Steven Spielberg, one of the great minds of cinema, was recently asked about a recommendation in the world of animated films and his answer was blunt: “You have to hurry to see it as soon as possible!” What movie are we talking about… one of the greatest Studio Ghibli classics.
Despite the fact that most of the time it is Disney and Pixar that get the attention of the media and moviegoers in the world of animation, we have been able to see several studios in the competition: Dreamworks Animation with Sherk and The cat with bootsSony Pictures with spider-man and even Illumination with Super Mario Bros. but there is one more study that always surpriseshey that has a tradition as big as Disney: Studio Ghibli.
Spirited Away, Spielberg’s favorite
For years animation has influenced Steven Spielberg, who at the time declared himself a great Akira by Katsuhiro Otōmo. Therefore, his most recent recommendation for an animated film does not come as a surprise: Spirited Away either Spirited Awaand, as known in the United States under the distribution of Disney.
“I especially admire Miyazaki’s universe, his taste and his way of telling stories. Spirited Away is one of the best animated films ever made. It could be better than any Disney film I’ve ever seen. He was a real influence”
Despite the fact that Japanese animation, mainly the works of Miyazaki, have had great repercussions in pop culture, It was not until Spirited Away that the Japanese studio won the Grand Prize for cinema in the United States: Oscar for Best Animated Film. During the ceremony in 2003, the Studio Ghibli film outperformed Ice Age, Lilo and Stitch, Spirit and The treasure Planet.