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Hayao Miyazaki: 10 Years with the Master

HAYAO MIYAZAKI: 10 YEARS WITH THE MASTER is an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Japan’s foremost living film director. Hayao Miyazaki is the creator of some of the world’s most iconic and enduring anime feature films, including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away.

Drawing What's Real

48m 59s

With production underway on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," he says, "no matter how hard you try to hide it."

Episodes

  • No Cheap Excuses: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    No Cheap Excuses

    S1 E4 - 48m 59s

    At age 72, Miyazaki takes on a new challenge — his first film about a historical figure, the highly-acclaimed 2013 film The Wind Rises. Bringing the film from concept to reality is a long and difficult journey. In the process, Miyazaki grapples with tough questions about issues such as aging, and the meaning of making animated films in a turbulent time.

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    Go Ahead - Threaten Me

    S1 E3 - 48m 59s

    Sparks begin to fly as Miyazaki and his son Goro, an up-and-coming director, work on the 2011 film From Up on Poppy Hill. In the final stretch of work on the film, the 2011 Tôhoku earthquake and nuclear disaster rock Japan and leave the team in shock. Amid power outages, they decide they must pause their work. That's when Hayao puts his son's resolve as a director to the test.

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    Drawing What's Real

    S1 E2 - 48m 59s

    With production underway on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Miyazaki delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," he says, "no matter how hard you try to hide it."

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    Ponyo Is Here

    S1 E1 - 48m 59s

    Hayao Miyazaki dreams up characters and plot lines for what would become his 2008 blockbuster, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. Miyazaki explores the limits of his physical ability and imagination to conjure memorable protagonists.

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