Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Japanese animator and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is known for creating enchanting and visually stunning films that have captivated audiences worldwide. Now, as Miyazaki approaches the end of his illustrious career, he is preparing to release his final film, How Do You Live? in a groundbreaking format. For the first time in Studio Ghibli’s history, the film will be presented in IMAX theaters, promising an immersive cinematic experience like never before.
IMAX: A Transformative Cinematic Experience
While Studio Ghibli’s previous films have not received the IMAX treatment during their original theatrical runs, the decision to showcase Miyazaki’s final masterpiece in this format adds an extra layer of anticipation and excitement. With How Do You Live? expected to be Miyazaki’s swan song, fans and cinephiles around the world are eagerly awaiting its release. The film is set to screen not only in IMAX, but also in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Cinema, and DTS:X formats upon its debut in Japan on July 14th, according to Anime News Network. However, international release details remain undisclosed.
Studio Ghibli’s Unique Approach
Despite the lack of promotional material, such as trailers or TV spots, Studio Ghibli has already generated significant buzz surrounding its latest release with a single poster release. The film is an original work, although it takes its name from the 1937 novel by Genzaburo Yoshino, which Miyazaki has stated has played a pivotal role in shaping the story and life of the film’s protagonist. As the animation industry eagerly awaits the release of How Do You Live? the potential for an IMAX presentation adds a new dimension to the film’s grandeur and visual storytelling. If secured by international distributors, the opportunity to experience Miyazaki’s final masterpiece in IMAX theaters could elevate the film’s impact and immerse audiences in the magic of the renowned studio, which birthed both Spirited Away and Ponyo.
Dogs are so emotionally connected to their owners that they end up in tears when they see them after being away from them, according to a new study. They get so excited and happy to meet their favorite person that they express their love through tears. It seems that having a dog is a journey of love that keeps getting better and better.
Research findings in the journal Current Biology explain dogs’ emotional responses after their reunion with their owners. It’s believed that over the years, dogs have evolved so much and have become better at communication than other animals. They have mastered the ability to communicate with humans through their eyes. Tears in their eyes are proof of how deep and mutual the relationship is between a pet and its owner. The study suggested that instead of counting the tears they shed, what matters is the volume of those tears in their eyes. They compared the volume of tears when dogs are at home to when they reunite with their owners. Dogs don’t normally weep like humans, but they express it through something commonly known as puppy-dog eyes.
Tearful Dogs Are Happy Dogs
Many research has shown that when a dog meets its owner, its body releases oxytocin in their body which is commonly known as the love hormone. This hormone is known for social bonding and care as it increases the volume of tears in their eyes. Author Takefumi Kikusui explained that the tears shed by the dogs are associated with positive emotions. He believes that they have become like a partner to humans and form deep bonds with them. Now, we all know how dogs react in a happy situation, but how they express their emotions when they are sad is still a mystery for researchers.