Hello, everyone! I just spent the morning and early afternoon revising and expanding the Downloads section on Ghibli Blog. The number of fansub downloads have steadily increased over the years, and I wanted to keep everything simple and easily accessible. Now the downloads are separated into four categories: Toei Animation, Television, Pre-Ghibli & Misc., and Studio Ghibli.
In doing so, I've also searched around and found more movies and television series for you to enjoy. I'm especially happy to find new fansubs for two Toei Doga classics, 1963's Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon, and 1972's Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. I've also added the downloads for Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island because, frankly, the DVDs may no longer be commercially available. I certainly can't find them anywhere, and I've been looking around ever since I lost my discs on a plane trip last year.
Our goal should be to translate and release all of the movies from Toei Animation's "classic" era, 1958-1972. There are still a number of movies we need, all of them from the pre-Horus years. I'm hopeful that this crucial era of anime history will be preserved. All Ghibli Freaks owe it to themselves to become immersed in the classic Toei films.
As always, my deepest thanks and gratitude to all those individuals who bring us these translated fansubs. None of these works would ever be seen in the West otherwise, as there simply isn't enough commercial demand. That's really too bad, because these are the defining classics of Japanese anime. And you cannot consider yourself a true anime fan unless you've been exposed to the classics.
(EDIT: I removed Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island from the Download links since they are still readily available on Amazon. Of course, I'm sure every one of you already own these DVDs, right? Right.)