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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 16 November 2013 (Japan)
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Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

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Mami Sunada

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Mami Sunada
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Cast overview:
Hayao Miyazaki ... Self
Yumiko Miyoshi Yumiko Miyoshi ... Self - Hayao Miyazaki's production manager (as Sankichi)
Toshio Suzuki ... Self
Shinsuke Nonaka Shinsuke Nonaka ... Self
Ushiko Ushiko ... itself, Studio Ghibli's feline mascot
Yoshiaki Nishimura Yoshiaki Nishimura ... Self
Seiji Okuda Seiji Okuda ... Self - Nippon TV
Hideaki Anno ... Self
Gorô Miyazaki Gorô Miyazaki ... Self - Hayao Miyazaki's son
Joe Hisaishi Joe Hisaishi ... Self
Isao Takahata ... Self
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Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

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A year inside the world of Studio Ghibli

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Documentary

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Trivia

When producer Suzuki meets a group of new Nippon TV employees, he tells them that they shared a long professional and private relationship with Seiji Okuda from NTV. It was after a trip to the mountains with Okuda and his daughter, that gave inspiration to the movie Spirited Away. See more »

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Hayao Miyazaki: Today, all of humanity's dreams are cursed somehow
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Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Popeye's NOT Dead (2020) See more »

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Watashi Ha Kaze Wo
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Pretty cool documentary, though has some flaws

Overall, I really liked this documentary, but it does have some problems I can't ignore. As someone who loves Studio Ghibli, it was really cool to see how the films I love are made, even if it only shows creation scenes from The Wind Rises. Seeing how animation legends like Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata go about their days, I felt, were fairly interesting. What I didn't like, however, was that it didn't go super deep into how other Ghibli films were made, it doesn't go that deep into how the company was formed, and Miyazaki and Takahata never really talk about their own films. I would have loved to hear what inspired them to make those films and what it meant to them personally. But, then again, I don't think they were even going for that. I just think the movie would have been more interesting if they had done what I wanted. Anyway, despite these flaws, I would still recommend this movie. Only to those who love Ghibli though. Everyone else will be quite bored.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 November 2013 (Japan) See more »

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