History Trivia / PrincessMononoke

23rd Mar '17 9:59:22 AM NWolfman
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* LastOfItsKind: This is Studio Ghibli's final film to be drawn & colored on plastic cels, and is often thought to be the last cel-animated film in the world chronologically. After ''Mononoke'', Studio Ghibli switched to digital animation because cel animation had become too financially impractical.

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* LastOfItsKind: This is was Studio Ghibli's final film to be drawn & colored on plastic cels, and is often thought to be the last cel-animated film feature (the last feature to use cels in the world chronologically. After ''Mononoke'', Studio Ghibli switched was ''WesternAnimation/DougsFirstMovie''), switching over to digital animation because cel animation had become too financially impractical.ink and paint shortly after once it became clear that painted cels were no longer cost-effective.
3rd Feb '17 8:21:23 AM akaun6899
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Disney's sale of Miramax was in the way of any possible re-release in America for several years. Miramax's rights lapsed at some point and Disney re-issued the film (officially re-printing the original DVD release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment re-badged in Disney's Ghibli package design) in 2012, with a Blu-ray release in 2014.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Disney's sale of Miramax was in the way of any possible re-release in America for several years. Miramax's rights lapsed at some point and Disney re-issued the film (officially re-printing the original DVD release from Buena Vista Home Entertainment re-badged in Disney's Ghibli package design) design and with almost every mention of Miramax removed) in 2012, with a Blu-ray release in 2014.
18th Jan '17 4:15:10 PM NightShade96
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* BoxOfficeBomb: Budget, 2.1 billion Japanese Yen/$23.5 million. Box office, $2,298,191 (Eight weeks in the United States), $11 million (worldwide), 14,518,798,588.39 Japanese Yen/$148,000,000 (Japan), 14,487,325,138 Japanese Yen/$159,375,308. It was a great success in Japan and is a critically acclaimed film, but Miramax/Disney chose to screen it only in arthouse theaters such as the Landmark Theatres chain (which may have actually helped its reputation).



* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Billy Bob Thornton explains on the DVD that this is part of the reason he took the part of Jigo. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Unfortunately...]]

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* SoMyKidsCanWatch: Billy Bob Thornton explains on the DVD that this is part of the reason he took the part of Jigo. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids Unfortunately...]]Unfortunately…]]
15th Jan '17 4:56:33 PM gjjones
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* CrossDressingVoices: Moro is voiced by a man, in this case Akihito Miwa, in the Japanese version. This comes from Japanese mythology which says that wolves are always male-voiced (and cats always female-voiced), regardless of sex.

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* CrossDressingVoices: Moro is voiced by a man, in this case Akihito Akihiro Miwa, in the Japanese version. This comes from Japanese mythology which says that wolves are always male-voiced (and cats always female-voiced), regardless of sex.
27th Dec '16 11:52:16 AM gjjones
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''Princess Mononoke'' was the last film Yoshifumi Kondo worked on as an animator before his death in 1998.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''Princess Mononoke'' was the last film Yoshifumi Kondo worked on as an animator before his death from aortic dissection in 1998.
14th Dec '16 2:30:34 PM gjjones
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** The English dub is ''made'' of this. Creator/BillyCrudup, Creator/ClaireDanes, Creator/GillianAnderson, Creator/MinnieDriver, Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/JadaPinkettSmith, and Creator/KeithDavid, among others.
** The original Japanese version is an interesting case: ''Princess Mononoke'' is the first Ghibli film that uses celebrities to provide the voice of the main characters of this film and all later Ghibli films. The only known professional with a named role in the movie is Creator/SumiShimamoto as Toki, Lady Eboshi's servant.
* CrossDressingVoices: Moro is voiced by a man in the Japanese version. This comes from Japanese mythology which says that wolves are always male-voiced (and cats always female-voiced), regardless of sex.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Thankfully averted, as opposed to earlier efforts to adapt Miyazaki's films into English. Miramax (read: the Weinstein brothers) wanted to cut 20 minutes from the English release, which was explicitly forbidden by the Disney/Ghibli distribution agreement. When Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki found this out after a very successful screening for the New York Film Critics Circle, he allegedly sent the Miramax executives a katana with a note attached: "No cuts."
* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: [[HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] took 16 years to fully develop the characters and plot of the film.

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** The English dub is ''made'' of this.this film and all later Ghibli films featured well-known celebrities. Creator/BillyCrudup, Creator/ClaireDanes, Creator/GillianAnderson, Creator/MinnieDriver, Creator/BillyBobThornton, Creator/JadaPinkettSmith, and Creator/KeithDavid, among others.
** The original Japanese version is an interesting case: ''Princess Mononoke'' is the first Ghibli film that uses celebrities to provide the voice of the main characters of this film and film; since then, all later of the Ghibli films.films used celebrities to voice the main characters. The only known professional with a named role in the movie is Creator/SumiShimamoto as Toki, Lady Eboshi's servant.
* CrossDressingVoices: Moro is voiced by a man man, in this case Akihito Miwa, in the Japanese version. This comes from Japanese mythology which says that wolves are always male-voiced (and cats always female-voiced), regardless of sex.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Thankfully Fortunately averted, as opposed to earlier efforts to adapt Miyazaki's films into English. Miramax (read: the Weinstein brothers) wanted to cut 20 minutes from the English release, which was explicitly forbidden by the Disney/Ghibli distribution agreement. When Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki found this out after a very successful screening for the New York Film Critics Circle, he allegedly sent the Miramax executives a katana with a note attached: "No cuts."
* ExtremelyLengthyCreation: [[HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] Creator/HayaoMiyazaki took 16 years to fully develop the characters and plot of the film.
12th Nov '16 12:44:13 AM NWolfman
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** Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] was considered to voice Ashitaka in the English dub. Possible CastingGag since Claire Danes was the voice of San, which would have made this the [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet second time]] they had been StarCrossedLovers.

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** Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] was considered to voice Ashitaka in the English dub. Possible CastingGag since Claire Danes was the voice of San, which would have made this the [[Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet second time]] they had been StarCrossedLovers.StarCrossedLovers.
** Miyazaki intended for this film to be his last, but came out of retirement after conceiving the story for ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.
29th Oct '16 9:38:50 PM gjjones
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''Princess Mononoke'' was the last film Yoshifumi Kondo worked on as an animator before his death in 1998.
29th Oct '16 9:28:06 PM gjjones
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** The original Japanese version is an interesting case: ''Princess Mononoke'' is the first Ghibli film that doesn't use professional voice actors for the main characters, relying entirely on celebrities for them. The only known professional with a named role in the movie is Creator/SumiShimamoto as Toki, Lady Eboshi's servant.

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** The original Japanese version is an interesting case: ''Princess Mononoke'' is the first Ghibli film that doesn't use professional voice actors for the main characters, relying entirely on uses celebrities for them.to provide the voice of the main characters of this film and all later Ghibli films. The only known professional with a named role in the movie is Creator/SumiShimamoto as Toki, Lady Eboshi's servant.
24th Sep '16 4:14:22 PM gjjones
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** The earliest concepts Miyazaki had that involved a Mononoke spirit was actually his re-telling of Beauty and the Beast.

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** The earliest concepts Miyazaki had that involved a Mononoke spirit was actually his re-telling of Beauty ''Beauty and the Beast.Beast''.
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