TCM Honors ‘Japan’s Disney’ in Jan.


Turner Classic Movies will honor animator Hayao Miyazaki, one of Japan's most celebrated filmmakers, throughout the month of January.

Every Thursday throughout the month, the network will air a film from “the Walt Disney of Japan,” first in its English-dubbed format, then in an encore presented with the original Japanese-language track.

TCM’s salute to Miyazaki will kick off Jan. 5 with 2002’s Spirited Away, for which the director won an Oscar for “Best Animated Film.”