arts • 05 May, 2017
Hayao Miyazaki’s Creative Process To Be Captured In New Doco
‘Never-Ending Man’ follows legendary Japanese Animator out of retirement
The animation world stood still after Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of animation production giant Studio Ghibli, announced his retirement back in 2013. Known chiefly around the world for his 2001 classic ‘Spirited Away’, widely regarded as the best cross-over animation of all time for its masterful blend of the spiritual, fantastic and human, Miyazaki had until that moment been a powerhouse of the industry for over fifty years in his native Japan.
The documentary, called ‘Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki’ is directed by Kaku Arakuwa and follows Miyazaki in the immediate aftermath of that press conference, accompanying him on his journey to find new creative pursuits. Culminating in the announcement of a new Studio Ghibli film, a feature-length version of his short ‘Boro the Caterpillar’ - using CG for the first time ever - the film reveals his struggle with the new technology and uncovers a side to the man most have never seen before. We can’t wait. It airs June 3rd on the NHK TV World network.
Watch the trailer below: (apologies in advance for the voice-over - it’s way too lifestyle channel for this legend)
Words by jonaspin