6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I've greatly enjoyed all of the other Ghibli features released by Disney, and am easily persuaded by the name Miyazaki on anything! So, even though Miyazaki was only credited with the "project concept", I was eager to get this DVD.
Well, I don't regret the purchase or the viewing, but I have to say it's much the weakest of the bunch I've viewed. The story line is like a highly simplified and weaker version of "Spirited Away" in several respects, the animation and imagination are not the equal of any of the other features in the group, and character development is not near as deep.
Even so, there are some good points. Muta and the Baron are amusing, and actually hint… Read more