Hayao Miyazaki Interview on CNN International

August 12, 2011 · Filed Under Animation News, Animation Stars, Animation Studios, Big Movies, japanese animation, Theatrical Animation · Comments Off on Hayao Miyazaki Interview on CNN International 

There’s a great interview with the greatest living animator, Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, on CNN international. Talk about living legend, this man IS hand drawn 2D animation in today’s world. He is the master of masters. He makes a sad prediction in the interview:

We are an extinct species maybe, an island of the Galapagos, and well, (hand drawing) is the only thing I’m interested in and therefore people who are not interested in working by hand should choose another place of work.

I hope he’s wrong but I fear he’s right.

The interview covers a wide range of topics from animation to the tsunami.

While on the topic, don’t forget the latest release from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. It’s Arrietty which is an animated version of an Mary Norton’s The Borrowers.