MY NEIGHBORS THE YAMADAS

In a break from the frequently mythical storytelling of Studio Ghibli, director Isao Takahata wryly tweaks the everyday activities of family life with his depiction of the irresponsible, slovenly, and lazy Yamada family and their unassuming way of life. With cartoon-like characters and visual design unlike anything else in the Ghibli canon, this animated film is illustrated in a series of rough sketches and outlines, which are then filled with soft colors that evoke watercolor painting.

Director:

Isao Takahata

Cast:

Voices of Hayato Isohata, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Tôru Masuoka, Yukiji Asaoka, Akiko Yano, Kosanji Yanagiya

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

1hr 44mins

Release Year:

1999

Country Of Origin:

Japan