Biography

Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is one of the most famous directors of Japanese animated films. Unlike most anime directors, he doesn't draw and never worked as an animator before becoming a director.

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Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is one of the most famous directors of Japanese animated films. Unlike most anime directors, he doesn't draw and never worked as an animator before becoming a director.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1935-10-29

Place of Birth Ujiyamada, Mie prefecture, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Такахата Исао
  • 高畑勲
  • たかはた いさお

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2014 Anne of Green Gables Digest VersionDirector
2013 The Tale of the Princess KaguyaDirector
2010 Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green GablesDirector
2003 Winter DaysDirector
1999 My Neighbors the YamadasDirector
1994 Pom PokoDirector
1991 Only YesterdayDirector
1988 Grave of the FirefliesDirector
1987 The Story of Yanagawa's CanalsDirector
1982 Gauche the CellistDirector
1981 Chie the BratDirector
1979 Anne of Green Gables(2 episodes)Director
1978 Conan, the Boy in Future(2 episodes)Director
1976 From the Apennines to the Andes(55 episodes)Director
1973 Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day CircusDirector
1972 Panda! Go Panda!Director
1971 Lupin the Third(23 episodes)Director
1968 The Little Norse PrinceDirector
1963 The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed DragonAssistant Director

Writing

2013 The Tale of the Princess KaguyaScreenplay
2013 The Tale of the Princess KaguyaStory
2010 Anne of Green Gables: Road to Green GablesWriter
1999 My Neighbors the YamadasWriter
1994 Pom PokoScreenplay
1991 Only YesterdayWriter
1988 Grave of the FirefliesScreenplay
1987 The Story of Yanagawa's CanalsWriter
1982 Gauche the CellistScreenplay
1981 Chie the BratWriter
1979 Anne of Green Gables(52 episodes)Writer

Acting

My Heart Travels the World: Isao Takahata as Himself
2013 The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness as Himself
2013 Isao Takahata and His Tale of the Princess Kaguya as Himself
2007 Oga Kazuo Exhibition: Ghibli No Eshokunin - The One Who Painted Totoro's Forest
2005 Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum as Himself
2004 Yasuo Otsuka's Joy of Motion

Production

2016 The Red TurtleOther
1986 Castle in the SkyProducer
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindProducer

Creator

1974 Heidi, Girl of the AlpsCreator

Crew

2010 Toy Story 3Thanks

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