We don’t know Hayao Miyazaki personally, but we have to believe if he saw these art pieces, he’d smile and nod in approval. The master filmmaker’s animated films are bursting with inspiration, so to see a group of talented artists to a whole art show based on his work seems like a perfect idea
I know I’d seen Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 film My Neighbor Totoro before I decided to rewatch it recently. I even remember whose DVD I borrowed, and where I watched it. But it wasn’t until 10 minutes into this rewatch that I realized I didn’t remember the film at all. All I remembered were some of its most iconic images.
There’s a long-standing urban legend that part of Princess Mononoke is really about leprosy. Now, the film’s creator, Hayao Miyazaki, confirmed that this was no legend. It’s a fact.
It always happens. You buy something that you want to be absolutely perfect, just to find out it has have one big flaw. That flaw isn’t immediately noticeable but, once you do, it bugs you to no end. That’s what happens with “The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki.”
At the end of Katsuhiro Otomo’s dystopian Japanese anime film Akira, a throbbing, white mass begins to envelop Neo-Tokyo. Eventually, its swirling winds engulf the metropolis, swallowing it whole and leaving a skeleton of a city in its wake.
Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the most beautiful animated films—but this video tribute takes some of Miyazaki’s most-loved characters and puts them into a 3D world. The result gives you Miyazaki like you’ve never seen him before.
The legendary Hayao Miyazaki has made his first-ever all CG work! It’s a 10-minute short film that will run at the Ghibli Museum in Japan, and apparently took him three years to make. Still, it’s nice to know he’s filling his time after retiring from animation... with more animation.
Seattle’s EMP Museum houses the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and yesterday, announced the 2015 cohort of inductees: James E. Gunn, Georges Méliès, John Schoenherr, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut and Jack Gaughan.
When Tony Stark tried to create Ultron in the second Avengers movie, his plan was to create a a series of robots that could police the entire world. But apparently he also had a secret agenda — to pay homage to a classic Studio Ghibli anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki.
A few years ago, a crack team of Japanese animators who had worked on the likes of Studio Ghibli films and Neon Genesis Evangelion created A Giant God Warrior Descends On Tokyo, a short that just happens to technically be the first live-action Ghibli film. And now, the eponymous God Warrior is an amazing Figma figure!
Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best.
Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees.
We're used to seeing animator Hayao Miyazaki's magic on the screen, but what does it look like when the images are mere pencil on paper? This clip from the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness shows the legendary director working on he's said is his final feature-length film.
Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and writer/director of Spirited Away, said in a recent interview he plans to "to continue making anime until I die." So what is he working on?
It seems impossible that Hayao Miyazaki has won only one Academy Award over his lengthy career — for Spirited Away — but that number will double when the Academy bestows am honorary Lifetime Achievement Award to the Studio Ghibli co-founder at the sixth annual Governors Awards program.
In 1995, Hayao Miyazaki had writer's block while working on Princess Mononoke. So he took a break to direct this music video for Chage and Aska's song "On Your Mark." And while it may have been a short film, Miyazaki didn't skimp on the visuals.
The black-and-white video game Limbo is already tricky enough with its looming spiders and ubiquitous death traps. But what if you also had to jump and push your way past the myriad creatures from Hayao Miyazaki's movies?
Characters and concepts from Studio Ghibli's films dance around this portrait of a smiling Hayao Miyazaki. Somehow it makes perfect sense to see cats in his mustache and dragons in his beard.