Academy Conversations – Hayao Miyazaki

John Lasseter interviews famed animation director, Hayao Miyazaki for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts . Lasseter, an avid Ghibli fanboy himself, is a perfect fit to take on this role. Miyazaki talks about many topics ranging from his childhood interests to developing ideas for his films. Watch all seven parts below.

Hayao Miyazaki- Nature, Culture, & Character


A closer look at the storytelling techniques of one of Japan’s greatest animation directors, Hayao Miyazaki.
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Studio Ghibli Layout Designs

A month or so ago, a good friend of mine managed to grab me this. Its an art-book published specifically for the Studio Ghibli Layout Designs Exhibition. Quite a rare book and it contains very inspirational layout drawings by Miyazaki and Takahata. Great for the aspiring hand drawn animator! There some more images here and here.