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Hayao Miyazaki's Next Film to Focus On The Life Of The Designer Of The Zero Fighter Plane

23 July 2012 6:18 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As Twitch film points out, the next film from famed animator and director Hayao Miyazaki will not be something "everyone in the audience can relax and watch." No, instead, the director of such beautifully cuddly movies as "Spirited Away" and, most recently, 2008's touching aqua-fable "Ponyo," will be doing something more personal and unique. As it turns out, it's a film based around the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero fighter plane that was used during World War II, most infamously during the Pearl Harbor attack. Whoa boy. Twitch points to some tweets by Japanese animators Osamu Kobayashi and Takashi Hashimoto, who suggest that this is indeed the next project from the man commonly referred to as the Japanese Walt Disney. As a subject, Horikoshi is a fascinating one – he was a brilliant aeronautical engineer who designed many of the Japanese fighter jets used during World »

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Hayao Miyazaki Will Focus on Pearl Harbor WWII Plane Designer For Next Animated Feature

22 July 2012 10:00 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Though he’s best known for his gorgeously animated fantasy stories, Hayao Miyazaki has decided to go a different route by basing his next film off the life of the man who designed the plane used to attack Pearl Harbor.

After previous reports indicated that Miyazaki‘s next film would be biographical and “not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch,” Japanese animators Osamu Kobayashi (Paradise Kiss) and Takashi Hashimoto (Samurai Horror Tales) recently tweeted more about the project’s plot. The film will focus on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero fighter plane used to bomb Pearl Harbor during World War II. Horikoshi, an aeronautical engineer, developed many military aircrafts, the Zero being the most notable of his inventions. Reports indicate that Studio Ghibli, the studio behind all of Miyazaki‘s films since 1985, has fulfilled a large-scale search for »

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Hayao Miyazaki's new film to be about 'Zero Fighter' designer?

21 July 2012 9:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Possible details of Hayao Miyazaki's new film have been revealed by the tweets of two Japanese animators. The legendary helmer of Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle has yet to direct a film since the critical success of 2008's Ponyo, but has been rumoured to have been secretly working on a project for a while. It had previously been announced that Miyazaki's film would be biographical and "not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch". Anime News Network says that anime director Osamu Kobayashi reported on his Twitter account that Miyazaki's latest work will tell the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Zero Fighter. Horikoshi was an aeronautical (more) »

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Hayao Miyazaki's New Film Will Tell the Story of Zero Fighter's Designer

21 July 2012 8:36 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It was previously announced that Hayao Miyazaki's next film will be biographical and "not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch". The latest information regarding the film has come from the tweets by a couple of Japanese animators, Osamu Kobayashi (Paradise Kiss) and Takashi Hashimoto (Samurai Horror Tales).It appears that Miyazaki's new film will be based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero fighter plane used in the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Horikoshi was an aeronautical engineer who developed a number of military aircrafts, with Zero being his most famous invention. Studio Ghibli is reported to have carried out a large-scale search for animators skilled at drawing aeroplanes to work on »

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