This is the most amazing thing ever! I’ve only seen Howls Moving Castle, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle In The Sky, and Ponyo, and I am starting a movie collection. These movies are the most inspirational and creative movies to me and I love them, along with Land Before Time, these movies are my childhood and teen years that created me!
As a kid, I remember watching reruns of Mighty Mouse on TV with my dad. It was a fun little show, but what made it really special was knowing that he enjoyed it when he was growing up, and that he was sharing his memories and at the same time he was making new ones with me.
Likewise, it’s been a couple decades since Japanese animation gained a steady foothold internationally, and we’re starting to see overseas fans of the medium having kids of their own. But how to pass on that anime passion to your kids? You could go the direct route and administer a severe beating each and every time they ask to watch say, Disney’s forgettable 2000 CG film Dinosaur instead of something with more artistic merit, like Hayao Miyazaki’s Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
Or, like one couple, you could go with the gentler option…
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