Would you believe Oregon to be a magical place? The Oregon Tourism Commission seems to think so. They contacted China’s publicity firm of Wieden + Kennedy, who in turn hired Psyop and their subsidiary, Sun Creature Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bordeaux, France, to produce a commercial in the style of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. […]
In Martin Goodman’s review of Raya and the Last Dragon at Animation Scoop, he makes the observation, This movie is set in some mishmash of ancient East Asia and the time is not contemporary to ours (I didn’t see any modern architecture, weapons, iPhones, or any vehicles save for what looks to be a giant […]
One of Japan’s most talented and prolific composers is Joe Hisaishi. According to People’s Daily (a Chinese paper), he has composed over 100 films and solo albums. To Western audiences, he is perhaps best known as the composer of all of Hayao Miyazaki’s films, from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind to The Wind […]
On September 6, 2013, The Japan Times sponsored a press conference in which renowned director Hayao Miyazaki formally announced his retirement from animated feature films. Seated next to Mr. Miyazaki is his long-time colleague, producer Toshio Suzuki. I wish Mr. Miyazaki many more years of a happy, healthy and productive life.