“I would like to make a film to tell children “it’s good to be alive”.” ― Hayao Miyazaki

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Hayao Miyazaki’s films. Regardless of age, there is something profound to be gained from watching any of this Japanese animator’s masterpieces. In this celebration of Miyazaki and the wonders he has created, we delve deep into the nostalgic yet fictional universe of Studio Ghibli. For many of us, our earliest film memories are of the Totoro, Kiki the Witch, Princess Mononoke, or Spirited Away. But how have his films shaped our worldview? We explore Miyazaki’s process and discuss why his animations remain just as relevant today.

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