Hayao Miyazaki: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness / by john cheng

www.gkidsfilms.com/kingdom

www.gkidsfilms.com/kingdom

Mami Sunada has directed a documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness that explores  studio Ghibli that was lead by, in my opinion one of the best animators in the world, Hayao Miyazaki. I must see this!

Opens at IFC Center on 11/28, available nationwide on digital platforms starting 12/9! Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential “other director” Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is a rare “fly on the wall” glimpse of the inner workings of one of the world’s most celebrated animation studios, and an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

Watch Hayao Miyazaki animate the final shot of his final film, The Wind Rises, in the new Studio Ghibli documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. Exclusive clip for Slashfilm.com with permission of GKIDS.