Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spirited Away on Howl's Moving Castle with My Neighbor Totoro!

Hello hello, everyone!

Do you know who this man is?

I'm sure some of you have seen a few of his films. Maybe with your children, maybe with a spouse, maybe even just by yourself with a giant bowel of popcorn and didn't realize who the mastermind behind the wonderful movie was? "What are you talking about?!" I can hear everyone saying, "Go to bed!" In due time, folks, in due time. But for now, I shall talk about the man that you see before you now. His name is Hayao Miyazaki. He's the director of the following fantastic films:

My Neighbor Totoro

Kiki's Delivery Service

Princess Mononoke

Spirited Away

and oh, so many more!

Miyazaki has been dubbed the "Japanese Walt Disney" by some for his magical storytelling. And with the help of John Lasseter of Pixar, Miyazaki's work was brought to the States with authenticity and found success. Probably the most interesting thing about Miyazaki is with each film he does, he hand draws each storyboard himself. Thus, what you see in the movies varies very little from what he puts down onto the boards.

Have any you seen of his films, if so what was your favorite?

Farewell for now!



Dan Felstead said...


Actually my 23 year old son is majoring in Radio and Television. He does know who this is! He is a fan of animee and this looks like animee to me....right?


Kateri Joe and Jonathan said...

Awesome! I've thought about majoring in the same too! So, that's cool. Yep, it's anime! I LOVE anime. Thanks for the comment, Dan!