Hayao Miyazaki

Disney Pixar Luca

Pixar Filmmaker Enrico Casarosa on the Movies That Made ‘Luca’


We talk to the Oscar-nominated animator about Hayao Miyazaki, Giulietta Masina, and what inspired and influenced his feature directorial debut.

Spirited Away

Growing Pains: Names, Autonomy, and the Changing Self in ‘Spirited Away’


A liminal journey through the spirit realm by any other name would smell as sweet…

Earwig And The Witch

‘Earwig and the Witch’ Pioneers a New Frontier for Studio Ghibli


Studio Ghibli’s first CGI feature sees the passing of the torch from father to son.

Lupin The Third

Reimagining an Icon in ‘Lupin III: The First’


Lupin III is one of the first icons of manga and anime history. A new film that takes the character into 3D animation for the first time lives up to all the expectations that come with that legacy.

Princess Mononoke Eye

‘Princess Mononoke’ and The Importance of Compassion


There are few people-watchers quite like Hayao Miyazaki

Howl's Moving Castle

The Comfort Food Paradox of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’


A heart is a heavy burden. Here’s how, in spite of its grimness, Hayao Miyazaki’s film lightens the load.

Spirited Away Witch

The Folklore That Inspired Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’


‘Spirited Away’ is rife with references to traditional Japanese folklore and belief systems. Let’s delve into the film’s fascinating mythology.


The Power of Sound: Why a Hayao Miyazaki Film Feels Alive


Here’s a video essay explaining how Miyazaki films use sound to bring animation to life.


The Complicated Power of Princess Mononoke’s Villain, Lady Eboshi


Lady Eboshi may want to destroy the environment in the name of progress and utopia, but she isn’t as villainous as she seems.