Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Ghibli. Studio Ghibli is the animation studio that was created by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. For more information, visit the following website.
Kohaku River. Haku is actually the spirit of the Kohaku River. After his river was filled in and apartments were built in its place, Haku forgot who he was and wandered into the trap of Yubaba, living his life in servitude until Chihiro remembered his name.
Anna Paquin. Anna Paquin from "X-Men" voiced Sheeta as well as James Ray Steam from Otomo's "Steamboy".
Gillian Anderson voiced Moro and Claire Danes voiced Mononoke both from "Princess Mononoke". Kirsten Dunst voiced Kiki from "Kiki's Delivery Service".
|Who voiced the evil Col. Muska from "Castle in the Sky"?||Hayao Miyazaki
Mark Hamill. After making the "Star Wars" movies, Mark Hamill's career went downhill. However, he made a comeback by becoming a voice actor for cartoons and voiced several wonderful characters such as Col. Muska and even the Joker from "Batman: The Animated Series".
James Van Der Beek voiced Pazu, who is also from "Castle in the Sky", Billy Crudup voiced Ashitaka from "Princess Mononoke" and Matthew Lawrence voiced Tombo from "Kiki's Delivery Service".
|What are the words to the ancient Lauptian spell as spoken in "Castle in the Sky"?||Hayao Miyazaki
Leetay latuparita ulus arialos balu netoreel. These magic words were taught to Sheeta by her grandmother. They translate from the ancient language of the Laputians as "save me and revive the eternal light". When cast, this spell reveals the location of the lost city, Laputa.
|The name of this movie was "Laputa" in Japan. What was new name for the overseas release?||Hayao Miyazaki
Castle in the Sky. In the story of "Castle in the Sky" we follow the journey of a boy named Pazu who dreams of finding the lost city of Laputa. He joins with a girl named Sheeta who turns out to be a Laputian Princess.
|The world is post-apocalyptic. I fight against those who would stop the world from rejuvenating. I am a friend of the bugs. Who am I?||Hayao Miyazaki
Nausicaš. "Nausicaš and the Valley of the Wind" tells the tale of a world destroyed by polution. Those who survived the catastrophe try to live while defending themselves against giant teretorial insects and clouds of poison mist.
Jiji is Kiki's cat from "Kiki's Delivery Service", Lady Eboshi is the leader of an all woman work force in "Princess Mononoke" and Dola is the captain of the Dola Pirates in "Castle in the Sky" also known as "Laputa".
Porco Rosso. In "Porco Rosso" an ace pilot named Marco Rossolinni has his face transformed into that of a pig. Even with his new features, he continues to fly his plane, fighting seaplane pirates for bounty.
|I am a Princess of Humans who was raised by a God of the Forest. Who am I?||Hayao Miyazaki
Mononoke. "Princess Mononoke" is one of Miyazaki's more adult oriented movies, since it contains some gore and violence. It still shows his beautiful art style and excellent story telling as it follows the adventure of a boy warrior named Ashitaka as he encounters the mysterious Princess Mononoke.
Chihiro and Sen are from "Spirited Away" and Sheeta is from "Castle in the Sky" also known as "Laputa".
|This is the story of a young witch learning magic in the big city. Which movie is this?||Hayao Miyazaki
Kiki's Delivery Service. In the story of "Kiki's Delivery Service", Kiki is a witch in training who must go to a city of her choice and live on her own for one year. She lives in a bakery and operates a delivery service since the only witch craft she is good at is broom flying.
The Kohaku river spirit. Haku had forgotten his real name but Chihiro reminds him at the end of the movie that he really is the Kohaku River Spirit. Although Haku doesn't leave the bath house, he is greatful to Chihiro for reminding him of his name. Now that both Chihiro and Haku know their real names they are able to leave anytime they want, just as long as they don't forget.
TenkŻ no shiro Rapyuta. "TenkŻ no shiro Rapyuta" means "Castle in the Sky" and was the original Japanese title for the movie. "Castle in the Sky" is about a young boy and girl with a magical crystal. They must fight off pirates in search of a hidden floating castle.
Billy Crystal. Billy Crystal is the voice of Calcifer, the flame that keeps Howl alive. Calcifer is a very important character and Crystal brings that out with his witty one liners, as the heart of Howl. Crystal's distinct voice cannot be mistaken when he takes on this role as the fire headed complainer.
He is Howl's assistant.. Markl is a boy who works for Howl and helps him. He is no more then six years old but is beginning to practice his magic skills, and is becoming rather good at it. Howl looks after Markl as a friend and almost as a son. This happy-go-lucky child always has a smile on his face.
Tonari no Totoro. Satsuki is the main character of Tonari no Totoro. When her father moves them to an old rural Japanese house, Satsuki must learn to live in her new surroundings - even if that means befriending those who she might not have before. Things get worse before they get better, when her mother becomes ill.
San. San is Princess Mononoke and she lives and has been raised by wolves. They live together in the forest with other packs of animals, such as the Boars.
No Face, Haku, Boh. When Chihiro arrives at the bath house, she meets No Face, who is horrible monster that eats everyone until he is extremely obese. He does not try to eat Chihiro, instead he offers her a great deal of gold. Boh is the baby of the Bath House owner Yubaba; he is humungous and very stupid. When Yubaba's twin sister arrives, she turns Boh into a mouse. Chihiro takes Boh because his mother doesn't recognise him. Haku is a young boy who has forgetton his name, little does he know that he is a sacred river spirit. Haku is the first to befriend Chihiro in an attempt to save her life.
Ponyo on the Cliff. "Ponyo on the Cliff" is an adventure about a boy and his royal fish. The fish desperatley wishes to be human, to fulfill her goals, and in doing so befriends a five year old boy. The five year old boy is based on Hayoa's son when he was five.
Princess Mononoke. On a journey to find a way to rid his body of an incurable disease, Ashitaka must head to the east. When he arrives he finds himself in the middle of a battle between giant forest animals and an iron mining town. The Leader of this town is trying to kill the forest spirit but the animals must stop her because the death of the spirit will mean destruction for all. Ashitaka and Princess Mononoke must find a way to save the forest spirit from being killed.
Howl's Moving Castle. Sofi, a girl who has a curse placed upon her, meets a Scarecrow who isn't all that he seems in "Howl's Moving Castle". As Sofi tries to live with her curse she learns that some people have lives harder than she does. Markl, Calcifer, Howl and Sofi share many experiences as they try to keep their beloved castle form falling apart.