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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Hayao Miyazaki First Exhibit for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Though it won't be open until the end of next year, 2019, we got an update on the exhibits for the future Academy Museum of Motion Pictures that will be gracing Wilshire Blvd. And anime is getting some love.

In collaboration with Studio Ghibli the Academy Museum is going to have an exhibit on the work of none other than Hayao Miyazaki. There's not many more details beyond the press release below. They don't even really have a title for the exhibit, but will get trickles of information as we get closer to the launch and we'll share them with you.

From press release:
The Academy Museum’s opening temporary exhibition will be an unprecedented U.S. retrospective of famed Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, curated by Jessica Niebel in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Celebrated and admired around the world for his imagination, authorial vision, craftsmanship, and deeply humanistic values, Miyazaki continues to influence generations of filmmakers and film lovers. The exhibition will take visitors on a thematic journey through his cinematic worlds using original production materials from Studio Ghibli’s archives and features such films as My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001). The exhibition will present more than 200 concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, cels, backgrounds, film clips, and immersive environments. A catalogue, film series, and public events will accompany the presentation, and unique Studio Ghibli merchandise will be sold at the Museum’s shop.