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Ghibli v Pixar

Rank : 896
Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 16 19:46 -
I just got around to seeing Spirited Away and what can I say...Ghibli animations knock seven shades of shit out of Pixar's stuff

imho they (Pixar) just overload the films with in-jokes and references and ultimately the computer animation is mainly soulless

Anyway 3 cheers for Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Ponyo
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Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 16 20:01 -
Ghibli obviously; I stopped caring about Pixar after I became the jaded soul I am today, but Ghinli will always be awesome for

"Whisper of the Heart" is probably the greatest coming of age story ever told. It's honest, relateable, has vibrant, lively, animation, and an awesome cast of characters
Rank : 139
Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 17 3:44 -
Being a huge Pixar fan though never being a big a fan of anime, naturally I have to go with Pixar. While I do agree that much CGI is soulless and artificial, Pixar seems to break free of this mould, pouring much heart into their films which have a had a huge impact on me during my childhood right through to this day.

Although I don't see the point of comparing the two. It seems very much like an apples and oranges comparison.
Rank : 896
Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Jun 17 18:52 -
Pixar is to films like Mac Donalds is to cuisine - enjoyable safe bland

funnily my young daughter (who I watch a LOT of films with) does not even count Pixar as animation whereas old movies she instantly sees they are hand made - even at 6 she understands its all programmed with Pixar...thats not to say computer animation is bad its just hard to get excited about it

some good cgi films

Despicable Me
Monsters v Aliens
Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within --- technically groundbreaking just a shame it was not really FF
Rank : 10176
Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Jun 30 0:46 -
Ghibli for the art! I remember getting fansubs waaaaaaaay back in the day before DVD was invented and the only anime showing at the time was Dragonball and Sailor Moon. It's easier to get ahold of anime with companies licensing it in the US, specifically Disney and Ghibli in this case.

Pixar does get a nod for mastering the new format though.

Rank : 664
Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 5 1:21 -
Thing is Pixar aims at making high-grossing movies more than anything, so what happens in every storyline is relatively expectable once you're used to it.
As said above, Ghibli is more about art. The sceneries are marvelous and the characters are more original. That's why I like it better.
Rank : 710
Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 8 4:31 -
I've just started really getting into Ghibli so I'm still preferential to Pixar. But, from what I've seen of Ghibli so far (outside of Howl's Moving Castle) those rankings could change.
Rank : 571
Posted : 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 8 23:18 -
Ghibli covers more ideological and emotional ground in their features, so them. You'd be hard pressed to find another realistic and multi-layered character than the likes of Taeko in any other animated film.