The Marc Davis Celebration of Animation: Hayao Miyazaki
Featuring Hayao Miyazaki, in person
Hosted by John Lasseter
An Animated Feature Oscar® winner for “Spirited Away” in 2002 and a nominee for “Howl’s Moving Castle” in 2005, Hayao Miyazaki is a unique and singular force in the world of animated films. An auteur in the most collaborative of mediums, he writes, directs and storyboards his own feature-length animated films, overseeing even the minutest details throughout production, often even redrawing individual production cels. His films, though varied in setting and tone, all balance harsh and sometimes violent realities with a sense of childlike wonder and enchantment, always with a very quiet and subtle human touch.
Though not as well known in the United States, his work creates box office records in Japan and around the world, and he is among the first cited when animators the world over are asked about their sources of inspiration. Oscar winner and Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter hosted 2009’s second edition of the Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, guiding an evening featuring clip highlights from Miyazaki’s films and a conversation with the master himself.
Miyazaki’s other features include “Castle in the Sky,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “Porco Rosso” and “Princess Mononoke,” among others.
- Tuesday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m.
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211