GhibliWorld offers this antecdote from a recent appearance by Hayao Miyazaki in Japan:
Miyazaki also talked about what his latest movie means for kids. For example, some people worry about what Gran Manmare and Lisa are talking about. "They, not kids but 50 year old ojisans, say that they can't get the story because of the lack of explanations. However, I thought if Gran Manmare and Lisa's talk is heard clearly, 5 year old kids or younger can't understand it. I basically cut everything that 5 years old or younger can't understand."