Hayao Miyazaki has few peers in the world of animation. The Oscar winning director has blessed the world with his unique visions from Japan that enthrall and captivate the eyes. They are stories that can appeal to children and adults without compromise. He has been a favorite of animators at Disney and Pixar over the decades so it is only fitting that Disney is marking his retirement with a career completing boxset of all his directorial works. The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki arrives November 17 as an Amazon exclusive. Here’s the press release from Disney:
For the First Time Ever in North America, Academy Award®-Winning Director Hayao Miyazaki’s Films Come Together in a Single Collection
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF HAYAO MIYAZAKI
Available on Blu-ray™ Exclusively via Amazon.com on November 17, 2015
The Collection includes a 1972 TV Pilot Directed by Miyazaki, Three Episodes from the Hit Anime Series “Little Samurai” and a Commemorative Booklet
Experience the majestic works of one of the most celebrated filmmakers in the history of animated cinema. Hayao Miyazaki weaves his unique style of artistry and epic adventure into astonishing tales of triumph, bursting with imagination and wonder. For the first time, enjoy all 11 of Miyazaki’s feature-length masterpieces in one spectacular 12-disc collection, complete with hours of captivating bonus features and the Academy Award®-winning Spirited Away(2002, Best Animated Feature Film).
Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Castle in the Sky (1986)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
The Wind Rises (2013)
“Yuki no Taiyo” (Yuki’s Sun) – A 1972 TV pilot based on an original manga by Tetsuya Chiba, directed by Hayao Miyazaki who was also in charge of storyboards and key animation.
“Akado Suzunosuke”(Little Samurai) – Three episodes (Episode 26, 27 & 41) of the hit 1972 anime series with storyboarding and more by Hayao Miyazaki.
Director Hayao Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference, Uncut Version
Booklet: A collector’s edition book featuring “The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki” by Tomohiro Machiyama, which explores the themes and techniques of this revered Japanese filmmaker, and selected text from Hayao Miyazaki’s initial notes and creative proposals for the production of each film
Release Date: November 17, 2015
ABOUT STUDIO GHIBLI:
Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 by animated film directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, and has produced twenty-one feature-length films. Most Studio Ghibli films have 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 SPIRITED AWAY (2001) and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2004) are among Japan’s top 5 highest grossing films. Studio Ghibli films have garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim from critics and animation specialists around the world. SPIRITED AWAY was awarded the Golden Bear for 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 film, THE WIND RISES, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was released in Japan on July 20, 2013, and was nominated for the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature. In 2014 Hayao Miyazaki was presented with an Lifetime Achievement Award “Oscar” award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, directed by Isao Takahata, opened in Japan on November 23, 2013, and was nominated for the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature. WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (director of ARRIETTY), opened in Japan in July 2014.
ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures, the banner under which live-action films from DreamWorks Studios are distributed. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!