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Disney dubs a lot of his films. Most people complain about dubs, (rah, rah, rah, it ruins anime, Americans don't know how to put emotion into it) but I think Disney does fairly well with dubbing. They treat it as if it's their own Disney film. My favorite was definately Spirited Away, the voice acting for that was absolutely excellent.

What do you think of the dubbing Disney does for Miyazaki films? Your favorite, your least favorite?
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Disney dubs a lot of his films. Most people complain about dubs, (rah, rah, rah, it ruins anime, Americans don't know how to put emotion into it) but I think Disney does fairly well with dubbing. They treat it as if it's their own Disney film. My favorite was definately Spirited Away, the voice acting for that was absolutely excellent.

What do you think of the dubbing Disney does for Miyazaki films? Your favorite, your least favorite?


Did they also do Princess Mononoke?
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I watched the dubbing one, and I like it =D. I've only watched Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Well, they voice acting was great IMO. People were complaining about dubs, maybe they expect the actors talk the way the Japaneses talk, the accent for e.g. Since most of anime don't have any lip sync to begin with, it doesn't bother me at all, I'm used to it (idk about Miyazaki's tho, never watched the one with Japanese voice over).
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I actually don't have any problem with dub or sub. It's a entertainment and anytime you start to nickpick about something, you sound more like an elitist a-hole than someone who enjoys what they are doing. Here's an example: "I hate this book now. The fonts all messed up. i can read it just fine and it doesn't get in the way of the story, i just don't like the font."

When people complain about dubs, that's what i think. UNLESS, the dub is terrible for one show. Bakki the Grappler has to be the worst dub i have heard since 1988. But that one show won't turn me off from all dubs like it does others.

As for Disney dubbing Miyazaki films, i think they are all wonderful. Because the guy (i think he's the head of Pixar) who got Disney to get the rights to do the dubbing is a larger than life fan of Miyazaki. So i trust his judgment. But so far Howl's Moving Castle is my have dub. It's so awesomely done. Besides the older women that played the two main parts are classic actresses.
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CherryScented wrote:

Disney dubs a lot of his films. Most people complain about dubs, (rah, rah, rah, it ruins anime, Americans don't know how to put emotion into it) but I think Disney does fairly well with dubbing. They treat it as if it's their own Disney film. My favorite was definately Spirited Away, the voice acting for that was absolutely excellent.

What do you think of the dubbing Disney does for Miyazaki films? Your favorite, your least favorite?


Did they also do Princess Mononoke?


No, I don't think Disney would be able to get a movie like that (...people's head's getting chopped off).
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I actually don't have any problem with dub or sub. It's a entertainment and anytime you start to nickpick about something, you sound more like an elitist a-hole than someone who enjoys what they are doing. Here's an example: "I hate this book now. The fonts all messed up. i can read it just fine and it doesn't get in the way of the story, i just don't like the font."

When people complain about dubs, that's what i think. UNLESS, the dub is terrible for one show. Bakki the Grappler has to be the worst dub i have heard since 1988. But that one show won't turn me off from all dubs like it does others.

As for Disney dubbing Miyazaki films, i think they are all wonderful. Because the guy (i think he's the head of Pixar) who got Disney to get the rights to do the dubbing is a larger than life fan of Miyazaki. So i trust his judgment. But so far Howl's Moving Castle is my have dub. It's so awesomely done. Besides the older women that played the two main parts are classic actresses.


I loved Christian Bale for Howl's Moving Castle. I was like, "Wow, what a great voice!" and I checked it out and was pretty surprised to see it was hime.

The only dub I haven't really been able to tolerate was One Piece. I've been Baki but don't quite remember the voice acting for that.


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wolflee wrote:


CherryScented wrote:

Disney dubs a lot of his films. Most people complain about dubs, (rah, rah, rah, it ruins anime, Americans don't know how to put emotion into it) but I think Disney does fairly well with dubbing. They treat it as if it's their own Disney film. My favorite was definately Spirited Away, the voice acting for that was absolutely excellent.

What do you think of the dubbing Disney does for Miyazaki films? Your favorite, your least favorite?


Did they also do Princess Mononoke?


No, I don't think Disney would be able to get a movie like that (...people's head's getting chopped off).


Yeah, that makes sense. Howl and Spirited Away are good.
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........not by Disney but........totoro ........kiki's delivery service ......... lupata...(i think that's how u spell it).......
.................. Spirited Away...........whisper of the heart.. ........
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........not by Disney but........totoro ........kiki's delivery service ......... lupata...(i think that's how u spell it).......
.................. Spirited Away...........whisper of the heart.. ........


I haven't seen Whisper of the Heart. Isn't it the one that goes before The Cat Returns?

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CherryScented wrote:


songdali wrote:

........not by Disney but........totoro ........kiki's delivery service ......... lupata...(i think that's how u spell it).......
.................. Spirited Away...........whisper of the heart.. ........


I haven't seen Whisper of the Heart. Isn't it the one that goes before The Cat Returns?



yea.........
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songdali wrote:


CherryScented wrote:


songdali wrote:

........not by Disney but........totoro ........kiki's delivery service ......... lupata...(i think that's how u spell it).......
.................. Spirited Away...........whisper of the heart.. ........


I haven't seen Whisper of the Heart. Isn't it the one that goes before The Cat Returns?



yea.........


I watched The Cat Returns (not one of my favorites) but i never even heard of Whisper of the Heart, and i thought i had my finger on the pulse of the Disney industry.

Also, on a side-note, sorry about calling you a "guy" before CherryScented. I guess i didn't read all of what's under your avatar. My bad. ^_^
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Joliame wrote:


songdali wrote:


CherryScented wrote:


songdali wrote:

........not by Disney but........totoro ........kiki's delivery service ......... lupata...(i think that's how u spell it).......
.................. Spirited Away...........whisper of the heart.. ........


I haven't seen Whisper of the Heart. Isn't it the one that goes before The Cat Returns?



yea.........


I watched The Cat Returns (not one of my favorites) but i never even heard of Whisper of the Heart, and i thought i had my finger on the pulse of the Disney industry.

Also, on a side-note, sorry about calling you a "guy" before CherryScented. I guess i didn't read all of what's under your avatar. My bad. ^_^


...........lol.....i didn't even catch that ..........lol
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I watched The Cat Returns (not one of my favorites) but i never even heard of Whisper of the Heart, and i thought i had my finger on the pulse of the Disney industry.

Also, on a side-note, sorry about calling you a "guy" before CherryScented. I guess i didn't read all of what's under your avatar. My bad. ^_^


Haha, it's not problem. I don't mind.
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does disney really do the dubbing for these movies?
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CherryScented wrote:

Disney dubs a lot of his films. Most people complain about dubs, (rah, rah, rah, it ruins anime, Americans don't know how to put emotion into it) but I think Disney does fairly well with dubbing. They treat it as if it's their own Disney film. My favorite was definately Spirited Away, the voice acting for that was absolutely excellent.

What do you think of the dubbing Disney does for Miyazaki films? Your favorite, your least favorite?


I love all of them. Every single one of them. They're not without their faults, but they are, on the whole excellent dubs. Anyone who says that they are bad and have "scared people away from buying them because of terrible voicing and sound editing" are just full of BS. What do they know what they're talking about?

I have yet to hear a truly horrible dub from them.

Kiki was my first Miyazaki dub, and I love it to this day; Phil Hartman's Jiji was a treat, although I will admit that I am very fond of Kirsten, Matthew, Tress MacNeille, and Janeane Garofolo. I can't think of anything bad to say about it.

Princess Mononoke is also an excellent dub; technically it's distributed by Miramax, but it was still a Disney production so it counts. Gaiman's script is terrific, the cast is great, and the overall dub is fantastic.

Castle in the Sky is one of my absolute favorite dubs; I just LOVE Hamill, Leachman, the supporting characters, and the new score by Hisaishi. Even if James and Anna aren't perfect as the leads, they still get a pass from me. I even like a lot of the added in dialogue.

Spirited Away is excellent overall, although I was a little taken aback by Chihiro's constant whining--still, it was a fine dub overall. Ditto with Nausicaa, Porco Rosso, Howl, and even the new dub of Totoro (the first version was good, but Disney's is nothing bad at all; the Fanning sisters turn in fine performances). I mostly liked Ponyo, but I wasn't thrilled with the techno remix over the closing credits.

In short, they are not perfect by any means, but I always get irritated whenever I hear ANYONE say that they are atrocious and "painful" on the ears. To me, the opposite is true in every way. In all fairness, there is something to be said about hearing the films in Japanese, but does that justify putting down any of the English versions of his movies? In my honest opinion, no.
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