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Re: Spirited Away


From: Betty Bowen (bbowen_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon May 12 2003 - 06:49:46 PDT

I watched it last night on DVD, it is LONG, so we have a little more to
go (two teachers, school night you know) but it is good, adventuresome
and sweet, not too scary, the animation is awesome, and there are lots
of Japanese cultural things, including the importance of hospitality and
courtesy, also the old Greek/Celtic mythology point repeated - if you're
in fairyland, be VERY careful what you eat!

It's Disney now so the rights issues should be the same as any other
movie your school shows. We have some sort of license ageement. wrote:

> Hi
> With the craze of "Yugi-Oh" heavey in my school I did an art/reading
> lesson on Japanese Anime for 4th and 5th graders.
> Here in FLa we are down to the last two weeks of classes and with the
> children bursting at the seams I wanted to show the animated film
> "Spirited Away" which received the academy award for the best animated
> feature film for this year. I was wondering if anyone saw it and if
> the students will enjoy it? I haven't seen it yet myself and I was
> wondering if there is anything inapropriate in the film?
> Also the media (librarian) specialist was against it due to copy right
> laws. Any thoughts on this? I feel as an elementary art teacher it is
> important to keep up with the current trends in animation and
> children's art.
> RB ---