Since my last post I just saw this and it’s one of the best animation documentaries I’ve seen. I teared up, man.
Recommended Animation Documentaries
I’m pretty sure all of these are available online through various means. Waking Sleeping Beauty and the long one about Princess Mononoke are probably the best ones.
and I’m dying to see Persistence of Vision as soon as I can.
Tell me about any more if you know any, please!
Another real nice documentary about Miyazaki and Ghibli
I’m thinking of doing another recommendation post with loads of animation documentaries
Alright, real talk - if you are avoiding watching Studio Ghibli’s movies out of prejudice for anime, then you’re doing yourself a serious disservice and depriving yourself of some the best films ever made
Hayao Miyazaki is publishing a series of illustrated memoirs chronicling his career. The first two books (now available in English!) include concept art, random doodles, Studio Ghibli holiday cards and all sorts of other delightful oddities.
I’ll have to check these out. I wonder what changed for him in 1996-7?
On its original theatrical release in Japan, it was double-featured with Grave of the Fireflies as the film was believed to be too big a financial risk as a standalone release.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Man, that must have been a hell of an emotional experience. I wonder which order they played in?
a bunch of high res Ghibli backgrounds