Hayao Miyazaki's animated movies have captivated and mesmerized audiences of all generations for more than four decades. These films provide timeless explorations into the essence of youth and the journey of maturation. This publication, created for the inaugural exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, presents an extensive array of original production materials. These include concept sketches, storyboards, character designs, layouts, backgrounds, and production cels, showcasing artwork never previously viewed beyond Studio Ghibli's archives.
Miyazaki's animated works frequently portray children navigating unfamiliar and demanding realms, delving deep into the themes of youth and the complexities of growing up. This book serves as a companion to the first retrospective dedicated to this legendary filmmaker in North America. It offers an introduction to hundreds of original production materials, featuring previously unseen artworks from Studio Ghibli's archives. The collection encompasses concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds, and production cels spanning Miyazaki's entire career, including his 11 feature films. Among these films are renowned classics like My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Howl's Moving Castle (2004). Through these materials, readers gain valuable insights into Miyazaki's creative process and his masterful techniques in the realm of animation.
ISBN 9781942884811. Delmonico Books/Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. hb. 288 pages. 300 colour ills. 22.9 x 27.3 cm. available