The studio was founded after the success of the 1984 filmNausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed byMiyazaki for Top craft and distributed by Tōei. The origins of thefilm lie in the first two volumes of a serialized manga written byMiyazaki for publication in Animage as a way of generatinginterest in an anime version. Suzuki was part of the productionteam on the film and founded Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki, whoalso invited Takahata to join the new studio.The studio has mainly produced films by Miyazaki, with thesecond most prolific director being Takahata (most notably withGrave of the Fireflies). Other directors who have worked withStudio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita andGorō Miyazaki. Composer Joe Hisaishi has provided thesoundtrack for all of Miyazakis Studio Ghibli films.Many of Ghiblis works are distributed in Japan by Toho.Internationally, The Walt Disney Company has rights to all ofGhiblis output that did not have previous internationaldistribution, including the global, non-Japan distribution rights toPrincess Mononoke and Spirited Away. citation needed] As ofSeptember 7, they currently share North American theatricalrights with GKids while domestic right remain with Disney.
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), commonly referred to asDisney, is an American multinational diversified mass media companyheadquartered in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, UnitedStates. It is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms ofrevenue. Founded on October 16, 1923, by Walt and Roy Disney as theDisney Brothers Cartoon Studio, Walt Disney Productions establisheditself as a leader in the American animation industry beforediversifying into live-action film production, television, and travel.Taking on its current name in 1986, The Walt Disney Companyexpanded its existing operations and also started divisions focusedupon theatre, radio, music, publishing, and online media. In addition, ithas created new divisions of the company in order to market moremature content than it typically associates with its flagship family-oriented brands.
A lion prince, Simba, is born in Africa and the animals of the Pride Lands pay tribute.Later Simba is told by his father, King Mufasa, that when Mufasa dies, Simba willbecome King of the Pride Lands. Simbas Uncle Scar would have been king afterMusafa had Mufasa not had a child. Fuelled by rage, Scar plots to kill Mufasa andSimba so he is able to take over the throne. He uses the hyenas to cause a stampedethrough the canyon where Mufasa and Simba are, and personally ensures Mufasa fallsto his death. Simba survives so Scar implies that the stampede was Simbas fault andthat the pride will blame him. Simba flees the Pride Lands meaning never to returnhome. Simba is found, collapsed with exhaustion, by Timone the Meerkat, andPummba the Warthog, and the trio become fast friends. Simba stays with them wellinto adulthood until his childhood friend, Nala, hunting beyond the Pride Lands thatherds had deserted under Scars mismanagement stumbles upon Simbas new home.Astonished to find him alive, she begs him to return to the Pride Lands, where Scarhas reigned as King for years, and ruined everything. All of the animals will starve ifSimba does not return. Simba eventually agrees to fight for his kingdom. Simbabattles Scar, and learns his fathers death was Scars fault, not his own. Simba prevailsand, in time, has his own son, mirroring "The Circle of Life.
The story begins as Chihiro and her parents take a wrong turn down a dirt path whiletraveling to their new home in the country side. They discover a tunnel at the bottomof the path which leads them into an old abandoned theme park. While Chihiro andher parents explore the place they come across a place full of restraunts filled with alldifferent kinds of delicious foods. Chihiros parents then start helping themselves tosome food. As Chihiro leaves her parents and starts exploring the place herself shecomes upon a bridge only to be found by a boy named Haku. The boy then tellsChihiro that she must leave before nightfall. She then runs off to find her parents onlyto find them as pigs. Chihiro gets scared and runs off to the river only to find it full ofwater. She then runs off and hides, Haku then comes looking for Chihiro promisingher that he will help her save her parents but the only way was for Chihiro to get a jobin the bathhouse for the Gods and spirits of Japan.
This film was directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki, this film straight from the beginning had an imaginative feeling to it. Thedirector had made previous similar films which were Nausicaa, Laputa and many more. The main character of this film wasChiriro who was a 10 year old child, where the audience was aimed for young ones but acceded all the way to all age groups. TheSpirited away was very similar the Disney film Lion King, the reason I say this is because they both get into a lot of troublewhere they see their parents get hurt and that they need to put things right. This film was more dangerous than the Lion |Kingbecause the Spirited away contains a world of magic and gods where in Disney films they only make the bady be evil a little bitand this is because they make everyone feel sympathy to them where in the Studio ghibli the audience wants something bad tohappen to the gods and witches. When chihiro finally gets the job of Yubaba she is sent to the owner of the store which is a witch.She makes the little girl sign a contract where if she fails to do any work they will eat her parents, also her named changed to Sin.This is comparable with the Lion King because Simba has to get his pride back and he gets put in to challenges which he mustface and he has to find his uncle Scar and beat him. The Spirited away is very different from Disney because from the beginningto the end its all adventure and mystery this means that the film is unpredictable where in Disney films everyone can predict andexpect the same thing to happen all the time. The film has a different feel to it than the Disney films because in Disney usesmodern structures in their films where the other one uses and feels like a traditional Japanese film, this is because they make thecharacters look Japanese with their eyes. Also the film uses Japanese animators which helps as they look more Asian. Anotherway is that they use Japanese music and graphics, with mystery songs when gods walk in or when the entertainment gets moreinteresting.Overall in my opinion I think that the Disney is a better choice because it contains more ranges of films, Disney land Paris, whereStudio ghibli only has a website people can look at. Most people will enjoy Disney films more because they grew up watchingthese films where most people don’t even know about the Spirited away.