Omohide Poro Poro - The Musical?


First Grave of the Fireflies gets spun off into two live-action movies.  Now Isao Takahata's Omohide Poro Poro has been turned into a stage musical in Japan.  Uh....yeah.  Cueing up Troy McClure: "I hate every ape I see, from chim-pan-a to chim-pan-z..."*

It's interesting to see that people are finally making due on that old threat against Takahata's films: "These might as well be live-action!"  Unfortunately, when Grave of the Fireflies was filmed with live actors, the results were terrible.  Paku-san's belief that animation is the stronger medium was vindicated.  Will it be vindicated again with this stage adaptation?  It's a fun experiment, if nothing else.

Thanks to The Studio Ghibli Weblog (from Spain) for the news tip.


(*Note: Hey, since I brought up the Troy McClure "Planet of the Apes" spoof, doesn't that song steal a melody from the Castle in the Sky theme? "Oh, no, I was wrong, it was Earth all along..."  That part.)

2 comments:

hurdoug said...

"Hey, since I brought up the Troy McClure "Planet of the Apes" spoof, doesn't that song steal a melody from the Castle in the Sky theme?"

I've noticed melodies that sound the same countless times. It's more likely that it's coincidental or an accident

ventricity said...

i think emma watson would be really great as the protagonist in valley of wind, or any ghibli film if it would be made to a live action film

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