Beautiful 3D Stylized Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki Films

July 30, 2015

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This is a beautiful tribute video to Hayao Miyazaki films created by Vimeo user dono using Blender, Gimp, Octane and Natron. Not to brag or anything, but I made a smoothie this morning using Blender. Ask me what I put in it. "What did you put in it?" Hairballs! Just kidding, it was raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and mango. I wanted to put some coconut flakes in it but I guess I'm out. "Fascinating." Give me an hour and I'll give you the play-by-play on my Lunchable!

Hit the jump for the video, then go home and watch a Miyazaki film tonight.

  • Jennifer S

    Who is the fox in the window in the scene with Kiki, Jiji and Lily?

  • The Emortal

    Sherlock Hound

  • Jennifer S

    Thank you.

  • TheQiwiMan

    "Do you think I'd like that, or is it important to have an Asian fetish?"

  • The_Wretched

    I'm currently eating raw broccoli.

  • Gene Kaufman

    I still haven't seen any of Miyazaki's movies. The only Studio Ghibli movie I've seen is Grave of the Fireflies and I loved it. That said GotF isn't really the same kind of movie as most of Miyazaki's, at least from what I've heard.

  • tim

    GotF is one of the more serious productions...but any of the more popular ones are definitely worth seeing, if only for the whimsical creatively they explore.

  • kevin

    Idk if GotF could be called "more serious" than their other movies.
    It deals with a true life event but something that kinda defines Studio Ghibli is that across the board they take their stories seriously.

    Also, Spirited Away was my first Miyazaki movie and I'd say still the first one I'd recommend to anyone.

  • tim

    Agreed, I should've used the word "sombre".

  • Gene Kaufman

    For someone that has only seen GotF, do you have any recommendations of which to watch first?

  • My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Kiki's Delivery Service are Miyazaki's most accessible films. After them I would move on to Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, and Ponyo. Then go for Porco Rosso and The Wind Rises, which are his most personal films. You can watch Howl's Moving Castle some time, if you're bored, but it's not exactly a sterling example of his work (he actually stepped into production after the director stepped out). If you can get ahold of them, I would also recommend reading the complete Nausicaa manga. The movie only really covers the first 2 of the 7 books.

    Grave of the Fireflies wasn't by Miyazaki. It was released by the same studio (Studio Ghibli), but the director was Isao Takahata. I highly recommend his other films as well: Pom Poko, My Neighbors the Yamadas, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Another Studio Ghibli film that is well worth watching is Whisper of the Heart.

  • tim

    My Neighbour Totoro, if you like cute.
    Princess Mononoke if you like action.
    Howls' Moving Castle if you think life would be awesome if the weird stuff that happens while dreaming could extend into real life.
    Kiki's Delivery Service if you enjoy puppy love.
    Nausicaa if you're an environmentalist
    Laputa for some action in a post-apocolyptic world.

    There are more, but the ones above are all at the top of my list, and will help you get up to speed with Miyazaki references which this blog puts up from time to time.

  • Gene Kaufman

    Laputa: Castle in the Sky seems like the kind of thing I'd be interested in.
    Thanks, man!

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