Never-Ending Man

Imagine dedicating your life to a craft, mastering it, then one day retire thinking you’ve done all you can for it. That was the case for Hayao Miyazaki, and when he announced his retirement, it sent shock waves throughout the industry. His peers felt it, inspiring animators felt it, but most importantly, his fans felt it. How could one of the best animators in the world call it quits? In a new documentary, fans will get a personal look into his retirement where at one point he calls himself a “weak, used-up old man.” And when you think he’s down for the count, watch as new life is blown into him as he works with younger animators through a new medium in Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki.

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