A Japanese perspective on a Elizabeth Goudge classic
I’d like to make a comment regarding the article “Dream Team” for a remake of Little White Horse. What I would like to see is an animated version. Not Disney, or any of the other American animators, but the best of the Japanese studios Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli.
One only has to look at his work on Howl’s Moving Castle or Spirited Away to see that he is at home in the world of fantasy and magic. The artwork of his films is always superb, and would be able to do justice to the descriptions penned by Elizabeth Goudge. He would be able to handle the characters of Maria and Robin without making them too saccharin (unlike Disney) and would be highly unlikely to turn Robin into a bandit.
Wiggins would probably end up being a bit of a comedic character, but then he is in the book anyways. The Little White Horse is probably the only Goudge book that would be suitable as an animation. The live action versions that have been produced so far have been horrible, so why not try something different?