Reviews of Animal Treasure Island (1971) and related work
- Same source material: Treasure Planet (2002)
Animal Treasure Island (1971)
Miyazaki Hayao (key animator).
Seen in 2013.
Far removed from the novel, and less violent. Billy Bones, not named, is a tomcat. Jim has a steam-powered barrel for a boat, and a bespectacled non-giant mouse named Glan for a friend. Long John Silver is a pig, and never denies being a pirate. A tough girl named Kathy, granddaughter of Captain Flint, is added to break up the sausage fest. Jim and Kathy are the only humans.
Musical adventure. This funny-animal version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island stylized liked a UPA production. Key animation and “idea construction” by Miyazaki. Mercifully quick and lacking all lustre.
References here: Ghibli movie titles.