Fans Recently Payed Homage to Hayao Miyazaki's Retirement on Vine

By: Sarah Dos Santos - Published: Sep 9, 2013 • References: mashable and mashable
Hayao Miyazaki, a world-famous Japanese animator and director, recently announced his plan to retire and many fans took to Vine to pay tribute to his work. These videos have gone viral and fans really got creative!

It all started with a contest by Mashable. Fans were asked to make a Vine dedicated to the animated universe Miyazaki created. Word spread and many filmed their own homemade animations of characters from Miyazaki's films. Some of the submissions were animations that jumped right off the page, stop-motion mini-films, and fans dressed as their favorite characters.

These endeavors are so catchy and inventive! With platforms like Vine, there's no telling what the average person can do to make an impact on the world of creativity -- art inspires art.