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Hayao Miyazaki

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.

6 Ideas for the Family This Weekend in LA!

Sarah Bowman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

Hayao Miyazaki's last animated feature is in town, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Don't miss the chance to see it on the big screen.

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.

'The Simpsons' Honors Miyazaki With Amazing Tribute

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

"The Simpsons" is well-known for both parodying as well as honoring many aspects of popular culture, and this tribute to Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miya...

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.

Movies: NYFF 2013 #2 -- Lanzmann's Latest, Miyazaki's Farewell

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

To the casual observer, the documentary film The Last Of The Unjust is very much of a piece with director Claude Lanzmann's masterpiece Shoah (1985). But for those intimately familiar with that movie, this is a subtly radical departure.

Why Stephan Franck Was Drawn to Use Hand-drawn Animation on The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

Jim Hill | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Mind you, Franck wasn't willing to settle for the sort of half-hearted hand-drawn animation that you used to see on Saturday morning television back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. He wanted to do something richer, far more highly detailed.

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 ...

Legendary Director Announces Retirement

AP | Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy -- Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's animation studio says `'The Wind Rises," in competition at the Venice Film Festival, will be ...

Memories of Wartime

George Heymont | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

For many baby boomers, the first images of war they remember did not come from the news. Instead, they were from an extremely popular documentary television series that aired on NBC in 1952 and 1953 and was subsequently made into a feature film.

Of Deities and Dragons: Newtown, Trauma and the Uses of Fantasy

Susan J. Napier | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

The muzak was playing "Tis the season to be jolly" when I walked into the supermarket on Friday December 14.

From Apocalyptic Tapestries to Apocalyptic Conferences: Watching and Waiting for the End of the World

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Eschatology, the study of the end of the world, can seem a little heavy duty but these days it seems to me that discussions of apocalypse can be pretty significant, if not actually sexy.

The Story Of A Japanese Girl And Her Pig Parents

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home

The images reposted here originally appeared in a post for JoBlo.com. Over at the movie-cataloguing site JoBlo, a guy named Steve Seigh keeps writi...

WATCH: The 20 Most Innovative Animated Films

Posted 12.30.2011 | Arts

Animation has long experienced the stigma that it is a medium designed for children, yet examples can be seen that defy this classification. Many ...

Diana Wynne Jones: An Appreciation

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

One of the great, great, great writers of fantasy is no longer with us. For so many of us who love this genre, there was no one more esteemed than Diana Wynne Jones.

Animation Legend Hayao Miyazaki Calls iPad Use 'Disgusting,' 'Masturbation-Like'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, known for animated cinematic greats like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Howl's Moving Castle , is no fan of Apple's ...

HuffPost Review: Tales From Earthsea

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm sure that Tales from Earthsea, taken from the science-fiction writing of Ursula LeGuin, will entertain undiscriminating young viewers and will probably thrill anime lovers. It left me bored and impatient.

ReelzChannel: Top Ten "Hazardous Cargo" Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

For the ambitious music industry intern Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) in Get Him to the Greek, the task was supposedly easy: Escort a musician from London ...

The Final Destination 3D Defeats Halloween II in the Year's Dumbest Showdown: Huff Post Weekend Box Office in Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Yup, summer is officially over. Now we can get to what's really important -- trying to keep up with the dozen or so new Oscar-bait releases and overestimating James Cameron's Avatar.

Hayao Miyazaki's "Ponyo on the Cliff:" A Huffington Post Review

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Lurio

Much has been written about the Japanese "cult of the cute". The great animation director Hayao Miyazaki has used this cult to create one of the more disturbing monsters in cinematic history.