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My Neighbours the Yamadas, 1999.
Written and directed by Isao Takahata.
A series of episodes showing the ups and downs of everyday life for a family living in Tokyo.
My Neighbours the Yamadas was written and directed by Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli with his long-term colleague Hayao Miyazaki. It is a definite change in genre from the popular 1988 film that was his first with the studio, Grave of the Fireflies, a war drama. My Neighbours the Yamadas is a comedy focusing on the lives of a Japanese family who experience many adventures and misadventures. It was released between Studio Ghibli’s international successes Princess Mononoke (1997) and Spirited Away (2001).The film received an Excellence Award for animation at the 1999 Japan Media Arts Festival.
Stars: Havato Isobata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Touru Masuoka, Yukiji Asoka, James Belushi, Molly Shannon, Daryl Sabara, LIliana Mumy, Tress MacNeille | Written by Hisaichi Ishii | Directed by Isao Takahata
“The little victories of the quirky Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, are followed in this touching animation from Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) and Studio Ghibli, the next film from the Studio’s classic catalogue to arrive on blu-ray. The Yamadas navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues!”
- Baron Fornightly
Liliana, your stunning red hair has always made you stand out in the crowd — Today’s your day!
Liliana Mumy may be only 17 years old, but she’s been acting since the age of 5. You recognize her from Cheaper by the Dozen 1 and 2 and The Santa Clause 2 and 3, but here’s another fun fact for fans of That 70′s Show: She played young Donna in the show’s flashbacks! Isn’t she perfect for the part? Get all the details at Astrology.com!
Happy birthday, Liliana Mumy! Your Aries Sun lends you the confidence and eager spirit to take on a variety of film roles, big and small. Dad and fellow actor Bill Mumy (‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Babylon 5′) may have to tell you twice how to do things, as your fiery streak of independence can sometimes cross the line into rebellion. With big planetary shifts setting up an obstacle course, »
- Jennifer Murray
3 items from 2011
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