Posts Tagged ‘miyazaki’
Remember four years ago when Hayao Miyazaki said he was officially retiring from making cartoons? As of this year, he’s back again….so what changed his mind? In 2013 Miyazaki left Studio Ghibli, citing his fading eyesight and aging body as a motive. “I feel that my days in feature film are done,” he said. “If […]
According to Animation Magazine, Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie will be based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the iconic Zero fighter plane, among other military aircraft. The magazine cites tweets by animators Osamu Kobayashi and Takashi Hashimoto. The new film is expected to be released in late 2013.
One common criticism I’ve seen of Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is that it’s “environmentalist,” which is usually used to mean the sort of preachy, treacly, Earth First screed where people are Bad and nature is Good, end of story. Really, I have to wonder if we’re watching the same movie. While there is a healthy […]
Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) is an animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The feature was released in Japan in 2001 and to the United States in 2002. Spirited Away went on to went on to win a lengthy list of awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards. […]
For quite some time, Studio Ghibli has been known for its great animated movies. The movies they make are not only beautifully animated, but contain great storylines that fully engage the viewer. However, I believe that this trend may come to a swift end once Hayao Miyazaki is done making films for the studio, and […]