SDAFF 2014 Review: Hayao Miyazaki Documentary ‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Movie Review

Much like Willy Wonka, opening his chocolate factory to five golden ticket claimers, Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away; Howl’s Moving Castle; Princess Mononoke) has given audiences an in-depth look within the halls of Studio Ghibli in the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. Offering incredible insights into one of the most celebrated animation studios in the world, fans will be overjoyed to see not only the animation process, but also gain a unique perspective of Miyazaki himself. Continue reading

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First U.S. Trailer for ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya’ from Studio Ghibli

Princess Kaguya Teaser Trailer

Amongst the news of Studio Ghibli going on a hiatus, we are greeted by a charming first trailer for their upcoming feature The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. With this next project, Studio Ghibli seems to be taking a page from Disney in terms of a story being derived from a known fairytale. Princess Kaguya is directed by Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). Get your first glimpse after the jump. Continue reading