H˘hokekyo Tonari No YamadÔkun
English Title: My Neighbors the YamadasH˘hokekyo Tonari No YamadÔkun (My Neighbors the Yamadas , My Neighbours the Yamadas) (1999) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista International, Hakuhodo, Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), Tokuma Shoten, Walt Disney Home Video
- Distributed by: Shochiku Company, Studio Ghibli, Buena Vista International
- Cartoon Characters: Takashi Yamada, Matsuko Yamada, Shige, Nonoko, Fujiwara (Nonoko's Teacher), Kikuchibaba, Woman Wearing Glasses, Information Clerk of Department Store.
English Version: Takashi, Department Store Clerk, Shige, Noboru, Matsuko, Nonoko, Toshio.
- Voice Actors: Toru Masuoka, Yukiji Asaoka, Masako Araki, Naomi Uno, Akiko Yano, Chocho Miyako, Tamao Nakamura, Yasuko Tomita, Arata Furuta; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Isao Takahata.
- Produced By Takashi Shoji, Seiichiro Ujiie, Ned Lott, Michael Johnson, Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Rick Dempsey.
- Animated By Masashi Ando, Katsugo Furuya, Sh˘go Furuya, Makiko Futaki, Hideki Hamazu, Shinji Hashimoto, Takeshi Imamura, Megumi Kagawa, Katsuya Kond˘, Misuzu Kurata, Mariko Matsuo; more Animators ...
- Written By Isao Takahata, Hisaichi Ishii, Leo Chu, Eric Garcia.
- Music: Akiko Yano, Ghibli Mixed Chorus, Great Sakata Strings; more Musicians ...
- Originally Released on July 17, 1999.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 104 minutes.
The little victories of quirky Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko are followed in this touching animation. The Yamadas navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
"ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん" and "H˘hokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun."
"My Neighbors the Yamadas" and "My Neighbours the Yamadas."
With cartoon-like characters and visual design unlike anything else in the Studio Ghibli canon, the film is illustrated in a series of rough sketches and outlines, which are then filled with soft colors that evoke watercolor painting. The first... (more)
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