10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki

Episode 2: Drawing What's Real

An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the genius of Japan's foremost living film director, Hayao Miyazaki – creator of some of the world's most iconic and enduring anime feature films. Miyazaki allowed a single documentary filmmaker to shadow him at work on what would become his 2008 blockbuster, "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea." As he dreams up characters and plot lines, he delves into memories of his late mother for a thread to weave the story. "Movies show who you are," Miyazaki says, "no matter...
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  • program length: 50 minutes
  • episode #581

Wednesday, August 14 at 7:50 pm on 12.1

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  • Thursday, August 15 at 12:50 am 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.