from current memory, Sheeta has probably the least agency out of all of Miyazaki’s girl protagonists, and this isn’t an entirely interesting story, with the most black-and-white antagonist in Miyazaki’s work. but this is also some of his most gorgeous environments; the iron giants are very Zelda!
If this is a draft for Princess Mononoke, it’s a draft for one of the greatest films of all time, complete with its own beautiful and loving images. As fine a mission statement as there ever was, this is only hindered by the fact Miyazaki managed even greater.
Such friendship and empathy