:lol: I think I kind of agree with Scamander
, but I do love the Disney films, promise.DisneyJedi
: The Ghibli films may feel more profound because they are not made to necessarily appeal to kids. Most of the WDAS films were made to be family-friendly, and as result the film-makers were limited as to the maturity and breadth of emotions and story ideas they could portray. I'm pretty sure there's tremendous talent at WDAS, and I think there's mutual respect between the two studios, but I think the Japanese artists are luckier because they are allowed to tackle subject matter that Disney management would never allow the WDAS artists to touch with a ten foot pole.
That's why Ghibli make films like Grave of the Fireflies, Ocean Waves, From Up On Poppy Hill, or The Wind Rises. Don't get me wrong, there's probably nothing in these films that is inappropriate for children (an adult film need not be necessarily full of cursing, blood and sex ...), but Disney executives would greatly discourage any director at WDAS (or Pixar) at attempting to tell such stories. They probably reason that children will be bored with an animated drama.
I still am hopeful for a profound and artistic film from WDAS, however. Though I don't think it will happen while Lasseter is chief creative officer.
The Ghibli movies are amazing and they are a beautiful masterpieces of art and pure imagination and even has strong female mains and characters which I adore but down right insulting movies like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, HOND, Tarzan, Stitch, Mulan, Tangled, Ralph, Mermaid and Hercules. Sorry not going to cut it.
Because those are really good animated movies too.
I don't really blame Disney though they should be taking more risks like they did during the 90's and early 00's but I think it's more the American/ Western PC attitude that most Baby Boomers and Gen X Parents have today. " Oh no can't let little Sammy see Mufasa getting killed " ! " He isn't going to learn about death till his 13th birthday till then a magical fairy did it " !
And the whole " Animation is for kids " poison society tries to drill into people's minds these days too.