Hayao Miyazaki – Part 2 of 3 – Children and the Ordinary Life

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Chihiro from Spirited Away

Last time, we looked at the idea behind how villains are portrayed as villains due to their misuse and abuse of natural resources, gods and the like. When making films, the characters will often be based on real people. Not a person in particular, but in general. This allows children who are of the same age as the protagonist relate and identify with them. In this blog post, we will look at Miyazaki’s relatable protagonists and how much they have in common with the viewer.

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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 1 of 3 – Ecologically Friendly

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San with Wolf from Princess Mononoke

With the news of Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement once again for yet another film, I felt inspired for the next three blog posts to talk about how Mister Miyazaki shares his views in his films, starting things off with the theme of Nature, ecology and his thoughts regarding the greed of humans and we treat the environment. We will look at different films and how much in common they are in respect to this topic.

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Wreck It Ralph – The Glitch in Us

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Vanellope from Wreck-It-Ralph

In a lot of people’s lives, not all, but many, there’s been a point where we wanted to fit in. Whether to a group of people, or a specific activity we considered admirable, even though we kept getting a slap in the face, or, we’re glitch-y (in someone else’s eyes). Wreck It Ralph is an important film. You do not need to play video games to enjoy this film and its crucial message. Go watch it. Spoilers ahead.

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