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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Spirited Away getting a stage adaptation   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Studio Ghibli, Spirited Away, Hayao Miyazaki, Kiki's Delivery Service, mysterious world of fantastic spirits, My Neighbor Totoro, stage play, giant Toho  
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2021-02-25 11:36:49 PM  
"Miyazaki's notoriously reclusive Studio Ghibli has given the project its full support."

Oh hell yes!
"Honey! Get the mushrooms; we're going to the theatre."
 
2021-02-26 6:23:11 AM  
hot take?  I didn't care for this movie. It has an interesting premise, but quickly lapses into nonsense. I honestly don't understand why it's so popular.
 
2021-02-26 6:32:13 AM  
If done well, I would see this and pay opening night Broadway prices. Easily my favorite Miyazaki film followed closely by Howl's Moving Castle.
 
2021-02-26 6:57:32 AM  
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2021-02-26 7:58:46 AM  

Ragin' Asian: If done well, I would see this and pay opening night Broadway prices. Easily my favorite Miyazaki film followed closely by Howl's Moving Castle.


The movie is a perfect fit for a stage production.
It is also in my top five favorite movies of all time.
This must happen.
 
2021-02-26 8:04:57 AM  
Cautiously optimistic
 
2021-02-26 8:38:04 AM  
'i got a job in a play!'

'what is your part?'

'a giant radish'
 
2021-02-26 10:36:28 AM  

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2021-02-26 10:51:20 AM  
It's going to take some impressive puppetry to pull off, but it could be interesting.

Of course, my family will not make seeing it optional.
 
2021-02-26 10:53:30 AM  

havocmike: hot take?  I didn't care for this movie. It has an interesting premise, but quickly lapses into nonsense. I honestly don't understand why it's so popular.


Any ask it of you, plebe?
 
2021-02-26 12:40:13 PM  
I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB
 
2021-02-26 1:14:47 PM  

Ragin' Asian: If done well, I would see this and pay opening night Broadway prices. Easily my favorite Miyazaki film followed closely by Howl's Moving Castle.


Same.  I absolutely adore this film.
 
2021-02-26 1:37:46 PM  

Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB


Castle in the Sky, should work for kids that age. Maybe Porco Rosso and Castle of Cagliostro.
 
2021-02-26 2:13:38 PM  
That's nothing. There was a burlesque show in Philly featuring costumes based on Ghibli characters, most notably the cat bus. Sadly, it didn't feature any of the music. Ah, well.
 
2021-02-26 7:48:18 PM  

Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB


Show him "Porco Rosso".

Or "Whisper of the Heart" and "The Cat Returns".  Or "Castle in the Sky".
 
2021-02-26 7:58:04 PM  

comic serif: Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB

Castle in the Sky, should work for kids that age. Maybe Porco Rosso and Castle of Cagliostro.


Thanks for the recommendations! The only other one I've seen (than those I listed above) is Princess Mononoke, and I don't think he's quite ready for that. We're actually watching Arrietty at this moment!
 
2021-02-26 7:59:40 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB

Show him "Porco Rosso".

Or "Whisper of the Heart" and "The Cat Returns".  Or "Castle in the Sky".


We watched a trailer for The Cat Returns, but I couldn't tell if it had a real English dub. He wants to watch it very badly though. He's obsessed with talking dogs and cats.
 
2021-02-26 8:25:22 PM  
I wrote a Noh theater adaptation of Spirited Away for a Japanese theater class back in like 2003. Sounds like this will probably be way more interesting and I hope it gets a video release at some point.

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2021-02-26 8:29:30 PM  

Mr Tarantula: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB

Show him "Porco Rosso".

Or "Whisper of the Heart" and "The Cat Returns".  Or "Castle in the Sky".

We watched a trailer for The Cat Returns, but I couldn't tell if it had a real English dub. He wants to watch it very badly though. He's obsessed with talking dogs and cats.


Well, the DVD I have of it certainly seems to be a real English Dub.
 
2021-02-27 1:31:18 AM  
Has anyone here checked out the series Studio Ghibli has done that adapts the children's novel Ronja, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren (more famous for Pippi Longstocking, though this is aimed at an older audience)? It's included with Amazon Prime Video. The animation takes a bit of getting used to at first (3D CGI characters with a 2D look yet still moving in 3D, against wonderful backgrounds), but the story and characterization are absolutely wonderful. Voice cast includes Gillian Anderson. One season, 26 episodes, ½ hour each, adapts the entire novel so there'll be no more seasons.

Mr Tarantula, this is rated TV-Y7 so a bit older for your five-year-old, though if he's as advanced for his age as your description makes him seem, you and he should both like this a lot.
 
2021-02-27 4:24:20 PM  

Mr Tarantula: comic serif: Mr Tarantula: I recently showed my five year old My Neighbor Totoro and now he wants to watch everything. So far we've done Ponyo and Kiki's Delivery Service (which I'd never seen). Next is probably Arrietty, but I don't know what we will do after that. He said Howl and Spirited Away were too creepy after watching the trailers, so I might have to wait a year or two for those.

/CSB

Castle in the Sky, should work for kids that age. Maybe Porco Rosso and Castle of Cagliostro.

Thanks for the recommendations! The only other one I've seen (than those I listed above) is Princess Mononoke, and I don't think he's quite ready for that. We're actually watching Arrietty at this moment!


When I worked at Blockbuster and parents asked me for a good cartoon for their kids, I always recommended Grave of the Fireflies or Watership Down. It almost led to fights a few days later.
 
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