Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Miyazaki's Arrietty

Today's family movie was Miyazaki's Secret World of Arrietty.

Hayao Miyazaki's Ghibli Collection is a fascinating melting pot of cultural identities. For an animation company named after a wind that blows out of Sahara desert (Sirocco to the Greeks, Ghibli to the Libyans), I wondered where he had picked such a distinctly un-Japanese name as Arrietty.

Turns out that this time Miyazaki had borrowed the name from a 1952 British novel called "The Borrowers"!


The Borrowers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Borrowers

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