Influence on Hayao Miyazaki


I caught this film after hearing that it was a big influence on Hayao Miyazaki - compare the opening scene to the scene in `Howl's Moving Castle' in which Sophie has to go to the palace. It's extremely reminiscent - even down to the floppy-eared dog!


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Oh that's nothing!
Try watching Miyazaki's "Castle Cagliostro" 1980, It's a total ripoff of this film, including plot devices, etc.
Circa '98 there was a French website that compared the two with damming evidence.

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