The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

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Documentary: 16 November 2013 / 118 minutes

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Mami Sunada
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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (夢と狂気の王国 Yume to Kyouki no Oukoku?) is a documentary directed by Japanese filmmaker Mami Sunada about Studio Ghibli’s two founding directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, released in Japanese theaters on 16 November 2013. The documentary shows us the lives of the two directors over the span of a year during the production of their two films, The Wind Rises (風立ちぬ Kaze Tachinu) and The Tale of Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語 Kaguya Hime no Monogatari).

The Japanese BD was released on 21 May 2014 as a "Ghibli ga Ippai Collection Special" title and includes English subtitles. Also included is a 2-minute “Digest short film" and a 32-minute piece entitled "Ushiko Saw It" (Ushiko wa Mita! ウシコは見た!) about the work of Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki during the production of The Wind Rises, told from the viewpoint of a stray cat named Ushiko that lives around Studio Ghibli.