Porco Rosso | Ghibliotheque #9

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Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through the library of films from the world’s greatest animation studio, Studio Ghibli.

In this episode, pigs fly (or one does, anyway) as Michael & Jake take off with Hayao Miyazaki's 1992 porcine aviator adventure, Porco Rosso. Initially planned as short in-flight movie for Japan Airlines, the film ballooned as Miyazaki went the whole hog, packing the film with period detail, memorable characters and thrilling airborne action sequences - resulting in a 90-minute piggy bank stuffed to the brim with magical Ghibli moments. Will our hosts roast the hog, or will they deem it a full-boar Miyazaki masterpiece?

Show notes:

News report referring to the planned Porco Rosso sequel: https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/16222/hayao-miyazaki-on-a-porco-rosso-sequel-and-studio-ghibli-s-closure

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Produced by Michael Leader, Jake Cunningham, Harold McShiel and Steph Watts

Editing by Lister Rossell

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