Trevor Hogg of the UK Film critic site Flickering Myth has just finished his 5 part series on Japan’s Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki, also known as the Japanese Walt Disney.
Disney has partnered with Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli to bring his works to America in the theaters and on DVD, usually with voice overs redubbed by talent from Disney’s stable.
This style of animation varies from child-like innocence to moments where you feel drawn into the middle of a Monet, Picasso, or other classic work of art. Hogg’s profile looks at how that style came to be and the method master Miyazaki brings to the animator’s palette.
Start here with part one.