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The Wind Rises

Tokyo Museum Honors Animation Master Miyazaki

Gail Nakada | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The Wind Rises may have lost the Oscar to Disney's Frozen, but Hayao Miyazaki and his famed Studio Ghibli animation studio aren't shedding too many tears. The studio won its own Oscar in 2003 for Spirited Away and was nominated again in 2005 for Howl's Moving Castle.

Online Artists Offer a Heartwarming Thank You to Hayao Miyazaki

Simone Collins | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
Simone Collins

Hayao Miyazaki by Jackie W Of all the animated films that have arrived in the United States from Japan, those produced by Studio Ghibli have been th...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Loves How Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Celebrates the Magic of Normal, Everyday Life

Jim Hill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten so good at doing the action-hero thing in these big budget blockbusters, one might wonder why he'd then be so eager to voice a desk-bound aeronautical engineer in The Wind Rises. But Joseph has a two word answer to that question: Hayao Miyazaki.

Interviewing Hayao Miyazaki, Japan's Greatest Animation Director

Susan J. Napier | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

I am shouting at them "Stop! Stop!" Then I wake up and realized that the day I had been waiting for for over three years has finally arrived.

Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

In The Wind Rises and in his essay last summer Miyazaki is forcing his viewers and readers to confront a nasty truth about the human condition. War can be exciting -- stirring up visceral emotions to an intensity we don't often feel in our normal lives.

Movie Review: The Wind Rises

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having announced his retirement, Hayao Miyazaki's made one final feature: The Wind Rises. It's an animated film for adults, but I can't imagine adults -- let alone kids -- sitting still for it.

How Adam Driver Steals 'Inside Llewyn Davis' (And Other NYFF Observations)

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

The 51st New York Film Festival is in full swing with quite the lineup of films this particular year. Upcoming still are the world premiers of Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Spike Jonze's Her. Though, here, we present a round up of what we've already seen, which includes much anticipated titles like Captain Phillips, the Coen brother's Inside Llewyn Davis, and Richard Curtis' About Time. So, yes, why don't we get on with it already and round them up in a handy capsule format, just for you...

Animation Legend Says Goodbye

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

TOKYO — The Japanese master of whimsical animation, Hayao Miyazaki, has retired before. This time, he says he really means it. Miyazaki is one ...