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First Major Hayao Miyazaki Museum in the US Will be Hosted in LA

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will host a retrospective dedicated to Miyazaki starting late 2019.

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Curated by Jessica Niebel and in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, the Academy is calling the Miyazaki show “unprecedented” and “the first major exhibition of his work presented in the United States.”

Located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, the Academy Museum will be located in the historic May Company Building.

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Each of Miyazaki’s animated feature films are represented in the exhibition, among them My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away (2001). The exhibition will present more than 200 concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, cels, and backgrounds, complemented by large-scale projections showing the most memorable clips from his films. A catalogue, film series, and public events will accompany the presentation, and unique Studio Ghibli merchandise will be sold at the Museum’s shop.

Academy Museum of Motion Picture Website