Disney Vs Ghibli Research Paper

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Walt Disney Studios and Studio Ghibli are two of many popular animation studios ever create, Disney being the more popular of the two. While Disney may be more popular than Studio Ghibli, it’s characters are inferior to what Hayao Miyazaki created in terms of complexity displayed within each character and the growth they develop on their journey. Walt Disney Studios operates the same story plot when introducing their female leads, as the damsel in distress. Often these characters are better known as Disney Princesses. The damsel in distress has been depicted in many Disney films such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and so on, when all of a sudden, the prince appears in order to save the day to create a happily ever after. The…show more content…
For example, in Spirited Away, Chihiro is a ten year old girl who goes through many obstacles that can threaten her very being, to save her parent’s from being pig meat. Although a boy who would seem like her romantic interest appears, it’s not apparent since there young in age, but they do share concern for one another. This is not the main focus as many Studio Ghibli films hold a female lead with a male companion with romance not being it’s main focus, but the trials and tribulations the female goes through to make her stronger. As for the foundation of romance, Disney often presents it in an unrealistic matter. I understand it’s a cartoon, that people think kids won’t understand, but I seriously believe people don’t give their kids enough credit. In the Disney animated film, The Little Mermaid, Ariel falls in love with the first young human guy she sees, and in turn gives up her fins and ability to speak for feet to try and convince this guy that she’s his true love in only three days. That is no where near enough time to develop a relationship, let alone get

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