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The 2023 World Animation & VFX Summit announced on Wednesday that it will honor Hayao Miyazaki with a Lifetime Achievement Award in its Hall of Fame awards and panelist lineup. Polygon Pictures Chairman Shuzo John Shiota was also an honoree at this year’s Summit.
Other honorees include Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer Jennifer Lee, Mediawan Kids & Family president Julien Borde for International Film of the Year, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson for the New Vision Award, Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget director Sam Fell, Disney animator Floyd Norman, Trolls Band Together and Apple producer Gina Shay Tara Sorensen, head of children’s programming for TV+.
The event takes place from November 1 to 3 at the Garland Hotel in Hollywood. Hall of Fame inductees will receive their awards at an opening night gala on November 1.
Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron (Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, or literally How Do You Live?) sold 1.003 million tickets and earned about $13.2 million in its first three days of release in Japan. . The film sold 1.353 million tickets and grossed 2.149 billion yen (about US$15.53 million) over the long weekend from Friday to Monday (July 17 is a Marine Corps holiday in Japan). Copy).
The Boy and the Heron earned a cumulative total of 8,333,397,800 yen (about $55.60 million). This is the 75th highest-grossing film in Japan.
GKIDS has licensed the film and will release it in North American theaters on December 8, with previews on November 22.
Miyazaki became famous in the 1970s with animated television series such as Lupine III, Future Boy Conan and Sherlock Hound. He directed his first feature film, Lupine III: The Castle of Cagliostro, in 1979. He then adapted the first part of the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind into an animated film in 1984, before when he and co-director Isao Takahata founded Studio Ghibli.
With Ghibli, Miyazaki directed the feature films Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and The Wind Rises. He also co-produced Takahata’s directorial efforts and directed smaller projects such as the “experimental film” On Your Mark and Ghibli Museum Shorts such as Mei and the Kitten Bus and Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess.
Source: Animation Magazine, press release