In 1971 Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli wanted to make an animated movie based on the children’s books about Pippi Longstocking, but he was unable to obtain the rights from the author Astrid Lindgren. However there are some concept sketches and storyboards to see and also some more reading to do on the subject.
My favorite thing about gotg was how Peter overcame his grief and turned into a goofball. We first saw him mourning over his loss and then abducted by an alien spacecraft. Imagine the terror and despair he had to go through…but next scene he’s dancing wild and enjoying the little things in life. And I think it sends a very meaningful message to the kids out there who have lost their parents. It tells them ”yes there are hard times and you’ll feel lost and lonely, but everything will turn out okay in the end.”