Myazaki and Mononoke

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Estevan Ornelas Intro to Visual Culture Miyazaki Miyazakis Princess Mononoke brought action romance and fantasy to the boring environmental documentary. The film perfectly portrays Miyazakis ability to balance drama with meaning, being able to make a great fast action movie that also gets one to think. (Back up Quote) Also the film has influenced visual culture by “promoting this realism that modernization will ultimately be the down fall of mother earth”(Mac Williams 255) Hiyao Miyazaki accomplishes these things in Princess Mononoke by Using extremely detailed scenery but while matching that with incredible engaging plot Miyazaki is able to convey meaning in his story with ease. Hayao Miyazaki, born January 5, 1941 is a Japanese manga artist and well known film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly fifty years, Miyazaki has proved his worth as a director slash animator through his widely popular animated movies such as Princes Nausicaa and the Valley of the wind, Castle of Cagliostro, My Niegbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and many more. Miyazaki has been named one of the most influential men in world by Time Magazine. It took Miyazaki about 16 years to fully develop the story and characters of Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke finally came together after Miyazaki visited the ancient forests of Yakushima Island, but he didn't fully complete it until the movie almost hit theaters. Princess Mononoke is mostly hand-drawn, but incorporates some use of computer animation during five minutes of footage throughout the film. Most of the film is colored with traditional paint. However, producers agreed on the installation of computers in order to successfully complete the film prior to the Japanese premiere date. Miyazaki personally checked each of the 144,000 cels in the film, and is

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