I finally got a chance to catch Brave in the theater. In my opinion it was not as good as I was expecting. It was not a Pixar caliber title. It had potential, the world was great, characters were great, animations were also great, but the story was just too straight forward. It was very predictable. I won't say much because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who havent had a chance to see it yet. ) Go watch it, if you haven't )
Miyazaki is awesome, he had brought the very best of Ghibli films. But it is easily to forget that there are many other people who also helped in bringing the magic to life. Joe Hisaishi was the composer on many of the Ghibli films which includes Totoro, Vally of the Wind, Mononoke, and Spirited Away. He is one of my hero of all time, I would only hope to go to one of his concerts (if there are still more coming) and meet him one day.