July 25, 2013 at 6:30 am #545413
The poll section of the forums has been absolutely dead. Maybe Totoro will wake everyone up?July 26, 2013 at 8:04 am #545415
I really want to vote for this, but damn, that’s like choosing your favorite child or your favorite parent. It’s too hard.July 27, 2013 at 2:50 am #545416
Princess Mononke is the best animated film I’ve ever seen.July 27, 2013 at 4:09 am #545417
I went into Princess Mononoke not knowing what to expect. I had enjoyed Spirited Away and seen it in the movie theater. But Mononoke utterly blew me away, right from the beginning, with the “gods and demons” narration that set the film within a mythic time period of Japanese history and epic music by Joe Hisaishi. I think Miyazaki is at the top of his game creatively, giving us the Kodama, the Forest Spirit, the boar god, and the fascinating Lady Eboshi. I’ve never seen another animated film that felt so epic in scope of its storytelling, when the lead character has to leave his home once he’s been tainted and sees Japan become modernized over the course of the film, very compelling.August 22, 2013 at 1:56 am #545419
I really want to vote for this, but damn, that’s like choosing your favorite child or your favorite parent. It’s too hard.
Favorite comment… and so very true! Gosh, I greatly admire all these works; each is an artistic and visionary masterpiece in its own right. But if it really came down to picking just one, I suppose I’d have to go with my heart and say Ponyo.August 22, 2013 at 5:28 am #545420
It’s hard to pick, because every movie has something going for it. The style is amazing, the character design, art direction, score and the animation simply masterful.
I picked Totoro, because… I don’t know, it’s such a sweet and wonderful story, with a dramatic moment, but without any violence.
(it’s not I hate violence in other Ghimbli movies-it’s a part of many stories)