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In addition to the Disney ones I made here, I just made a couple Studio Ghibli wallpapers (I know it's not strictly Disney, but these movies are definitely on par with Disney so give me a break).
Also, I am selling these designs on my RedBubble here, so you can get them on shirts, notebooks, posters, stickers, pillows, and more!
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Hello lovely readers, and happy early Thanksgiving! I am going to try to get up a fun Thanksgiving recipe this week, so stay tuned for that. But first...
I am an aspiring photographer and photojournalist and I have officially gotten my photography portfolio off the ground. I started a photography Instagram a little whole ago (with lots of photos of Disney), and have now expanded to a Facebook, Twitter, online portfolio, and Redbubble!
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Thanks for your neverending support.
For today's post in our Studio Ghibli week, I'm going over some of the best quotes from Studio Ghibli movies! Without further ado, let's get started!
1."No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love." -Castle in the Sky
2. “You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it.” -Princess Mononoke
3. "I've loved you since the wind brought you to me." -The Wind Rises
4. “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes it’s not easy.” -Kiki’s Delivery Service
5. "Whenever someone creates something with all of their heart, then that creation is given a soul." -The Cat Returns
6. "This life, that is both our dormant and our treasure, was never meant to endure for eternity." -Tales from Earthsea
7. "The way you fell from the sky, I thought that maybe you were an angel or something." -Castle in the Sky
8. "A heart's a heavy burden." -Howl's Moving Castle
9. "My heart is stronger now that you're in it." -The Secret World of Arrietty
10. “They say that the best blaze burns brightest when circumstances are at their worst.”-Howl’s Moving Castle
11. “Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away!” -My Neighbor Totoro
12. "Airplanes are beautiful, cursed dreams, waiting for the sky to swallow them up." - The Wind Rises
13. “Life is suffering. It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep on living.” -Princess Mononoke
14. "It doesn't really matter what color your dress is. What matters is the heart inside." - Kiki's Delivery Service
15. “Once you’ve met someone you never really forget them.” -Spirited Away
16. "There’s no future for people who worship the future, and forget the past” -From Up On Poppy Hill
17. “Life, as they say, has its ups and downs. At times, the waves may taunt you, tossing you in their swells. But take heart. It’s hard to stick with it and make it on your own. But even a couple of losers can survive most things if they’re together.”
-My Neighbors the Yamadas
18. "Life is a wave on the sea. Would you force the sea to grow still to save one wave? To save yourself?" -Tales From Earthsea
19. "May all your bacon burn!" -Howls Moving Castle
20. "The rough stone is inside you. You have to find it, and polish it. It takes time and effort." -Whisper of the Heart
Thursday's post, as you have probably guessed would occur, is a ranking of all of the Studio Ghibli movies, from worst to best.
Standard disclaimer: this is all my opinion. If you have a differing opinion, let me know in the comments!
Without further ado, let's get started.
It's Wednesday! Today is the day for some education of one of Studio Ghibli's very best writers and directors: Hayao Miyazaki. I've created a helpful Meet the Mind infographic on the man himself. Check it out!
For our second day, I've put together a simple infographic on the relationship between Disney and Studio Ghibli. Check it out below:
I can't believe I haven't done this yet, so I'm making up for it now. Because Disney has a great contract and relationship with famed animation company Studio Ghibli, I'm doing a Studio Ghibli week!
I grew up with Studio Ghibli movies, most specifically Hayao Miyazaki movies, and they have had just as much of an effect on my childhood as Disney movies.
To start us off, check out this great album of Studio Ghibli soundtrack highlights to get you in the mood!
Hello my Disnerds!
Sorry about the delay, I have been writing for the Grady Games 2015 and I've been super busy!
Anyway, I realize that this entire blog is supposed to be about Disney, but recently I have been diving into the world of animated shorts (specifically other than Disney/Pixar's), and have found so many that I've fallen in love with, so I wanted to share them here. Many evoke the same cuteness or intrigue as the Pixar shorts we are so accustomed to. Check them out!
1. "Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou" by Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon of the Ringling College of Art and Design: This one reminds me powerfully of the Pixar short "Paperman", with it's adorable love story and gorgeous animation. Super quick and cute!
2. "The Alchemist's Letter" by
3. "L3.0" by the Isart Digital School: Starts off with a very futuristic and Wall-E quality about, and then tumbles down into a ginormous plot twist! Very cool to see 3D animation mixed with live-action shots, and I'm still not over the ending!
4. "The Reward" by The Animation Workshop: This eccentric and wordless short film's adventure brings to mind such movies as Up, The Emperor's New Groove, and even the rare Dreamworks hit Road to El Dorado. The animation is reminiscent of shows like Adventure Time, which, I must admit, is not my favorite type of animation, but it is still quite easy on the eyes. A wonderful and exciting nine minute film. Beware of some gore!
5. "Lego Adventure in the City" by Roger Wieland: Oh my goodness this is too cute! Made for the Lego China advertising campaign, this short revolves around a young boy and his legos. Furthermore, it's animated in stop motion, which must have been agonizing to film so color me impressed!
6. "The Saga of Biorn" by many animators that would take too long to list: Now I'm a sucker for anything Norse mythology-themed, and this one really hit the mark! The story of a Viking who longs to gain entrance to Valhalla, the Viking heaven, by dying gracefully in battle but just can't seem to find a worthy opponent. Very funny (the end is fantastic!) and nice animation.
7. "Deathigner" by students of the National Taiwan University of Arts: With a storyline reminiscent of a Pixar short (maybe some Tim Burton thrown in!) and animation to die for (pun definitely intended), "Deathigner" is an adorable triumph in short films. The mythological references and attention to detail are impressive, and the emotions will kill you (alright, I'll stop). So cute!
8. "La Dama y La Muerte (The Lady and the Reaper)" by Javier Recio Gracia: Another short film about death, "La Dama y La Muerte" is comical and almost bittersweet all packed into one. It plays with many familiar animated tropes while presenting the story of an old woman who is ready to die to be with her late husband. Little does she know, a meddling doctor won't let her go. The short film was nominated for an Academy Award (Best Animated Short Film) in 2009, and showcases eccentric 3D animation sure to please.
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Literature, Media, and Communications major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.