Cartoons 101 – The Real World Historical And Folklore Inspirations Of Hayao Miyazaki!

Hayao Miyazaki is known for some of the most inventive and creative images to ever be projected on a film screen, but did you know that a lot of it comes from the real world?

When I asked what people would like to see covered in AniMAY, the number one answer by miles was Hayao Miyazaki. Luckily, like you guys, I’m a HUGE fan of Miyazaki’s work. In this video I delve into some of the real world history and folklore that inspired parts of his films and TV. Let me know what you think!

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One thought on “Cartoons 101 – The Real World Historical And Folklore Inspirations Of Hayao Miyazaki!

  1. I am also doing a May based series : Masked men of may. Check it out if you have any interest in Lucha Libre.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/6awmj1/masked_men_of_may_xiii_yellow_dog/dhi0btf/

    I haven’t watched much Mizaki, but I loved…. loved….loved… loved The Wind Rises. Watched it last year as a part of my 366 movies in 366 days challenge. Probably one of the best movies I watched that year. Cannot recommend it enough.

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