the essence of humanity
“The success of our studio is not our priority. What’s important is that you’re doing what you want. Our foremost objective here is making good films.“
When legendary film critic Roger Ebert stated in 2002 that Miyazaki probably is the best animation filmmaker in history - due to the depth and artistry of his films - there actually was very little to nothing to invalidate his comment.
Channel Criswell just released another great video essay that underlines Ebert's point, showing that regardless how fantastic the worlds and creatures of the Japanese master might be, it all comes down to the dilemma of being human in the first place.