A richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary cinematic worlds of beloved filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki

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For over four decades, Hayao Miyazaki has been enchanting audiences of all ages. His animated films, often featuring children navigating unfamiliar and challenging worlds, offer timeless explorations of youth and what it means to grow up. Celebrated and admired around the globe for his artistic vision, craftsmanship and deeply humanistic values, Miyazaki has influenced generations of artists. The universal appeal of his evocative natural settings and complex characters, many among them strong girls and young women, cuts across cultural boundaries.

This book is published on the occasion of the 2021 inaugural exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Studio Ghibli in Tokyo. It accompanies the first ever retrospective dedicated to the legendary filmmaker in North America and introduces hundreds of original production materials, including artworks never before seen outside of Studio Ghibli's archives. Concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds and production cels from his early career through all 11 of his feature films, including My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004), offer insight into Miyazaki's creative process and masterful animation techniques.


ISBN13: 9781942884811
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 7 Sep 2021
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 28.2(H) x 23.4(W)1746
Weight (gm): 1746

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Almost too beautiful to be true.--Jyni Ong "It's Nice That"
the book is artistic biography, aesthetic treatise, creative process explication, and celebration of the filmmaker's work.--W. Scott Olsen "Frames"
A considerable work itself: a treasure for fans of the animator and Studio Ghibli, and a wonderful history, art, and reference piece for students of film and animation.-- "Anime News Network"
Will satisfy all your Ghibli needs... Fans can piece together Miyazaki's aesthetic process from all 11 of his feature films.--Shawn Ghassemitari "Hypebeast"
Published in partnership with Studio Ghibli, "Hayao Miyazaki" will be available starting Sept. 7 and is set to include hundreds of original production materials, including artworks never seen outside of Studio Ghibli's archives--Pat Saperstein "Variety"
Hayao Miyazaki

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