Why do I love Hayao Miyazaki movies? These Anime films from Studio Ghibli (the studio Miyazaki co-founded) are loaded with beautiful animation, and an attention to detail that feels like a painting come to life.
The settings for the stories are a place that is almost like ours, familiar yet foreign, a colorful Steampunk world. The fabulous and creative story telling draws you in. These are not the standard “princess in distress” or “smart mouth creature” type animated films. The characters have depth, and the stories are original… or are a new look at an old tale.
Originally done in Japanese, these are all dubbed in English with some famously familiar voices (so you don’t have to worry about not understanding, or having to read the screen).
With a few exceptions, these movies are good for all ages to enjoy.
Pop some popcorn, and settle in for an animated film (or ten) that will keep you and your family enthralled.