The Filmlings – Mystical Miyazaki Feat. Hayden Chauffe

In our first exclusively animation episode, friend of the podcast Hayden Chauffe joins Alex to talk about three films by Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki: My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and The Wind Rises (2013). We discuss the unique possibilities of animation, children’s entertainment that doesn’t sugar coat the world, and reflection of Miyazaki’s life in his films.

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Skip to: My Neighbor Totoro (8:56), Spirited Away (31:30), The Wind Rises (45:50), Overall (58:35), Coming Attractions (1:08:00)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week Jonathan returns and we take a look at the winning category from our recent twitter poll, Samurai and Sombreros.

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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