in dubs on DVD (apart from Earthsea which we saw in an indie cinema) and I adore Billy Crystal in Howl's!

My husband got my a Totoro onesie for Christmas, it's amazing!

Edited to add that having Tina Fey in Ponyo was also amazing, I'm a massive Fey fangirl!
Who does Billy Crystal do? Howl? My dvd player has no remote control so I can't see any extras and I keep missing the end credits cos I fall asleep!
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:21
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Who does Billy Crystal do? Howl? My dvd player has no remote control so I can't see any extras and I keep missing the end credits cos I fall asleep!
he was the voice of the little fire

all Ghibli movies I love very much and each have their own qualities. only Earthsea I wasnt so keen on,

Spirited Away will always have a special place in my heart!!! one of those special all time movies to me

My Neighbour Totoro is awesome in a similar way also
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:28
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he was the voice of the little fire

all Ghibli movies I love very much and each have their own qualities. only Earthsea I wasnt so keen on,

Spirited Away will always have a special place in my heart!!! one of those special all time movies to me

My Neighbour Totoro is awesome in a similar way also
Ah, so he is!
I'm going to order My Neighbour Totoro from Amazon I think.
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Old 28-01-2013, 22:55
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Watched Ponyo for the first time last night. Amazing.
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Old 28-01-2013, 23:14
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Laputa - Castle in the sky, the original English dub, not the disney one, as thats how i saw it originally and its the best,
Porco Rosso as its ace!,
neighbour tortoro for gettin me through sick days at school lol it was always on
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:31
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So many wonderful movies but my pick for best Ghibli movie is Whisper of the Heart - beautiful and very underated and less well known sadly than the other Ghibli movies.
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:06
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I've only seen Spirited Away and parts of Howls Moving Castle. The animation is just first class but personally I find the stories terribly dull and I lose interest. I can only be wowed by the visuals for so long.
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Old 31-01-2013, 14:02
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My Ghibli PS3 game got dispatched today so excited to play it!

So many wonderful movies but my pick for best Ghibli movie is Whisper of the Heart - beautiful and very underated and less well known sadly than the other Ghibli movies.
That is a really beuatiful film : )

I love Ghibli films, I'm fascinated at the art work and love the magical yet crazy innocence of them all.

My favourites:
My Neighbour Totoro
Spirited Away
Howls Moving Castle
The Cat Returns
Kiki's Delivery Service
Arietty

I watched Ocean Waves recently but I didn't really think it was that good. When it ended I just thought "was that it?"
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:17
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Watched Pom Poko last night for the first time - I had never heard of it before this thread but oh my what a lovely little film!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:28
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Simply the best animation studio in the world. Though I only watch them in Japanese, never the dubs. Though to be fair they do take a lot of time with their dubs and are probably the best at it there is, but I just can't stand them not being in their original language.

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The dub versions are best avoided, they seem to take you out of the characters .
Laputa is my favourite.
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