Lost in Translation: Hayao Miyazaki’s Films through ...

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Lost in Translation: Hayao Miyazaki’s Films through the Disney Machine

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Smith, Sarah
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Department of English; Dr. Susan Aronstein
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Laramie,Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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Research to be addressed involves Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki and four films produced by his company, Studio Ghibli. These films are “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” “Princess Mononoke,” “Spirited Away,” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” His films feature strong female characters that face incredible odds to restore right in their worlds. These films are based upon Japanese history and traditions, environmental concerns, and the destruction of humanity. These films are very popular in Japan and the Walt Disney Company decided to purchase the rights to the films and release them in America. Their success grew slowly and although Miyazaki is not a household name, he is gradually becoming very well known. While Disney’s distribution of these films allows more people to access them, there is something missing from our Western interpretations of the films. America is a country that is largely based on Disney’s fairy tales and we have become accustomed to certain plot devices and characters. Miyazaki’s films reject these standards. This paper will attempt to analyze the cultural aspects of Miyazaki’s films and what American audiences lose when they interpret it through Disney expectations.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Miyazaki, Hayao, 1941-. Spirited Away; Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm)

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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