The story follows Ronja, a young girl whose father is the chief of a tribe of bandits. They live in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. In this story Ronja encounters mystical ...
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The story follows Ronja, a young girl whose father is the chief of a tribe of bandits. They live in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. In this story Ronja encounters mystical creatures as she explores and experiences life in the forest. Somewhere along the lines she makes friends with another young child much like herself. The title is based on the fantasy story Ronia the Robber's Daughter, written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.Written by
Interestingly this is not the first time a Miyazaki has been interested and involved in adapting a work by Astrid Lindgren. Gorô Miyazaki's father, Hayao Miyazaki had been interested in adapting "Pippi Longstocking" another one of Lindgren's works and started development in the late 1970s and personally met with Lindgeren but she ultimately refused Miyazaki's request. See more »
What would otherwise have been a beautiful animation series has been completely ruined by the miscasting of the lead voice in English. Ronja is supposed to be 11 years old - My daughter (8) has been constantly mocking the voice of Ronja as she says she sounds like a toddler. The voice is so gratingly irritating it has completely destroyed any enjoyment of the series there might otherwise have been.
I sympathise with the other comments of the music and voice dubbing in English which seems disjointed but all of this might have been forgiven as the animation, characters and creatures would be engaging in themselves.
I expect that the original in Japanese would not suffer from these drawbacks. So it is down to me and my children to study Japanese, or perhaps we could beg the production company to re-voice Ronja, then I might shell out the £25 for the DVD box set for a second time!
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