Last night, after midnight of course, Shannon gave me my orangutan. It's a boxset of 11 movies on 4 DVDs ... the movies being products of "Studio Ghibli". For those of you who know not what this means, allow me to list the movies on these DVDs:
- Princess Mononoke
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind
- Laputa: The Castle in the Sky
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Only Yesterday
- Pom Poko
- Whisper of the Heart
- On Your Mark
In other words, it's a nearly complete collection of films by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and their studio. Most recently, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli created the film "Spirited Away" ... which only days ago won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
Since most of these films are not yet available in the U.S., Shannon bought the DVD boxset from Malaysia. The films are in the original Japanese with English subtitles (instead of dubbing).
I can't wait to watch them!