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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71 View Post
    Speaking of this studio. This month they have that new film "The Secret world of Arrietty". According to IMDb, it's 2010 (but just now coming out this Feb?).
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    is it just me or is this just a new version of the 80's cartoon (I guess from a children's novel from 1967) "The Little's"? I saw the preview and at first I thought "The Little's" were coming to the theaters.
    They are adapted from the same source material, yes. The Ghibli project has no relation to the former adaption, however. And it was released in 2010 in Japan. It is only just being released here. I've heard it's supposed to be good, but not as good as a true film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Which is a shame - since Miyazaki is only going to be around for so long, they need to find good fresh talent to direct their films.
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    In Japan, Ghibli is a DIFFERENT company and its not united with disney. I disagree with this idea, it JUST wont work
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    I feel that at this point. In 2012, Ghibili produces better Disney-esque films than Disney with a few exceptions (Tangled, TPATF). But would they fit in a Disney theme park? Absolutely. Just because it's not techincally 100% Disney does not mean that the characters are unfit for the environment. I bet a life-sized Totoro would be as popular, if not more popular than most other characters that roam the parks.


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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
    In Japan, Ghibli is a DIFFERENT company and its not united with disney. I disagree with this idea, it JUST wont work
    Very much aware, Prometheus, that the two are completely different companies with completely different core philosophies. However, the point still stands - if Disney could find a way to convince Ghibli to take part in a joint venture to build a park, with Disney footing the bill, and worked at all levels with the Ghibli team... Well, why couldn't it work?

    Not only are there crazy numbers out there (like 1/3 Japanese people having seen Spirited Away) that support this idea from a financial standpoint in terms of attendance, but Miyazaki can almost certainly preserve the messages of his films through a park in the same way that Walt immortalized his in the minds of the general public through Disneyland. Not to mention that the Miyazaki/better Ghibli films are worlds that are just dying to be put into a three-dimensional space.

    If you picture a third gate on par with DisneySea with all Ghibli property (no Disney to be seen), but with Disney getting the money for attendance, some of merchandise, and with it funneling more guests towards the already established two other parks, then I see no reason why this can't work.

    It would just have to not be Disney - allow the park to be a Ghibli show put on by the Imagineers with Lasseter (a confessed Miyazaki nut) and the Ghibli people at the head. It would be glorious.
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by DLFreak71 View Post
    Speaking of this studio. This month they have that new film "The Secret world of Arrietty". According to IMDb, it's 2010 (but just now coming out this Feb?).
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    is it just me or is this just a new version of the 80's cartoon (I guess from a children's novel from 1967) "The Little's"? I saw the preview and at first I thought "The Little's" were coming to the theaters.
    I'm pretty sure it's based on the children's book the Borrowers (similar to the Littles).

    I love Studio Ghibli; its even the basis of my screen name (via Wikipedia):
    "The name Ghibli is based on the Arabic name for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, which the Italians used for their Saharan scouting planes in the Second World War, the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the Japanese anime industry".[2]

    Although the Italian/Arabic word is pronounced with a hard ɡ, the Japanese pronunciation of the studio's name is with a soft g."
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Seems like they could maybe do an exhibit in the gallery or Art of Animation building. Ghibli Museum did have a Pixar exhibit at one point. I'm sure a Ghibli exhibit would attract American fans plus a lot of Japanese tourists, both group likely willing to spend a decent amount on souvenirs. Plus they could gauge the popularity without the investment into a more permanent attraction. Totoro is such a cute character that a lot of American kids own Totoro plush without even having seen the film.

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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    I would be fine with merchandise but I don't think the fanbase for Ghibli in the U.S. is strong enough to warrant attractions and characters. Look how they push Duffy in the U.S. with only average success.

    Besides Japanese characters in a land that's European-centric doesn't really work IMO.
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    I don't think giving Ghibli movies their own land in a Disney park is a bad idea, if they keep it just Ghibli themes and characters. Can't you just see what would happen though? Every Disney character would be Ghibli-fied to blend right in with the worlds!! *gag*
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by LangenFox View Post
    Studio Ghlibi Attractions? That's unlikely to happen, since Hayao Miyazaki doesn't really want his movie characters and universe to be used for ride/attractions in a Disney theme park.

    Yep, Ghibli Museum is the way to go.
    Exactly what I came in here to say. As far as I know, Miyazaki doesn't even like coming to the US to accept awards for his movies because of the various "wars" we have been in/currently in with the Middle East. As much as I'd like to gush about the possibility I truly don't see it happening ever. Sad.

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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by jawknee View Post
    Exactly what I came in here to say. As far as I know, Miyazaki doesn't even like coming to the US to accept awards for his movies because of the various "wars" we have been in/currently in with the Middle East. As much as I'd like to gush about the possibility I truly don't see it happening ever. Sad.
    OK may I try to refocus this thread? In response to this quote, I am not happy that USA is at war either, and I think that Miyazaki is clearly distinguishing himself as a great example to support peace through his message and his actions.
    Though it has been stated in a previous post that Miyazaki does not want to have his movies as a Disney ride, it is clear that Studio Ghibli people have established a relationship with Disney in the way of distibution, and it is also clear that John Lasseter loves it. I think it is also implied that there has been a discussion regarding the question or why would Miyazaki have stated that he does not want a ride....?

    OK so now back to my refocus because I do not really want to know if it is likely to happen, I want to know what Studio Ghibli movie ride you would want to see. If not within Fantasyland, where would you want it and to what scale (3rd gate, seperate land, exhibit, annual event)?

    I agree that it is kind of "Gag" to think of mickey mouse Totoros or vice versa and Daisy Duck, Goofy or Minnie dust sprites. But then again that would be kind of cute.

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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Well Disney doesnt 'own' Studio Ghibli like it owns Marvel entertainment

    As far as I'm aware it only owns the rights to distribute the Films internationaly and to translate them.

    So they'd have to pay for the use of the characters from the way I see it.

    But as to what I'd like to see as an attraction, probably a hotel based on the bathhouse from Spirited Away.
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

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    But as to what I'd like to see as an attraction, probably a hotel based on the bathhouse from Spirited Away.
    Yes! Thats what I'm talking about! Yeah.

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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    No, look, here's the point that's missing here.

    Q: Does Miyazaki most likely want his characters and properties under a foreign company in the US?
    A: No.

    Q: Would the Ghibli company be opposed to a Disney-fied park 'featuring' Ghibli characters - with Disney ones?
    A: Yes, they probably would have issues with that.

    Q: Does Disney have the capacity to create, in three dimensions, some of the most jaw-dropping imagery in animation - that of Ghibli films?
    A: Yes.

    The question is, then: Would Ghibli (and Miyazaki) be opposed to a joint venture with the Walt Disney Imagineers to create a fully-Ghibli park? Not a Disney-Ghibli park. A Ghibli-based park, without a touch of Disney - but owned largely by Disney and built by a combination of the magic-working Imagineers and talent of the Ghibli studio - would be a ridiculously huge success on the Japanese islands themselves. Not anywhere else.

    A Ghibli park.
    Built by Imagineers.
    In Japan.
    Operated by Disney.
    Profits other than licensing to Disney.

    This is the kind of large-scale project we should be thinking about, not throwing characters that don't belong into parks they don't belong in.

    The main issue would be convincing Miyazaki that it would be worthwhile, which I firmly believe it would be. Nothing can have quite the same impact on a child as a theme park - and Miyazaki's message of anti-warfare, environmentalism, and the power of the imagination could reach the audience of Japan as never before.
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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0ranos View Post
    No, look, here's the point that's missing here. The question is, then: Would Ghibli (and Miyazaki) be opposed to a joint venture with the Walt Disney Imagineers to create a fully-Ghibli park? Not a Disney-Ghibli park. A Ghibli-based park, without a touch of Disney - but owned largely by Disney and built by a combination of the magic-working Imagineers and talent of the Ghibli studio - would be a ridiculously huge success on the Japanese islands themselves. Not anywhere else.A Ghibli park.Built by Imagineers. In Japan. Operated by Disney. Profits other than licensing to Disney. This is the kind of large-scale project we should be thinking about, not throwing characters that don't belong into parks they don't belong in.
    I've heard rumblings before, some time ago, that there were some blue-sky concepts for the third gate in Tokyo Disney Resort to be called DisneySkies. One of the concepts for this park was apparently a land based on Laputa (Castle in the Sky) including a rather intriguing idea of a land 'in the clouds' basically achieved by a "floor" of artificially created fog. This, along with a dark ride / roller coaster style attraction through Howl's Moving Castle (imagine the amazing stuff you could do with the door that closes and reopens to different places) would be a smash hit in Japan.People in the US don't understand what makes the Ghibli films so special and that's actually part of what DOES make them special. In Japan, it's definitely mainstream enough to warrant a full theme park, and I could see that market supporting a full Disney-built Ghibli park without it taking away from the special quality of the Ghibli Museum. It would be a totally different animal. Will it happen? I just can't see them doing it... the brash commercialization which is necessary in operating a resort like Tokyo Disney Resort is polar opposite to the values and unique branding of the Ghibli works. I'd love more then anyone else for it to happen, but I'm not sure I'll ever live to see it.

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    Re: Studio Ghibli movies are perfect for Fantasy Land!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch626626 View Post
    I have no idea what Studio Ghibbli is, and I don't know anyone who does. It may be popular in Japan, but there isn't a mainstream American audience who can easily recognize whatever they produce. It's that way with most Japanese cartoons.
    Do yourself a favor and look into them. Miyazki is more or less the Walt Disney of Japanese animation, I highly suggest Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away... but really you can't go wrong w/ any of his films.

    Edit: I hope bumping old stuff isn't too frowned upon, I missed a lot in my 2 month sabbatacal lol
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