10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

Episode 4: No Cheap Excuses

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at legendary Japanese animator and director Hayao Miyazaki. For a decade, he allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him. At age 72, he takes on a new challenge - one that would become the highly-acclaimed "The Wind Rises" (2013), Miyazaki's first film about a historical figure. Bringing the film from concept to reality turns out to be a long and difficult journey. In the process, Miyazaki grapples with tough questions about issues like aging, and the...
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  • program length: 50 minutes
  • episode #594

Wednesday, August 14 at 9:30 pm on 12.1

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The 4-part documentary series takes us behind the scenes at the studio of the trailblazing animator to explore the gritty reality of anime-making and the many faces of the passionate artisan himself.