daniel thomas Categories: blu-ray, castle in the sky, dvd, ponyo
Okay, everybody. I pulled out the digital camera and snapped a few quick photos of the new Ghibli releases. The packaging is just superb, much better than I expected. It's very much like the design for Disney and Pixar DVDs, with glistening blue with gold trim. The gold is especially nice, especially on the spines, and very reflective, too.
As you can see, this is an excellent design for the Ghibli DVDs and BD's. They've never looked better. I'll put this design against any Ghibli DVD around the world. Including the movie posters is a brilliant move; I only hope Disney continues to do this for the rest of the Ghibli catalog.
And while we're at it, let's put Ghiblies Episode 2 with The Cat Returns, where it belongs.
Disney has done an exemplary job with the new Studio Ghibli DVDs. They haven't always handled the Ghibli catalog wisely, and there are two or three films we'll likely never see in North America, sadly. But Disney has also steadily improved with each wave of releases, and the influence of John Lasseter and Pixar can never be overstated. Bravo, everybody. Bravo.