Top Ten Reasons Why Studio Ghibli Films Are Better Than Disney Films


The Top Ten

1 Studio Ghibli Films Have Deeper Morals

Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are both better than every Disney film.

Sorry but The Lion King, Toy Story, and more are superior to those films - PeeledBanana

You do realize Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke aren't the only Studio Ghibli films, don't you?

Do Disney movies even have morals?

Very true, Disney has the same plot in almost every story.

Something bad happens in the main characters childhood
There's a bad guy
The bad guy almost defeats the good guy until friendship and teamwork save the day
Happily Ever After - Silverfroststorm

2 Respect for Women

Cinderella is helpless without her helper mice, a fairy godmother, and a charming prince. Princess Mononoke can snipe a demonic giant boar with her bow. No contest.

YES. The protagonists are mainly girls about the age of eight to twelve. It has given me courage and pride as a girl. - Silverfroststorm

3 Better Animation
4 It Doesn't Cliche As Much As Disney Films

Agreed. Especially since The Lion King is nothing but stupid, false animal stereotypes.

True. In Disney films, we can basically guess what happens by half way through the movie leaving not a lot of suprising elements that makes us enjoy movies. Plus, lots of stereotypes.

5 Originality

It's stories are so much better than Disney's. Even the princess stories (like Princess Mononoke and The Tale of Princess Kaguya) aren't as cheesy and predictable! - Silverfroststorm

I agree with you.

6 Better Music

I think Princess Mononoke's soundtrack is amazing. I love many soundtracks of Disney films as well though.

All of Studio Ghiblis music is emotional and beautiful, but I especially love the ones from Spirited Away and Kikis Delivery Service. Very beautiful and powerful music. - Silverfroststorm

7 Better Plots
8 Unique Characters
9 Cooler Art Style
10 No Sequels

The problem with disney is when something becomes popular they milk it to death, hence all the sequels that we don't need and didn't want. Now we are getting Wreck It Ralph 2 and Frozen 2 which are best left as they are.

Sometimes it's best for you to just wonder about things, like in the Tale of Princess Kaguya it left me staying up till 1am just thinking about what happened after. - Silverfroststorm

Lol- Beauty and the Beast Belle's magical world so bad it is so bad.

Belle's Magical World is one of the worst animated films of all time. - PeeledBanana

Sequels should not exist

The Newcomers

? More Evil Villains

The Contenders

11 They Don’t Make CGI Films

Disney has Pixar.

Examples: All Pixar films, Dinosaur, Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, Bolt, Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph 1 and 2, Frozen 1 and 2, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, etc.

12 The Way They Show Magic Is Better

Yeah! Disney just puts a trail of sparkles behind things that are magical. That's it. - Silverfroststorm

Just observed the way how ponyo's sisters turn into fish. - SamuiNeko

Yes! Totally agree. Especially in Tales From Earthsea, magic isn’t glowing hair or ice coming magically from your hands, it’s something different. It’s socerers and sorceresses (? ) that have invisible magic (you can’t see it happening like Elsa or rapunzel.). This makes it so much more real than Disney, and it appeals more to teens than small children. Even how they do show magic in studio ghibli films like spirited away and Tales From Earthsea is beautiful in itself.

13 Darker Plots

Disney makes dark films like Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Black Caldron.

This is the key why I love his films.

14 More Classical
15 No Marvel and Star Wars Films

Disney just acquired FOX!

16 Underrated

None of the Studio Ghibli films are bad movies at all, are they?

None of the Studio Ghibli films are really bad at all, are they?

Not a bad movie

17 More Independent Heroines

Another reason why Studio Ghibli films are always far much superior to 3D GCI Disney movies in every way.

Another reason why Studio Ghibli films are always far much super to 3D GCI Disney movies in every way.

18 They Do Not Have Pop Culture References or Toilet Humor
19 None of Studio Ghibli's Films Were Based on Fairy Tales, Novels, Books, Legends, and Myths

I agree! All of Disney's movies are fairytales!

20 More Entertaining
21 More Interesting
22 Better Couples
23 Better Characters

Especially than the likes of that pain in the butt, Anna (Frozen)! Take that, Anna from Frozen.

24 No Forced Romance
25 More Memorable
26 Disney Movies are Overrated
27 Fewer Bad Movies

Yeah. Even those direct-to-DVD sequels.

For example: some direct-to-DVD/VHS sequels, Home on the Range, Chicken Little, Brother Bear, Cars 2, etc.

28 No Direct-to-Video Films


29 No Live-Action Remakes

Disney is making a live-action Kiki's Delivery Service film.

Disney makes live-action remakes to almost every single classic film!

30 Well Written
31 Likable Characters
32 Colorful
33 Made In Japan
34 Japanese Songs
35 More Likable
36 Less Lame
37 They Bring Back Memories
38 More Magical
39 They're More Exciting
40 Disney is for Young Kids
41 Characters Are More Realistic

So true, Disneys characters, especially the girls, always look perfect. Perfect hair, perfect skin, perfect body, perfect personality.

So fake. - Silverfroststorm

42 Totoro is a Better Mascot Than Mickey Mouse

What type of animal is tortoro?

43 Far Less Teen Stereotypes

Yeah. Disney Channel does that too.

44 Studio Ghibli Doesn't Use Recycled Animation

FOF course, recycled animation is overused.

It’s animation is anime.

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Top Remixes

1. Studio Ghibli Films Have Deeper Morals
2. It Doesn't Cliche As Much As Disney Films
3. Respect for Women
1. Better Animation
2. Originality
3. Respect for Women


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