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Episode 69: Princess Mononoke – Go Away

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The Rotoscopers review Studio Ghibli’s epic film Princess Mononoke with special guest host, Rotowriter Mayra Amaya.


  • Main Discussion: Princess Mononoke
  • First thoughts and recollections about this movie; reactions to the violence!
  • Interesting insights from Miyazaki about the the film from his biographies.
  • Disney drama with the release and censoring the film.
  • The most impactful moment in the film: San with the blood.
  • Miyazaki is a master of composition; the forest-spirit scene.
  • This is the second longest animated film ever and it feels like it.
  • Major themes in the film: curses, humans vs. nature, hatred.
  • The ending is a bit rushed and hard to swallow.
  • We rate it!
  • Voicemails: Jemma, Dylan, Frank, Eric, Hank Hill, Yuri
  • Mail bag: Jemma, Susanne, Chris.

Runtime: 1:38:54, 51.7MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.