10/14(Sat) Studio Ghibli (Host : Rosie)

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10/14(Sat) Studio Ghibli (Host : Rosie)

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Hello Yoyo members:

This is Rosie. It is my pleasure to host the meeting.

I bet everyone has seem Studio Ghibli films when you were a child. Please check below youtube clips to run over all Studio Ghibli films. Also, I picked up top 15 Pixar movies for comparison.

All Studio Ghibli Movies in Chronological Order (1984 - 2022) (7:35”)

Top 15 Pixar Movies of All Time (1995 - 2022) (5:55”)

Studio Ghibli - The Captivating Craft (16:26")

Studio Ghibli is a renowned Japanese animation company that has produced 25 movies in its 38-year history. The studio’s films are known for their beautiful hand-drawn style, profound themes, and unique narrative style. Studio Ghibli’s films often tell the stories of children or teenagers living in a fantasy world and emphasize the relationship between humans and nature. In contrast, Disney often focuses on stories of princesses and princes; Pixar focuses more on character emotions and growth and tries to incorporate real-world problems into its films. Studio Ghibli and Pixar are both industry leaders, and their films have their own unique styles and characteristics.

Studio Ghibli’s films are diverse, ranging from sober stories of World War II like “Grave of the Fireflies” to fantastical stories with magical beings such as “Spirited Away”. The studio’s films are more relevant than ever thanks to their overarching themes and pertinent messages. For instance, the studio’s environmentalist messages are most prominent in movies like “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind,” “Pom Poko,” and “Princess Mononoke” . Each movie tells a different story but lands on the same fact that humans are a part of nature, and their destruction of it dooms themselves. The magic of most of the films is in the natural, the community rather than the self, and in household labor that is usually treated as unskilled/unpaid in a capitalist society.

Co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, is critical of modern technology, capitalism, and globalization, and his works show this. Miyazaki is known for his strict work ethic and high standards. He is known to be a perfectionist and has been quoted as saying that he would rather quit making films than compromise his vision.

* Reference
Pixar vs. Ghibli (7:24”)
http://ghibligabble.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... pixar.html
Studio Ghibli vs. Disney Pixar
https://reelrundown.com/animation/studi ... on-netflix
The 6 Best Studio Ghibli Films on Netflix

Session one :

Q1: What is Studio Ghibli? Do you have any Studio Ghibli film’ merchandise items at home? Have you been to Tokyo’s Ghibli Museum?

Q2:Which films do you recommend from Studio Ghibili? Which plot is your favorite?

Q3: Miyazaki himself has commented about the female characters in his movies "Many of my movies have strong female leads – they fight for what they believe in with all their heart." Why Miyazaki films are often centered on young and strong female leads?Are women mentally stronger than man? :lol:

#Satsuki--my-neighbor-totoro 《小月, 龍貓》
#Nausicaa - Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind《娜烏西卡, 風之谷》
#Chihiro - Spirited Away《千尋, 神隱少女》
#Kiki's Delivery Service《琪琪, 魔女宅急便》
#Sheeta - Castle In The Sky 《西塔, 天空之城》
#Sophie - Howl's Moving Castle 《索菲, 霍爾的移動城堡》
#San - Princess Mononoke 《珊, 魔法公主》
# and so on…

Session Two :

Q4: Do you prefer Studio Ghibli or Pixar? Do you find the difference between Ghibili Studio’s animations or Pixar Studio’s animations? You can compare them based on visual style, story setting, emotion, characters, music, or etc.

Q5: Miyazaki has largely declined to incorporate AI-generated animation into his movies. Miyazaki Calls Artificial Intelligence Animation ‘An Insult To Life Itself’. Why did Miyazaki decline AI-generated animation?
Click below link. It is funny to see the awkward situation.
https://www.indiewire.com/features/gene ... 201757617/

Q6: September 21, 2023 has brought big news for Japan’s most internationally beloved animation house. Studio Ghibli is now set to become a subsidiary of domestic television company Nippon TV. “Director Miyazaki Hayao is 82 years old, and producer Suzuki is 75. Studio Ghibli has long worried over the issue of succession.” Comparing Pixar, why did Studio Ghibli has been struggling to find a successor? Is it due Japanese unique working culture?

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4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:20pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving $ Taking a Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:20 ~ 6:00pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements

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Re: 10/14(Sat) Studio Ghibli (Host : Rosie)

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Q3: ...Why Miyazaki films are often centered on young and strong female leads?Are women mentally stronger than man? :lol:

On the countrary, I believe why those female characters impress us so much is simply because they are not like ordinary women we see. Women are mentally strong in peace time, but in chaos and disasters men can react better because they are not as sensitive as women.
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