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GKIDS Bring 'Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki' Doc To US Cinemas

There are numerous excellent documentaries on animation- charting the production of certain films or series or highlighting the work of a particular filmmaker. It's rare that these films will be given a theatrical release, however. Thank goodness for GKIDS Films then, who have just announced that they will be bringing documentary feature Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki to cinemas in the United States.

GKIDS previously released the acclaimed 2013 documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams and Madness which showed us the inner workings of Studio Ghibli. Never-Ending Man follows Miyazaki after his (short-lived) retirement from features as he works on his first CGI short  Boro The Caterpillar.

"GKIDS is excited to be able to share this intimate, unfiltered, and incredibly insightful look at Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, at home and in the studio, as he struggles to complete his latest film", said Eric Beckman, GKIDS CEO. "Spending this much face time with Miyazaki is a rare treat, for fans and non-fans alike, as we witness in real time the passions, frustrations, irritations, and childlike enthusiasm of an acknowledged legend, acutely aware that he may be creating his final work, and striving to make something vital. More than a portrait of a filmmaker, the film is a window into the life, philosophy and essence of an artist in the act of creation."

The film will be released theatrically sometime this winter, with a date to be announced.  The film will also be released in the UK by Anime Limited but details are to be confirmed. Check out the trailer, below.