The Verge has an excellent write-up of the Miyazaki Spirit gallery event that happened in San Fransisco this past weekend. Hayao Miyazaki is one of our family's favorite directors, and I love this synopsis of his style:
From Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro to Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle, Miyazaki has spent the better part of four and a half decades pioneering a style of anime that is as transportive as it is grounded in recognizable human struggles. Spirited Away's Chihiro may be trapped in a bathhouse full for the spirit world, but it's still a coming of age story that could function flawlessly without the fantastical elements.
Don't miss the gallery of images from the event!