Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness goes behind the scenes at Studio Ghibli, home of acclaimed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, to see how he and his team create their movies. It will appeal to any fan of his work, though there's not much action, and younger viewers may not be especially enthralled. It's in Japanese with English subtitles, which means it's best for kids who can read independently. And you can expect to see plenty of people smoking cigarettes as they work.
Hayao Miyazaki's films are both beautiful and inspiring, and seeing how he goes about making them is equally fascinating.
The entire film promotes the work of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, especially the films The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Miyazaki and several other people in the film are often seen smoking cigarettes.