"Pandane to Tamago-hime" is about a which with very large mammary glands, and Saber teeth, she can bring things that she touches to life (either that or that is just how this world works, I can't decide).
The egg has a hard life, very much like Cinderella in the 1950 classic.
One day, a cute blob of flour comes to life after the egg places some grapes on it for eyes, and the blob helps the egg escape the clutches of the evil witch.
This is a simple tale of escaping a abusive situation, from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki.
Very cute and adventurous.
It really is a treat to watch.
There's no dialogue throughout the whole picture, so you can enjoy the movie, no matter what language you speak.
The usual by Studio Gibli.
Fluid, detailed animation, imaginative situations and designs, and very fun to watch.
Nothing special, other than the company itself being special.
A very bombastic score of strings, that I think could have worked better if it were more subtle. But it is never too overbearing and is not annoying.
Sound effects are very well done.
Not very much character for the most part.
The flour is very protective, the egg has emotions of rebelion, and the which is an outcast, alone in the forest.
Just enough for a story like this.
Very enjoyable, the animation alone would make this worth watching.
Nothing very dramatic, amazing, or tear jerking (Unless you love the atmosphere of Hayao Miyazaki's work so much, it can happen), just a very simple cute story of adventure.
If you are able to see this short, I definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Miyazaki-san, very good animation, great atmosphere, and/or a nice feel good story.
A very generic Miyazaki story, but is there anything wrong with that?
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