THE GENIUS AND WONDER OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI
Madman Wntertainment will be releasing Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES (風立ちぬ, Kaze Tachinu, 2013) in Australian cinemas on February 27th.
To celebrate the release of the film, and the majesty of his four decade contribution to filmmaking and animation, Madman has created this short video entitled ‘The Genius and Wonder of Hayao Miyazaki’.
About Madman Entertainment
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
About Studio Ghibli
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animated film directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, and has produced nineteen feature-length films. Most Studio Ghibli films ranked number one at the box office in Japan in the year in which they were released. SPIRITED AWAY, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 2001, is the all-time highest grossing film in Japan, earning over 30 billion yen at the box office. The Studio’s PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997), SPIRITED AWAY (2001) and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004) are among Japan’s top 5 grossing films.
Studio Ghibli films have garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim from film critics and animation specialists around the world. SPIRITED AWAY was awarded the Golden Bear as the Best Feature Film at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 2003 U.S. Academy Awards. In October 2001, Studio Ghibli, in conjunction with The Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation, founded the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, designed by Hayao Miyazaki.
Studio Ghibli’s newest film is THE WIND RISES, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and was released on July 20, 2013 in Japan. THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, directed by Isao Takahata, will open in Japan on November 23, 2013.
For more information on THE WIND RISES, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- THE WIND RISES Press Notes
- THE WIND RISES Production Notes
- Madman Acquires Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES for Australia and New Zealand