Hayao Miyazaki's passion for animation and storytelling is incredible. The legendary animator may have announced reitrement multiple times before but the legendary animator's doesn't seem to be content at not being involved in his craft, and is relentlessly pursuing new projects. Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is another new documentary that focuses on the life of the talented artis and filmmaker. This one focuses specifically on Miyazaki and his return to animation as he first experiments with CGI filmmaking. The documentary directed by Kaku Arakawa, will be in Japanese with voice-over and subtitles in English. It will air on TV in Japan this summer, but we still don't know whether it will be released elsewhere. When Arakawa was asked what he learned from Miyazaki, he said: "he made me realise that if your passions are aroused, you could do anything."
Watch the trailer from Vimeo below:
It's great to see a passionate man like Miyazaki create amazing projects for the fans, and it's heartbreaking to hear him say, "I'm a weak, used-up old man.'"
Here's the official description of the documentary:
"In 2013, Oscar-winning film director and animator, Hayao Miyazaki, suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But after an encounter with young CGI artists, the director of Spirited Away decided to embark on a new artistic endeavour. This candid documentary follows Miyazaki as he crafts his first CGI film in an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait filmed over two years.Never-Ending Man is directed by filmmaker Kaku Arakawa. "When I started filming and following Miyazaki for this documentary, he kept saying that 'I am just a retired old man'," Arakawa tells LWLies, "but when he started working together with young CGI artists, I could see his fire started blazing again."
What do you think about the trailer for the documentary?