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    Hayao Miyazaki Announces His Retirement (Again); Watch 90-Minute Conversation With The Director From 2010

    "I think that 'Princess Mononoke' will be the last (feature-length) movie that I make in this way," director Hayao Miyazaki said more than a decade ago, citing his age and the arduous production of that 1997 film as two factors for his stepping away from the drawing desk. In 1998 he even left Studio...

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    Venice Review: Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises'

    This year's Venice Film Festival has already seen a number of filmmakers push outside their comfort zone. Alfonso Cuarón made a 3D blockbuster set entirely in zero gravity. Kelly Reichardt made a thriller. Stephen Frears made a good movie. But no departure has been greater from a filmmaker than the ...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Open to a 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind' Sequel

    During an interview on Japanese talk show "Oosama no Brunch," animation auteur Hayao Miyazaki hinted that he's open to the possibility of a sequel to 1984's "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," his second feature film and one of his most beloved by fans. But he wouldn't want to helm it himself -- h...

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    Watch: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Gets A 4-Minute Trailer

    As The Film Stage notes, marketing can be exhausting. And with Comic-Con in full swing, the deluge of material from the conference floor in San Diego can seem pretty crass. Essentially, the whole shindig is one big excuse for studios to dump all kinds of swag both to those roaming around the halls o...

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    Upcoming Documentary on Studio Ghibli Goes Behind the Scenes with Hayao Miyazaki

    Exciting news lands today for Studio Ghibli fans. Filmmaker Mami Sunada is completing the final cut on a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the legendary Japanese animation studio. The film is titled "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness," and centers -- naturally -- on auteur Hayao Miyazaki, w...

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    Watch: First Footage From Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’

    It has been six years since beloved animation filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki delivered 2008's "Ponyo," but fans of his work have a reason to get excited again. Miyazaki's got a new movie on the way, one that promises to give viewers another window on a wholly unique world, and the first footage has arrive...

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    Watch Studio Ghibli's first live action short "Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo"

    Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo is the first live action short produced by Studio Ghibli. It features a creature designed by Hayao Miyazaki, from his manga Nausicaa.

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    Hayao Miyazaki's First Film in 5 Years 'Kaze Tachinu' Coming in 2013

    Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki will release his first feature in five years, "Kaze Tachinu" ("The Wind Has Risen") in 2013. The film centers on the life of Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi, and is inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel of the same title, and a manga Miyazaki created for the...

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    Hayao Miyazaki's Next Film to Focus On The Life Of The Designer Of The Zero Fighter Plane

    As Twitch film points out, the next film from famed animator and director Hayao Miyazaki will not be something "everyone in the audience can relax and watch." No, instead, the director of such beautifully cuddly movies as "Spirited Away" and, most recently, 2008's touching aqua-fable "Ponyo," will b...

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    The Secret World Of Arrietty—movie review

    We’ve come to expect so much from Japan’s Studio Ghibli—especially the films directed by Hayao Miyazaki like 'Spirited Away' and 'Howl’s Moving Castle'—

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