Mami Sunada's documentary THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS gives viewers a look inside the working process of the famed Studio Ghibli, the animation house that has been home to the celebrated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki. The filmmakers captured footage over the course of a year that saw new works being created by both Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.
"Filming from 2012 and into the early stretches of the following year, THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS catches Studio Ghibli as it crescendoes toward one of the most hectic times in the companys history." - 11/25/2014 A.V. Club
3 stars out of 4 -- "Its a fascinating look into a creative process that has been essential to the history of animation..." - 11/28/2014 RogerEbert.com