Hayao Miyazaki Says Sayonara to Feature Films

evolveteam September 3, 2013 1
Hayao Miyazaki

Award-winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki, has officially retired from filmmaking. The announcement came at Studio Ghibli’s screening of Miyazaki’s most recent piece The Wind Rises at the Venice Film Festival. Studio head Koji Hoshino told attendees, “Miyazaki has decided that [The Wind Rises] will be his last film, and he will retire.”

Miyazaki’s contributions to animation garnered him mainstream success with films like Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle and Spirited Away, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003. But to true anime fans, his impact is legion with a catalog of anime favorites that include Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Heidi and Future Boy Conan and the Lupin III feature, The Castle of Cagliostro.

[The Verge]

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