We might be looking at the death of 2D animation, as we know it in the U.S., with the world-renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, known for his film Spirited Away, which won an Oscar in 2002, stating that he will retire after his latest film.
The movie The Wind Rises will be about real life story of Japanese aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi through the Japan’s 1923 earthquake, tuberculosis epidemic, and whirlwind entrance in to World War II. Though what I believe is interesting with this film already is that director Miyazaki decided to take an animation approach to a real life story. And this is also where it becomes somber, with the final parting of Miyazaki the U.S. is left with modern Computer Graphics (CG) animation, something that has shown steady and well applauded profits, but doesn’t capture the essence of its roots. Continue Reading