Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that the exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will open as its inaugural exhibition on September 30 in Los Angeles. Along with the exhibition, 11 films directed by Miyazaki will be shown in the museum.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents a one-of-a-kind experience to worldwide visitors while introducing the art, science, artists, and the social impact of film production.
Located in the middle of the Miracle Mile with a land area of over 300K square feet, the museum with seven floors holds valuable assets related to film production. It will be the only movie museum in Los Angeles and the largest museum of its kind in North America.
The exhibition ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ will be one of the inaugural exhibitions, while it is also the first exhibition of Miyazaki in North America.
From Miyazaki’s works such as ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and the Academy award-winning ‘Spirited Away’, 400 objects including the original image boards, character designs, storyboards, layout, background images, posters, and cels, will be displayed in ‘Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Gallery’. The exhibition also includes a large-scale projection of the movies, allowing visitors to be immersed in the world of Ghibli and look back at Miyazaki’s 60 years of career in the industry.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a 288 page catalog with a wide range of illustrations will be released. The catalog contains an introduction by Toshio Suzuki, as well as essays and filmography by the members of Pixar, Pete Docter, Daniel Kothenschulte, and Jessica Niebel.
There will also be other programs held during the exhibition, and the original merchandise will be available at the Academy Museum Store. Both Japanese and English screenings will be available in the on-site theater with state-of-the-art equipment.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open on September 30 in Los Angeles, USA. Tickets are available only for pre-booking and can be purchased through the official website and the app.