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For whatever reason, Disney seems to prefer more traditional distribution methods. Going to Disney's Studio Ghibli page, I could not find any information on purchasing these in any digital format. All of the links they had were to purchase physical DVDs or Blu-rays. If they were selling it in a digital format officially, I imagine they would have included ...


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For one thing, the image of Totoro is part of Studio Ghibli's (one of the most famous and critically acclaimed animation studios) logo: The second thing is that the movie appeals highly to both children and adults. In a paper by Rieko Okuhara titled "Walking Along With Nature: A Psychological Interpretation of My Neighbor Totoro", she starts with: Why ...


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We don't actually know if Nausicaa wears underwear, but no, I do not believe we're staring at her naked bottom throughout the entire movie. In the manga covers, you can see pretty clearly that she's wearing white pants under her skirt: Not only is the manga the original work that the movie was based on, it was written and drawn by Hayao Miyazaki himself. (...


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Sora Iro no Tane was a TV spot made for Nippon TV in 1993 to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The creature is called "Nandarou" (lit. What is it?) and designed by Hayao Miyazaki himself.


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I watched it for the first time a few days ago and it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be wearing anything. It's rather clear that she's wearing either pants or leggings. As Torisuda says above, the colors just don't match, especially during night scenes, and there are obvious places where the fabric bunches up and shows creases.


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Especially if you are focusing on the movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki, the reason the soundtracks sound similar is going to be because most of them were composed by the same person - Joe Hisaishi. Joe has a distinctive musical style, just like many composers do (for example, John Williams or Hans Zimmer are Western equivalents), and you can definitely hear ...


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I have discovered that its the 'Japanese arm of studio Ghibli' that is withholding the digit oral distribution rights and bans any company or studio from selling or renting the Ghibli films in digital format. But what they gain by doing that is a still anyone's guess. :-/ Truthfully no one knows why they won't release the films digitally. I've had no luck ...


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If you live in Italy, since the 8 November plenty of Studio Ghibli features are available on Infinity, the new streaming service from Mr. Berlusconi's Mediaset: http://www.infinitytv.it/ As I live in the UK, I cannot subscribe that service, but apparently they may even allow you to download the features on mobile devices. The Infinity TV blog dedicated a ...


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