Master animator Hayao Miyazaki's final feature film, The Wind Rises, will be released in the United States this year via Touchstone Pictures. 

The film will open on November 8th for a one week award Oscar qualifying run at the Landmark Theater on Pico in West Los Angeles. 

Koju Hoshino, president of Miyazaki's production company, Studio Ghibli made the announcement at last week's Venice Film Festival, that Miyazaki, 72, was retiring after this film. 

"The Wind Rises" tells the story of the man responsible for designing Japan's World War II fighter planes. The film will face Oscar competition from Pixar (Monsters University), Disney (Frozen), Illumination (Despicable Me 2), Dreamworks (Turbo, The Croods), Blue Sky (Epic) and Sony (Cloudy 2) - among others. Anyone want to speculate on its chances?