The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has announced that it is publishing a catalog of anime director Hayao Miyazaki’s works. The catalog will be available on September 7, 2021 through the Academy Museum Store. DelMonico Books is co-publishing the book, and D.A.P. Artbook is distributing the book worldwide.
The book will feature never-before-seen production artwork from some of Miyazaki’s films, and will be 288 pages long. It will also include a foreword by Studio Ghibli producer and co-founder Toshio Suzuki, as well as contributions by Pixar CCO Pete Docter, film critic Daniel Kothenschulte, and Academy Museum Exhibitions Curator Jessica Niebel.
The catalog is one of three debut catalogs the Academy Museum is planning, alongside similar catalogs for directors Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar.
One of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ first exhibits will feature the works of Miyazaki, presented in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The museum plans to screen all of Miyazaki’s films from October 5-November 27, 2021.
The Museum’s website noted that the exhibit will feature original production materials — “some of which have never been seen outside of Studio Ghibli’s archives” — from such films as My Neighbor Totoro (1988) and Spirited Away (2001). In particular, the exhibit will “present more than 200 concept sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, cels, backgrounds, film clips, and immersive environments.” The exhibit will have an accompanying print catalogue, film screenings, events, and “unique Studio Ghibli merchandise” at the Museum’s shop.
The Museum as a whole will delve into the 90-year history of the Oscars. It will open at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. It will open on September 30, 2021, after a gala on September 25, 2021.