academy museum hayao miyazaki exhibit

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few anime filmmakers who can claim crossover success, with beloved classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away leaving an indelible mark on global pop culture (and the latter winning the director a much-deserved Oscar). But the Studio Ghibli filmmaker has never yet had a North American museum retrospective dedicated to his art and works. Until now.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that its inaugural exhibition will be Hayao Miyazaki, a retrospective on the filmmaker that explores each of Miyazaki’s animated feature films through his six-decade career and features original art, character designs, storyboards, and more. It will be the first time these 300-or-so objects will be available for public view outside of Japan.

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After first being announced eight years ago, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will finally open this year on December 14, 2020. The news was announced during the 92nd Academy Awards last night by Tom Hanks, who is a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum campaign. If you want a sneak peek of what the museum will offer, keep reading below. Read More »

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Almost a year has passed since we heard an update on the ambitious museum the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has planned for Los Angeles. It’s called The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the world’s biggest movie museum, and it’s scheduled to open in 2017. Ground will be broken later this year, but the designers have released a huge update on the space in the form of a 30 page PDF that takes the reader on a floor-by-floor tour of the massive museum, including glimpses at some of the memorabilia that’ll be housed in the space. Check it out below. Read More »

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Everyone talks about the Oscars at the end of the year. It’s impossible to avoid. What movie will be Best Picture? Who will be Best Actress? How will they handle the music nominations? All these questions then get answered on March 2 when Ellen DeGeneres hits the Dolby Theater stage in Hollywood to host the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

Leading up to this major event, and to capitalize on all the chatter about it, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled a new logo. It’s their first logo change in the company’s history. Read More »

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After Thursday’s news that the legendary Hollywood landmark, TCL (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater was getting an IMAX upgrade, another Los Angeles movie destination has been revealed. A few years back the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced plans to create a movie-themed museum. Now, we know what it will look like, and what’ll be in it.

Called The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the venue located on Fairfax and Wilshire will be a six-story, 290,000 square-foot museum attached to a massive 1,000 seat dome for movie events. There will a full red-carpet experience, an interactive moviemaking exhibit, and floors dedicated to the history of cinema. The plan is to have it open in 2017. Read more below. Read More »