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Old 01-06-2005, 07:27 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Disney Vs Studio Ghibli

I have seen a Studio Ghibli trailer (Madman) which says that "Studio Ghibli is the Disney of the East". Well if you look at it, I would say that they are right. Studio Ghibli - like Disney - has releases many classic animations for the Japanese audience. And now with the popularity of Anime in the Western World, Studio Ghibli is now starting to find a world wide base. And after wining an Oscar for Spirited Away, Disney would be aware of it more than just a blip on the Radar.

Without trying to be bias towards Studio Ghibli, who do you think has a better product going for them? Disney or Studio Ghibli?

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Old 01-06-2005, 08:10 AM   #2   [permalink]
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Disney: A household name with it's global empire of movies, TV shows, music and merchandise.

Ghibli: With it's limited number of movies is not exactly dominating the Japanese market and barely registers outside of the anime viewing public.

No contest.
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Old 01-06-2005, 08:52 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Everytime I see the name "Ghibli" I think about Resident Evil.

"You were about to become a gibble sandwich!"

Fantasia wins over any animated movie ever though, so it's gotta be Disney.
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Popularity-wise: As the Veep says, it would be Disney.

Product-wise: In my completely unbiased view, Ghibli just has better product overall. They also get points for not having Phil Collins on their payroll.
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Disney buys rites for gibli film in america....Disney....
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Originally Posted by Squall Leonhart
Disney buys rites for gibli film in america....Disney....
As in.... last rites?

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If we're talking at the moment, I would certainly say Ghibli as Disney really hasn't released a movie worth watching within the past 10 or so years.

However if we're talking overall output, Disney's early catalogue is practically untouchable compared to any animation studio. I love Ghibli's films but Pinochio, Bambi, and Fantasia are better than anything Miyazaki's put out and I'm saying this as someone who has a deep admiration for the man.
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:42 PM   #8   [permalink]
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Disney is still the animation king.However Ghibli is leading the Anime revolution.With yet another Tarzan movie on the way,it seems they can't do anything original at all.Also by now they surely realized that anime isn't just the craze of the month so they'll have to work hard to keep their crown.
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Well,

what's the criteria?

In terms of animation quality, it's no contest. In the past 10 years I think that Spirited Away was one example of something by Ghibili that was better than anything from Disney in the past 10 years.

The Disney in the past was smaller and more focused. Pinochio, Bambi, Fantasia and Snow White were from that company. Now it's ABCDE (ABC TV, Disney, ESPN) and the focus on making the best animation comes secondary to profits from the media empire.

Since I don't live in the past, I have to say Ghibili is the best now.

In other media empire terms, Disney must win. But that's like comparing McDonalds to an independent restaurant interested in quality over quanitiy. I stopped eating at McDonalds years ago. I seek out the smaller, more interesting restaurants now. And, usually the food ends up being much better for you in addition to tasting better.
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Disney has a huge market in Japan also, so Disney.
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Originally Posted by Hiigaran
Everytime I see the name "Ghibli" I think about Resident Evil.

"You were about to become a gibble sandwich!"

Fantasia wins over any animated movie ever though, so it's gotta be Disney.
I thought he said "Jill sandwich".

And Currently, Ghibli is producing the best animation, but Disney is the best overall, they just haven't really created any memorable animation since around the early nineties that they've done themselves. There have been a few things by Disney with Pixar, and a few of their puppet company things (MGM etc) have been releasing decent movies, but nothing good has come out in the past few years with Disney attached to it and no other names, so I'll have to say Ghibli.
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Originally Posted by ADdispatcher
I thought he said "Jill sandwich".

There have been a few things by Disney with Pixar
Yes, there was a strategic partnership, but that just blew up a couple months ago. I think in the past 5 years, Pixar was making better stuff than Disney could on their own, so it will be interesting to see how they do without Disney's support. I think it was a mistake by Disney to let the relationship go bad.
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Originally Posted by iwakura
Yes, there was a strategic partnership, but that just blew up a couple months ago. I think in the past 5 years, Pixar was making better stuff than Disney could on their own, so it will be interesting to see how they do without Disney's support. I think it was a mistake by Disney to let the relationship go bad.
Well, the closest analogy I can think of is that Disney is like Microsoft in scope and scale ...
neither firm produces top notch quality in their products, but both set the standards by which other companies compete by ... within that context, I would have to agree with the sentiment that on a film for film basis within the last 10 years, Studio Ghibli has produced higher quality productions in regards to plot sophistication and general visual storytelling.

... and of course, with corporations of this size, one of the basic strategies is simply to BUY the best talent as it emerges thereby bolstering home base, while watering down the competition.

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