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Iconic Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki made a rare Hollywood appearance to accept the Academy's lifetime achievement award at the Governors Awards over the weekend. On the arrivals line, Miyazaki spoke (through an English translator) about his decision to retire last year.
"Paper and pencil hasn't disappeared yet, but film has disappeared from the world of filmmaking, so I thought it was a good time for me to put up my work."
"Toy Story" filmmaker, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter offered a heartfelt introduction for Miyazaki and presented him with an Oscar statuette, calling the Japanese animator "the most original filmmaker to ever work in our medium...They (Miyazaki's films) have moved me, they have inspired me, and they have helped shape me as a filmmaker."
It is said that everyone has a Miyazaki film in his or her mind, so what is yours? To start with, mine is My Neighbor Totoro......