Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki

  • Birthday: 1941-01-05
  • Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
  • Also know as: Сабуро Акицу

Biography

Hayao Miyazaki (Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park as well as Robert Zemeckis, who pioneered Motion Capture animation, and he has been named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine. Miyazaki began his career at Toei Animation as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon where he pitched his own ideas that eventually became the movie's ending. He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry over the decade until he was able to direct his first feature film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was published in 1979. After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, he co-founded Studio Ghibli where he continued to produce many feature films until Princess Mononoke whereafter he temporarily retired. While Miyazaki's films have long enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan, he remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax released his 1997 film, Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film in Japan—until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic—and the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. Miyazaki returned to animation with Spirited Away. The film topped Titanic's sales at the Japanese box office, also won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award. Miyazaki's films often incorporate recurrent themes, such as humanity's relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki's feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. Miyazaki is a vocal critic of capitalism and globalization. While two of his films, The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky, involve traditional villains, his other films such as Nausicaa or Princess Mononoke present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities.

Filmography

Mei and the Kittenbus

2002

As Neko Bâchan (Voice)

Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

2012

As Giant Robot (voice)

Kurosawa's Way

2011

As Self

Miwa: A Japanese Icon

2013

As Himself

Ghibli and The Miyazaki Mystery

2005

As Self - Interviewee

How Ghibli Was Born

1998

As Himself

Imaginary Flying Machines

2002

As Le cochon

Lasseter-san, Thank You

2003

As Himself

Manga!

1994

As Self

Ghibli's Bookshelf

2010

As self

Making of Ponyo

2008

As Self

Production

Princess Mononoke

1997

As Director

Spirited Away

2001

As Director

Spirited Away

2001

As Writer

Castle in the Sky

1986

As Director

Castle in the Sky

1986

As Writer

On Your Mark

1995

As Director

Howl's Moving Castle

2004

As Director

Howl's Moving Castle

2004

As Screenplay

Howl's Moving Castle

2004

As Executive Producer

Porco Rosso

1992

As Director

Porco Rosso

1992

As Screenplay

My Neighbor Totoro

1988

As Director

My Neighbor Totoro

1988

As Writer

Ponyo

2008

As Director

Ponyo

2008

As Writer

Only Yesterday

1991

As Executive Producer

Whisper of the Heart

1995

As Screenplay

Kiki's Delivery Service

1989

As Director

Kiki's Delivery Service

1989

As Screenplay

Kiki's Delivery Service

1989

As Producer

Horus: Prince of the Sun

1968

As Animation

The Sky-Colored Seed

1992

As Director

From Up on Poppy Hill

2011

As Screenplay

House Hunting

2006

As Director

House Hunting

2006

As Writer

Mei and the Kittenbus

2002

As Director

Mei and the Kittenbus

2002

As Writer

The Wind Rises

2013

As Screenplay

The Wind Rises

2013

As Director

The Whale Hunt

2001

As Director

The Whale Hunt

2001

As Writer

Koro's Big Day Out

2002

As Writer

Koro's Big Day Out

2002

As Director

Imaginary Flying Machines

2002

As Director

The Day I Bought a Star

2006

As Director

The Day I Bought a Star

2006

As Screenplay

Mon Mon the Water Spider

2006

As Director

A Sumo Wrestler's Tail

2010

As Screenplay

Toy Story 3

2010

As Thanks

Yuki's Sun

1972

As Director

Yuki's Sun

1972

As Animation

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

1984

As Character Designer

The Boy and the Heron

2023

As Director

Boro the Caterpillar

2018

As Director

Boro the Caterpillar

2018

As Writer

Boro the Caterpillar

2018

As Executive Producer

The Secret World of Arrietty

2010

As Executive Producer

Doggie March

1963

As Animation

Treasure Hunting

2011

As Director

Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon

1965

As Additional Writing

Flying Phantom Ship

1969

As Character Designer

Flying Phantom Ship

1969

As Animation

Animal Treasure Island

1971

As Additional Writing

Panda! Go Panda!

1972

As Screenplay

The Story of Yanagawa's Canals

1987

As Executive Producer

Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

2012

As Character Designer

Red Crow and the Ghost Ship

1989

As Mechanical Designer

Red Crow and the Ghost Ship

1989

As Conceptual Design

Treasure Hunting

2011

As Screenplay

Imaginary Flying Machines

2002

As Screenplay

A Splendid Dance

2001

As Screenplay

A Splendid Dance

2001

As Director

Rambutan Adventures

2001

As Screenplay

Rambutan Adventures

2001

As Director

The Fish of the Fish

2001

As Screenplay

The Fish of the Fish

2001

As Director

Tacolator

2002

As Screenplay

Tacolator

2002

As Director

Bobo-kun

2002

As Screenplay

Bobo-kun

2002

As Director

Madaran's World

2007

As Screenplay

Madaran's World

2007

As Director

The Theory of Evolution

2008

As Director of Operations

Madaran's World

2007

As Director of Operations

Bobo-kun

2002

As Director of Operations

Tacolator

2002

As Director of Operations

The Fish of the Fish

2001

As Director of Operations

Rambutan Adventures

2001

As Director of Operations

A Splendid Dance

2001

As Director of Operations

The Cat Returns

2002

As Production Coordinator

Whisper of the Heart

1995

As Storyboard Artist

Piyopiyo Baba

2002

As Director

Piyopiyo Baba

2002

As Director of Operations

Piyopiyo Baba

2002

As Screenplay

On Your Mark

1995

As Screenplay

House Hunting

2006

As Producer

Pom Poko

1994

As Executive Producer

Mon Mon the Water Spider

2006

As Producer

La luna

2012

As Thanks

The Pixar Story

2007

As Thanks

The Boy and the Heron

2023

As Storyboard Artist

Boro the Caterpillar

2018

As Storyboard Artist

Madaran's World

2007

As Storyboard Artist

Nandarou

1992

As Director

On Your Mark

1995

As Storyboard Artist

Panda! Go Panda!

1972

As Key Animation

Panda! Go Panda!

1972

As Concept Artist

Panda! Go Panda!

1972

As Screenplay

Animal Treasure Island

1971

As Key Animation

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

1971

As Key Animation

Lupin the Third: Greatest Capers

1995

As Storyboard Artist

Spirited Away: Live on Stage

2023

As Original Story

Tacolator

2002

As Storyboard Artist

Bobo-kun

2002

As Storyboard Artist

Piyopiyo Baba

2002

As Storyboard Artist

A Splendid Dance

2001

As Storyboard Artist

Rambutan Adventures

2001

As Storyboard Artist

The Fish of the Fish

2001

As Storyboard Artist

Yuki's Sun

1972

As Storyboard Artist

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

1971

As Storyboard Artist

Tenguri, Boy of the Plains

1977

As Key Animation

The Wind Rises

2013

As Comic Book

Porco Rosso

1992

As Comic Book

The Secret World of Arrietty

2010

As Screenplay

The Boy and the Heron

2023

As Writer

Princess Mononoke

1997

As Writer

Spirited Away

2001

As Original Story

Princess Mononoke

1997

As Original Story

The Boy and the Heron

2023

As Original Story

Ponyo

2008

As Original Story

Castle in the Sky

1986

As Original Story

On Your Mark

1995

As Original Story

My Neighbor Totoro

1988

As Original Story

Sherlock Hound: The Movie

2024

As Director

Sherlock Hound: The Movie

2024

As Storyboard

Future Boy Conan

1979

As Director

Future Boy Conan

1979

As Storyboard Artist

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