Yet the addition of computer generated images does not deter from Miyazaki’s well known evocation of atmosphere and emotion in the shades and nuances of his drawings. His primeval forest is not just another painted backdrop but evokes a living presence whose mystery and deep, still beauty awes and heals. There is a feeling that Miyazaki has captured in the forest of the beast-gods something that once existed a long, long time ago. The extraordinary attention to detail, with the grain and heft of every log carefully rendered, allows Miyazaki’s images to transcend the usual limits of animation. One can almost touch the night dampness on the wooden palisades, feel the heat from the furnace, and smell the smoke rising from the mill.