Spirited Away: Why Miyazaki Decided to Turn Chihiro’s Parents into Pigs

After years of fans asking why Chihiro’s parents were turned into pigs, Studio Ghibli finally responded, along with more insight into the story’s meaning revealed here.

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How ‘Castle in the Sky’s’ Sheeta Subverts the Classic Disney Princess

This article discusses how Miyazaki subverts the classic Disney princess through Sheeta of Castle in the Sky.

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Understanding Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

This article will address the context behind the plot, characters, and meaning of Howl’s Moving Castle, to better understand one of Miyazaki’s most significant works.

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Fantasy and Historical Commentary in ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’

Kiki’s Delivery Service is more than a fun, family film about a witch on an adventure to find her footing in the world, but surprisingly a light commentary about the history of modernism and its impact. Find out exactly how here.

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Ghibli Animator Reveals the Mystery Food Chihiro’s Parents Eat in ‘Spirited Away’

19-years later, and one of Spirited Away’s animators has finally revealed the mystery food Chihiro’s father ate.

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Studio Ghibli Aesthetic: Unparalleled Female Protagonist & Man vs. Nature

Discussing the two elements that most define the Studio Ghibli aesthetic: strong female-leads and the dichotomy between man vs. nature.

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