Animation Articles: March 22, 2020

A selection of the best animation articles including news, opinions, and features from around the world for the week beginning the 22nd of March, 2020.

The Podcast: Episode 3 with Helen Haswell

In this month’s podcast, I chat with Helen Haswell. Helen is a PhD candidate at Queens University in Belfast, who’s area of research happens to be the merger of Disney and Pixar that took place back in 2006. We discuss that, and lots more in this episode. Just excuse the error in the opening; this […]

Flixist Looks At Spirited Away But Neglects One Very Important Thing

Matthew Razak over at Flixist has a great in-depth look at Hayao Miyazaki’s seminal 2001 film, Spirited Away. That article is well worth a few minutes of your time as it discusses many aspects present in that film that are sadly lacking in many contemporary American productions. However, while Razak focuses a lot on the […]

It’s Now 10 Years Since the World Was First Spirited Away

 Via: Inside Pulse Today marks ten whole years since Studio Ghibli first shared Spirited Away with the world. Thus far it is the only foreign film to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, which says a lot about it and its success with foreign audiences. Spirited Away is one of my favourite films […]

People I Respect: Hayao Miyazaki

This is the second in a series of posts in which I explain why I respect certain people in the animation industry and why you should do the same. Do you really need me to explain why I respect the greatest animation director alive today? How about a long and varied history of making animated […]

How Animators Should Be Managed

Via: Collider.com According to Hayao Miyazaki: I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of a animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work. And that’s the way it should be. Craftsmen […]

Hayao Miyazaki in The New Yorker

In 2005, Margaret Talbot wrote an article on the one and only Hayao Miyazaki for the The New Yorker magazine. It’s an excellent profile of perhaps the greatest animation director alive. It’s a bit lengthy, but you will be richly rewarded should you take the time to read it.