S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Miyazaki's movie choices

So... Miyazaki's committed to direct Diana Wynne Jones' Howl's Moving Castle. We already knew this. I read Howl and its sequel, Castle in the Sky, over break. Both are wonderful books.

Today, however, an email advertisement flitted into my inbox, saying that on April 17th, Disney will release the English versions on DVD/VHS of Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, and....

Castle in the Sky. I thought - did Miyazaki already direct the sequel to Howl? That would explain why he committed to the prequel! I looked further, and discovered it was all much less interesting than it looked. I'd heard of Laputa. I hadn't remembered it being subtitled Castle in the Sky. It's an entirely different movie, unrelated to the DWJ book.

I can see this being a source of confusion eventually, with DWJ fans renting/buying Laputa for the wrong reasons. Hopefully, they'll like it anyways. I've heard good things about it.
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