Turning Point, 1997 - 2008
In the mid-1990s, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki moved from success to success as his work found an audience outside of Japan. His animated films of the era, including Princess Mononoke, HowlÆs Moving Castle, and Ponyo, were internationally lauded, and Miyazaki won an Academy Award« in 2003 for his popular and critical hit Spirited Away. Follow Miyazaki as his vision matures, as cinema-lovers worldwide embrace his creations, and as critics such as Roger Ebert take up the cause of animation and MiyazakiÆs films. In a legendary career, these crucial years represent the turning point.