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What's wrong with it? I think I've seen Spirited Away more times dubbed than subbed, never had an issue with it.
I never really had any issues with the Ghibli dubs.
In terms of Tangled, it looks alright, but I'm hearing it's getting nothing but critical praise for it. It's one of those trailers where I really wanna find out what the movie is going to have in it.The trailers are not doing that movie justice at all. Disney is trying to market it in a way that will make it appealing for boys as well as girls (because Princess and the Frog didn't sell gang-busters like Disney was expecting), so they are downplaying the fact that it is a movie very similar to Princess and the Frog. Raise your hands if you even knew that the movie was a musical!
In terms of Tangled, it looks alright, but I'm hearing it's getting nothing but critical praise for it. It's one of those trailers where I really wanna find out what the movie is going to have in it.
Counterexample: Disney Spirited Away.
Disney added dialog to the Spirited Away dub that did not exist in the original. Editing != cool.
Haven't seen the Disney version, but weren't those lines added to make it more natural sounding, and thus make your experience closer an native Japanese speaker's experience with seeing the original? Editing is 90% of the time necessary when translating.
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue - Wow. This looks all kinds of terrible. This is a marketing movie created to sell toys to little girls.
why does Hollywood seem to believe that the medium of CG/3D animation seems to only be reserved for children or rather uninspired comedy?
I have a kind of a problem with CG and 3D animated movies. Why do they only seem to both target younger kids (e.g. Alpha and Omega, Cats and Dogs) and insult their intelligence? Although something like Megamind or Tangled is an exception, it's only one of few however. Look at the medium of animation, animation has fully shown it can appeal to both children and adults (from Aladdin to The Triplets of Belleville). I guess what I'm really trying to ask is, why does Hollywood seem to believe that the medium of CG/3D animation seems to only be reserved for children or rather uninspired comedy?
And not all animated films are ones kids want to see...a great example of that, was Legend of the Guardians. That was way aimed more teenager-animation fan type of crowd and wasn't aimed for kids at all.
The most striking example is one scene where Chihiro looks up at the sky and sees the dragon flying very far away. In the Japanese, this is silent. In the English she says, "Haku?" It's just one word but it makes a huge difference right there. It's also pretty insulting to the audiences intelligence.
But wasn't the Disney version aimed at a much younger audience?
Sometimes, shit like that is necessary to make it easier to follow.
Sometimes, shit like that is necessary to make it easier to follow.Aside from mentally challenged children, that's hardly the case here. What, do we need to add a voiceover to, say, Bladerunner to make it comprehensible?
I think part of the problem is that executives underestimate the intelligence of kids. I remember being young, and I remember I liked stuff that was adventurous, brave, and a little scary. Avatar the last Airbender series, Nightmare before Christmas, Ghibli Films, and Brave Story are good examples of kid's movies that exemplify what I think decent children's entertainment should be. Throwing shlock at kids because they can get away with it is bad. People should respect the intelligence of children and give them mentally stimulating yet age appropriate movies.
They added dialogue for Kikki's delivery service dub and I thought that actually made it better :-p (Mainly with the cat)
Even though kids can deal with the shock of new animation or scary things, it's the parents who don't. And they control the money. When you are young enough to only see G and PG movies, you'll usually remember them with wondrous nostalgia.
Oh God, that dub was so bad! Why did they do that to Jiji? Phil Hartman was totally miscast in my opinion. We all hate that dub in my house.
:-P yourself. You just have bad taste in dubs.