Ponyo...what should we get next?

(42 Posts)
MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 14:54:58

Kids fallen in love with Ponyo, but don't know what else we should get. Have seen Arrietty too. They are 9,6,6. Any recommendations?

whatdowedowithabouncingbaby Mon 17-Aug-15 14:57:49

totoro and Howls Moving castle. we love these films. spirited away is another favourite smile

TeamBacon Mon 17-Aug-15 14:59:33

Yep, Totoro, Howls, Spirited Away. Avoid Princess Mononoke for a bit, quite violent.

MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 14:59:55

Thanks...are any of them scarier than others? Ds1 and dd can be a bit sensitive!

MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 15:00:27

xpost teambacon. Thanks.

hazeyjane Mon 17-Aug-15 15:00:52

Totoro is our favourite, and Kiki's Delivery Service (neither are scary)

whatdowedowithabouncingbaby Mon 17-Aug-15 15:03:18

Howls is on film 4 this week (Thurs or Fri) they quite often show studio Giblh films. actually just looked and spirited away is on this afternoon.

GummyBunting Mon 17-Aug-15 15:03:21

Another vote for Totoro. My favourite film!

MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 15:06:52

Oooh thanks. Gonna record Spirited Away. That's where we saw Ponyo and the kids have watched it 3x in a week! (Too much rain this summer).

MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 16:01:46

Poor ds1 screaming, "Turn it off, Mum! It's horrible!" Other 2 are engrossed so it's stayed on, and now he's back to to it.

hazeyjane Mon 17-Aug-15 18:33:22

totoro and kiki, are a LOT less freaky deaky than Spirited Away (which my 9 year old dd won't watch)

VulcanWoman Mon 17-Aug-15 18:51:06

Grave of the Fireflies is supposed to be very good but also very sad. Better for older Children maybe. I have the film, not watched it yet though.

fuzzpig Mon 17-Aug-15 22:28:04

My two found Spirited Away quite scary at first. And there is no way I'm showing them Princess Mononoke or Grave of the Fireflies yet (hell, I don't think I will be watching that again for a while sad)

The Cat Returns is sweet, I've got that put away for Xmas, and my DCs are currently obsessed with Castle of Cagliostro as I bought it the other day! Watched it 3 days in a row grin

If you don't mind subtitles (my DD can just about keep up, DS can't read well enough yet but he still enjoys watching them as you can pick up the story visually) then the King and the Mockingbird is fab. It was apparently an inspiration to Miyazaki, who is behind a lot of the Ghibli films. Also Ernest et Celestine is adorable smile

MerryMarigold Mon 17-Aug-15 22:37:16

Thanks v much for slightly less scary suggestions. Dd gave up after 45 mins bless her, "This movie is like a nightmare..." (I agreed). They finished Ponyo (again).

fuzzpig Mon 17-Aug-15 22:59:55

It's a bit freaky that's for sure! grin

[whispers] there's an anime fans chat thread on this board if anyone's interested... blush

TeamBacon Tue 18-Aug-15 19:13:07

Definitely avoid grave of the fireflies, not for kids at all that one.

Look at The Cat Returns, Panda Go Panda, Kiki Delivery Service

My 7yo must be pretty hardcore then. He loves Spirited Away. Even the freaky bits in Tales from Earthsea didn't bother him.

TeamBacon Tue 18-Aug-15 19:14:19

You might want to give Howls a miss too perhaps. It's got a few freaky bits but not as much as spirited away

fuzzpig Tue 18-Aug-15 22:15:07

Oh yes of course Panda Go Panda! <kicks self>

Anyone who likes Grave of the Fireflies, I'd recommend Giovanni's Island as well.

fuzzpig Tue 18-Aug-15 22:20:15

I do generally check out anime films before letting the DCs watch them as the content isn't so predictable as say a Disney movie. DD is pretty sensitive.

I'd also avoid Pom Poko... I love the message behind it, but seeing raccoons with expanding bollocks just doesn't do it for me hmm

And avoid My Neighbours the Yamadas too. Because it's rubbish. IMHO.

SausageSmuggler Tue 18-Aug-15 22:36:29

My 3 & 4 yo's adore Totoro, I have most of the Studio Ghibli films but this is the one they always go for. Castle in the sky is very good too.

MerryMarigold Wed 19-Aug-15 19:02:36

Strangely drawn to Spirited Away. They are watching it this evening! Perhaps it's less harrowing the second time.

MerryMarigold Wed 19-Aug-15 19:03:32

Thanks so much for all recommendations and especially the Film 4 suggestion.

MeganChips Wed 19-Aug-15 19:05:50

My 8 year old's favourite film is Princess Mononoke, it's pretty grim but I think that's why he likes it!

Kiki and Tortoro are nice ones. I love them all.

TeamBacon Wed 19-Aug-15 19:45:28

fuzzpig gringrin

I try to pretend that Pom Poko doesn't exist. It's just too weird

TeamBacon Wed 19-Aug-15 19:46:38

Laputa is the best. By miles. Maybe not for really small ones though

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