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.[3] 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.

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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.[3] 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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1941-01-05

Place of Birth Tokyo

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Сабуро Акицу
  • 宮崎 駿
  • Хаяо Миядзаки
  • 秋津 三朗
  • Akitsu Saburo
  • هاياو ميازاكي
  • ฮะยะโอะ มิยะซะกิ
  • 미야자키 하야오

Directing TV ShowsMovies

Boro the CaterpillarDirector
2013 The Wind RisesDirector
2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg PrincessDirector
2010 A Sumo Wrestler's TailDirector
2008 PonyoDirector
2006 Monmon the Water SpiderDirector
2006 The Day I Harvested a StarDirector
2006 House-huntingDirector
2004 Howl's Moving CastleDirector
2004 Miyazaki Hayao Produce no Ichimai no CD wa Koushite UmaretaDirector
2004 Yasuo Otsuka's Joy of MotionDirector
2002 Imaginary Flying MachinesDirector
2002 Koro's Big Day OutDirector
2002 Mei and the KittenbusDirector
2001 The Whale HuntDirector
2001 Spirited AwayDirector
1997 Princess MononokeDirector
1995 On Your MarkDirector
1995 Lupin III's Greatest CapersDirector
1992 Porco RossoDirector
1992 The Sky-Colored SeedDirector
1989 Kiki's Delivery ServiceDirector
1988 My Neighbor TotoroDirector
1986 Castle in the SkyDirector
1984 Sherlock Hound: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle / Treasure Under the SeaDirector
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindDirector
1979 Lupin the Third: The Castle of CagliostroDirector
1979 Anne of Green Gables(2 episodes)Layout
1978 Conan, the Boy in Future(37 episodes)Director
1977 Tenguri, Boy of the PlainsLayout
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is MissingLayout
1972 Yuki's SunDirector
1971 Lupin the Third(24 episodes)Director
1968 Blackbeard's GhostLayout

Writing

2013 The Wind RisesStory
2013 The Wind RisesScreenplay
2011 From Up on Poppy HillScreenplay
2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg PrincessWriter
2010 The Secret World of ArriettyWriter
2010 A Sumo Wrestler's TailScreenplay
2008 PonyoWriter
2006 Monmon the Water SpiderWriter
2006 The Day I Harvested a StarScreenplay
2006 House-huntingWriter
2004 Howl's Moving CastleScreenplay
2002 Imaginary Flying MachinesWriter
2002 Koro's Big Day OutWriter
2002 Mei and the KittenbusWriter
2001 The Whale HuntWriter
2001 Spirited AwayWriter
1997 Princess MononokeScreenplay
1995 Whisper of the HeartScreenplay
1995 On Your MarkAuthor
1994 Pom PokoStory
1992 Porco RossoScreenplay
1990 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water(54 episodes)Writer
1989 Kiki's Delivery ServiceScreenplay
1988 My Neighbor TotoroWriter
1986 Castle in the SkyWriter
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindComic Book
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindScreenplay
1979 Lupin the Third: The Castle of CagliostroScreenplay
1973 Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day CircusScreenplay
1972 Yuki's SunStoryboard
1972 Panda! Go Panda!Writer
1971 Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Alibaba's RevengeStoryboard

Acting

My Heart Travels the World: Hayao Miyazaki as Himself
2017 Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki
2013 The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness as Himself
2012 Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo as Giant robot
2011 Kurosawa's Way as Himself
2010 Miwa: Looking for Black Lizard as Himself
2008 Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - Studio Ghibli 25 Years Concert as Himself
2005 Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum as Himself
2004 Miyazaki Hayao Produce no Ichimai no CD wa Koushite Umareta as Himself
2004 Yasuo Otsuka's Joy of Motion
2002 Mei and the Kittenbus as Neko Bâchan

Visual Effects

1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindCharacter Designer
1976 From the Apennines to the Andes(52 episodes)Animation
1972 Yuki's SunAnimation
1971 Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves Alibaba's RevengeAnimation
1971 Animal Treasure IslandAnimation
1968 The Little Norse PrinceAnimation

Production

2004 Howl's Moving CastleExecutive Producer
2002 The Cat ReturnsExecutive Producer
1991 Only YesterdayExecutive Producer
1989 Kiki's Delivery ServiceProducer
1987 The Story of Yanagawa's CanalsProducer

Editing

2008 PonyoEditor
1997 Princess MononokeEditor
1992 Porco RossoEditor
1986 Castle in the SkyEditor

Art

2006 Tales from EarthseaConceptual Design
1976 From the Apennines to the Andes(55 episodes)Art Direction

Crew

2010 Toy Story 3Thanks

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