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Hayao Miyazaki's path to Studio Ghibli

5 December 2014 9:12 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the Hayao Miyazaki Complete Collection arrives on Blu-ray, we look at the legendary animator's rise to international success...

When Hayao Miyazaki stepped into a Tokyo conference room and announced his retirement from feature filmmaking on the 6th September 2013, it marked the end of a career which stretched back to the early 1960s. Through such films as My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, Miyazaki entertained and beguiled a global audience with his lighter-than-air storytelling and captivating characters. Somehow, his films managed to be both universal and deeply personal.

Miyazaki's work is brought together for the first time in The Hayao Miyazaki Collection, which serves as lasting and handsomely-presented tribute to the 11 films he made between 1979 and 2013. But how did Miyazaki, born to a well-to-do family on the 5th January 1941, become one of the most respected animators in Japan?

Miyazaki grew up in the post-war comics boom led by the father of manga, »

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Scenes From The Academy’s 2014 Governors Awards

9 November 2014 5:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The 6th Annual Governors Awards took place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte, Honorary Award recipient Hayao Miyazaki, Honorary Award recipient Jean-Claude Carrière and Honorary Award recipient Maureen O’Hara were honored by their peers during the evening.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”

Pictured (left to right): Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Harry Belafonte, Honorary Award recipient Hayao Miyazaki, Honorary Award recipient Jean-Claude Carrière and Honorary Award recipient Maureen O’Hara

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs introduces the 2014 Governors Awards

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The Honoraries: Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

6 November 2014 12:09 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In "The Honoraries" we're looking at the careers of this year's Honorary Oscar recipients including Hayao Miyazaki. Here's Manuel on an animated gem...

Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and My Neighbor Totoro all wowed me on first viewing. In that sense, I agree with Tim, to choose just one Miyazaki is close to impossible. I know it will date me (more on that in a minute), but while I love what 3D animation can (and has!) done, to me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than traditional, hand-drawn animation. This may be because I come from a household where animation is the family business (little do people know that my mother owns the longest-running animation studio in Colombia) so I pretty much grew up around animators, scanners, and spent many a weekend waiting for a certain scene or episode to finish ‘rendering’ before we could head home, while perusing »

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The Honoraries: Hayao Miyazaki

30 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Welcome to "The Honoraries" a daily miniseries honoring the careers of the three Honorary Oscar recipients of 2014 (Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, Claude Carriere) and the Jean Hersholt winner (Harry Belafonte). Here's Tim...

It’s annoying when people who already won competitive Oscars get tapped to receive an a Honorary award, as in the case of Hayao Miyazaki (his win was in 2002’s Best Animated Feature category, for Spirited Away, and it was hugely deserved). But, on the other hand, it’s Hayao Miyazaki. His body of work is among the strongest of any working director, and his recent retirement has caused a fundamental shift in the landscape of international animation. I can’t imagine anybody who has seen more than a couple of his films (or even just one, if it’s the right one), could possibly deny that his talent is of a magnitude that even two Oscars is… »

- Tim Brayton

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Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki to receive honorary Oscar

1 September 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Spoiler alert! According to the Wall Street Journal, legendary Japanese filmmaker and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki will receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in November.

This will mark the second Oscar on Miyazaki’s mantle, the first of which was for his 2001 film Spirited Away, which took home Best Animated Feature Film. Here’s an official statement from the Academy about Miyazaki’s award:

“Miyazaki is an artist, writer, director, producer and three-time Oscar nominee in the Animated Feature Film category, winning in 2002 for Spirited Away. His other nominations were for Howl’s Moving Castle in 2005 and The Wind Rises last year. Miyazaki gained an enormous following in his native Japan for such features as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: Castle in the SkyMy Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service before breaking out internationally in the late 1990s with Princess Mononoke. »

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Academy's Special 2014 Honorees: Veterans Belafonte, Carrière, Miyazaki and - Finally - O'Hara

29 August 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Honorary Oscars 2014: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Maureen O’Hara; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte One good thing about the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards — an expedient way to remove the time-consuming presentation of the (nearly) annual Honorary Oscar from the TV ratings-obsessed, increasingly youth-oriented Oscar show — is that each year up to four individuals can be named Honorary Oscar recipients, thus giving a better chance for the Academy to honor film industry veterans while they’re still on Planet Earth. (See at the bottom of this post a partial list of those who have gone to the Great Beyond, without having ever received a single Oscar statuette.) In 2014, the Academy’s Board of Governors has selected a formidable trio of honorees: Japanese artist and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, 73; French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, 82; and Irish-born Hollywood actress Maureen O’Hara, »

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Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara & Harry Belafonte To Receive 2014 Governors Awards

28 August 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.

All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”

Carrière, who began his career as a novelist, was introduced to screenwriting by French comedian and filmmaker Pierre Étaix, with whom he shared an Oscar for the live action short subject “Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Anniversary)” in 1962. He »

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Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards: Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, Maureen O’Hara

28 August 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Harry Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara will receive Honorary Awards at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards November 8 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The Academy’s Board of Governors did not award the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, which is given out periodically. The last recipient was Francis Ford Coppola in 2010. Deadline’s Pete Hammond will give his take later today. The full release follows:

Los Angeles, CA —The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

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Tokyo 2014: Evangelion Creator Anno Hideaki To Be Honored

6 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Evangelion fans might want to start planning a pilgrimage to Japan in October, as the Tokyo International Film Festival has announced it will be screening a huge showcase of the works of one of the country's leading animated filmmakers, Anno Hideaki. The program will pay tribute to the man who cut his teeth as an animator on Studio Ghibli's debut feature Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, working under Miyazaki Hayao, before going on to write and direct the enormously popular series Neon Genesis Evangelion, throughout its many television and film incarnations. The tribute will include work from throughout the filmmaker's career, including television work, short films, promo videos, and, of course, all his major theatrical releases, including 1990's Nadia The Secret of Bluewater and 1997's Neon Genesis...

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Tokyo to host Hideaki Anno showcase

31 July 2014 4:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The only filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki would ever acknowledge as his apprentice to be celebrated at Tiff.

The Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31) is to host the first-ever major showcase of prominent Japanese filmmaker Hideaki Anno.

The World of Hideaki Anno will include screenings of around 50 of of his works, including TV and theatrical animation, short films he created when he was at school, commercial films, and promotional videos.

Ritual, which won the Tiff Best Artistic Contribution Award in 2000, and Love & Pop, which featured in the special screening section at Tiff in 2007, will be part of the collection. Further details will be announced at the launch of the Tiff line-up in late August.

Japanese animation will receive major focus at this year’s Tiff, with the Anno showcase at the centre.

At an early stage of his career, Anno impressed legendary Studio Ghibli filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, who subsequently hired him as an animator on his film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind »

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Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

15 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As Flora Poste, she's unfazed by all manner of bucolic tribulation and, drawing on her 'higher common sense', she simply sorts it all out. Who wouldn't want to be so perfectly phlegmatic?

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be ... Julian Sands in A Room With a View

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix

Procrastination isn't my bag. I hanker after swift decisions, clear direction and a strong dose of gumption. So perhaps it's not surprising that up there on my movie pedestal are a collection of characters that cut to the chase. That two of these are essentially homicidal maniacs is, I assure you, simply an unfortunate coincidence and obviously not a characteristic to be admired. But their glorious efficiency most certainly is.

My first encounter with the brutal resourcefulness of Louis Mazzini, played »

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Why I'd like to be Kate Beckinsale in Cold Comfort Farm

15 July 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

As Flora Poste, she's unfazed by all manner of bucolic tribulation and, drawing on her 'higher common sense', she simply sorts it all out. Who wouldn't want to be so perfectly phlegmatic?

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be ... Julian Sands in A Room With a View

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix Continue reading »

- Nicola Davis

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Why I'd like to be Michael J Fox in Back to the Future

14 July 2014 12:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The tight jeans, the Nike trainers, the skateboard, the appealing vulnerability there was no one cooler than Marty McFly in the time-travelling masterpiece. Edward Tew is still living the 80s dream

Why I'd like to be Nausicaä in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Why I'd like to be Hugo Weaving in The Matrix

Why I'd like to be Jeff Anderson from Clerks Continue reading »

- Edward Tew

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The James Clayton Column: The beautiful legacy of Hayao Miyazaki

8 May 2014 2:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With The Wind Rises out in the UK now, James salutes the work of its legendary animator, Hayao Miyazaki...

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The Wind Rises gets its UK release this week, and that's very good news for those of us who've been waiting patiently for Hayao Miyazaki's new movie. Studio Ghibli's latest - a fictionalised biopic of the aircraft engineer and designer Jiro Horikoshi - came out last July in its native Japan. Now, finally, we arrive at the point where we can see the acclaimed anime feature though, indubitably, the experience will be a bittersweet one.

After this one there will be no new Miyazaki films. The man responsible for such cinematic masterpieces as My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away announced his retirement from moviemaking last autumn. Though the animation auteur has made similar statements in the past and subsequently returned to direct again, it appears that »

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