" Academy of Art Animation Blog: Making of Princess Mononoke - Hayao Miyazaki


Making of Princess Mononoke - Hayao Miyazaki

An extensive documentary film (with English subtitles) on the making-of Hayao Miyazaki's animated film "Princess Mononoke" has been posted online .  This is an excellent overview of the making of a major animated film.  Watch it while you can.  Sometimes these things don't stay up for long :

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

By the way, did you know that Miyazaki's newest animated film "Ponyo On A Cliff by the Sea" is the most successful film in Japan for 2009, having already made ¥14.2 billion yen = $134.6 million dollars as of September 28, 2008 ? (that is in Japan alone) .  Ponyo is slated for release in North America in 2009 by the Walt Disney Co.

1 comment:

Gary J. said...

For those who aren't aware Miyazaki is basically the top in Japan and has been for a while. At least in my opinion.

I would have to suggest Spirited Away as a great piece to check out as well. Definitely a must see for both story and art direction (and of course animation).