A young Italian boy named Marco is devastated when his mother must leave home to work in Argentina to pay off the family debt. She sends the family letters, but soon the messages stop ... See full summary »
An (almost) live action documentary movie, this independent movie was produced by Nibariki (Miyazaki's personal office), with the royalty revenue from Nausicaä. At first, it was supposed to... See full summary »
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Ken is a young boy who was raised by wolves in a jungle in the Himalayan Mountains. One day a meteor hits the jungle, causing a drastic change. This eventually leads to famine and a need ... See full summary »
Beginner Goshu is practicing to improve as a cellist, but is scolded by his tutor who finds him flat and out of rhythm. Arriving home and determined to practice more he is visited by four animals who, in turn, work and practice with him to improve his ability. Each of these animals acts as a spirit guide to Goshu and motivate and cajole him in different ways. The artwork and music lend themselves to the music and the progressive improvement in the young cellist.Written by
A sweet and simple episodic tale of a boy who discovers musical inspiration through nature. Pretty soon, we, too, begin to hear the cuckoo bird's underrated song and begin to see the animal-shaped clouds & trees in the background as the film progresses. Regardless of who its audience is, Gauche the Cellist offers some valuable lessons in perspective. Pre-Ghibli Takahata forming his prime.
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