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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Dir. Mami Sunada [GKIDS; 2014] by Greer Cloots Rating: Those who have followed the films of animation house Studio Ghibli and its idolized director Hayao Miyazaki (the esteemed animator and storyteller...Show More Summary
From stories about Roger Ebert, Aaron Swartz and Sebastião Salgado, to an inside look at Studio Ghibli and Edward Snowden's whistle-blowing, 2014 documentaries have been nothing short of extraordinary. I'm honestly still a bit new to...Show More Summary
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary which presents a year in the life of Studio Ghibli and its famed director, Hayao Miyazaki. The year in question was a particularly interesting one during which Miyazaki announced his retirement. Show More Summary
STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning feature film “Spirited Away”, has frequently been described as Japan’s answer to Disney. It’s perhaps closer to the truth to call it Japan’s antidote to Disney. Studio Ghibli’s...Show More Summary
The inspirations for Fossil Echo include not just Ico, but also Shadow of the Colossus, the Oddworld series, and Studio Ghibli's work. With influences like that, really, the beauty is pretty much a given. Read more...
Video: This excerpt from The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness – a new documentary about the legendary Studio Ghibli — shows anime master Hayao Miyazaki drawing the last shot of the last film of his career, The Wind Rises. It was precisely during the shooting of this documentary that Miyazaki decided to retire from filmmaking. More »
Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees. Read more...
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary directed by filmmaker Mami Sunada that explores the beloved and somewhat secretive Japanese animation studio, Ghibli, most famous for its association with legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki. The film follows the creation of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya by Isao Takahata. […]
When we first saw Fossil Echo earlier this year, all we really had to go on was its sharp cartoon art style and a list of influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Studio Ghibli films, and Oddworld. Some of those influences were apparent;Show More Summary
“The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,” a documentary that offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the famed Studio Ghibli in […]
I'll preface this review by saying that if you think a documentary about the inner workings of Studio Ghibli might appeal to you, stop wasting your time with me and start streaming The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, stat.
Tuesday December 9 is a great day to be a fan of Studio Ghibli. It’s the day Mami Sunada‘s documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, hits all your big digital VOD platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Playstation, Xbox, and Vudu. Show More Summary
Attendees of the 2014 Japanese pop culture convention Youmacon were greeted with one of the largest costumes I’ve ever seen. It’s a cosplay of Catbus, the Cheshire Cat-like creature from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro. Here’s …
When you think of the films produced by Studio Ghibli, certain images inevitably spring to mind. A cat bus bounding across the fields in My Neighbour Totoro. A warrior leaping from rooftop to rooftop in Princess Mononoke. A little girl soaring high above the clouds on the back of a dragon in Spirited Away. Show More Summary
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Rumors of the closure of Studio Ghibli are not true, but it seems that Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro director Hayao Miyazaki may be done with feature filmmaking for good. In a career that spanned over thirty years directing features,...Show More Summary
For “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness,” director Mami Sunada was allowed remarkable access to one of the most important artistic enterprises of the last half-century, Studio Ghibli, at a very unique point in its existence. News about...Show More Summary
“Filmmaking only brings suffering.” So declares legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki a little more than halfway into Mami Sunada’s The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness, a documentary that both chronicles the production of his final film, The Wind Rises, and reflects that project’s troubled soul. Show More Summary
Imagine being given unprecedented access into the inner workings of an internationally acclaimed and beloved film studio during the same year that the studio's most recognized co-founder decides to retire. That's the position hat director...Show More Summary