Moana – Leave the Reef

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Voyaging to the Heart of Te Fiti

This week, I had the opportunity to watch Moana, another masterpiece by Disney Studios, depicting an adventure of Moana, a girl constrained both to stay in her island, as well as her inner-calling to be a voyager. It’s a beautiful story I’d strongly advise you to go see. As you know with my blog, I discuss spoilers. You’ve been warned.

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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 3 of 3 – Female and Relatable Protagonists

Yubaba and Chihiro from Spirited Away - miyazaki

Yubaba and Chihiro from Spirited Away

There is no doubt Studio Ghibli gains popularity from the beautiful artwork which there is in every film they release. However, another asset Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki incorporate in their films is the feminine character. Often times the protagonist, and others the antagonist. But there is a clear creative decision for the lack of male protagonists, that is often seen with the likes of DreamWorks or Disney Pixar, or the majority of Hollywood films.

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