Tag Archives: Hayao Miyazaki

Castle in the Sky


I have another Hayao Miyazaki movie for you. Yes that should be enough for you to run out and get this movie, but if not I’ll prattle on. This is a great movie, beautifully animated, a fun excited story with chases and mystery, and fun Miyazaki steampunk going on.
If that’s not enough o tempt you, Cloris Leachman does the voice of the airship pirate captain, and of course she fabulous. There is also the voice talents of James Van Der Beek, Mandy Patinkin, Andy Dick, Mark Hamill, and Anna Paquin.
This is a fun movie for the whole family and one I enjoy enough to own.

Foreign Film Friday- Howl’s Moving Castle


Howl’s Moving Castle

I love everything I have seen by Hayao Miyazaki he is an amazing direction, animator, and writer. Howl’s Movie Castle is an adaptation of the book by Dianna Wynne Jones, which is a wonderful book and is the first in the series. If you haven’t read them you should, they are lovely rich stories.

The movie is different from the book, but no less amazing. Think of it as fan fiction and you’ll be fine 🙂 The artistry of the anime makes this movie with watching, the story will make you fall in love. I watch this movie, along with the other Miyazaki’s I own, several times a year. The voice talents of Christian Bale, Minnie Driver, Lauren Bacall, Blythe Danner, and Billy Crystal bring extra enjoyment to this movie.
A great movie for the whole family!