Anime composers and creators' involvement with Academy Award films

Rows 1-36 are music composers and artists and rows 37-90 are creators of anime and works that inspired anime or manga adaptions of their works. Finally for that is not on the list, companies that have their films nominated for Oscars and are good with anime that are:
* TOHO (Seven Samurai, Samurai: The Legend of Musashi, The Magnificent Seven, Yojimbo, The Woman in the Dunes, Kwaidan, Dodes'ka-den, Kagemusha, Ran, Primary Colors, A Simple Plan, Wonder Boys, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Persepolis, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There and Your Name)
* Sanrio (Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids? and Lost in Translation)
* NHK Enterprise 21 (The Old Man and the Sea)
* Dentsu Inc. (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Departures, Despicable Me 2, Possessions, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There)
* Dentsu Tech (The Old Man and the Sea and My Love)
* Top Craft/Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There and The Red Turtle)
* Yamamura Animation (Mt. Head)
* Tohokashinsha Film Company (Spirited Away, Lost in Translation, Howl's Moving Castle, Good Night, and Good Luck., Marie Antoinette, The Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There)
* Bandai Visual (Possessions)
* Shochiku (The Twilight Samurai, Departures and Possessions)
* Robot Commuincations (La Maison en Petits Cubes)
* GKIDS (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Secert of Kells, A Cat in Paris, Chico and Rita, Ernest & Celestine, The Wind Rises, Song of the Sea, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, When Marine Was There, The Boy and the World and My Life as a Zucchini)
* Sentai Filmworks (Possessions)
* FUNimation Entertainment (Your Name)
* Marvel Studios/Entertainment (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Solider, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Big Hero 6, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange)
* Sunrise (Possessions)
* CoMix Wave Films (Your Name)
* Shogakukan (Departures)
* Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) (Departures)
* Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) (Babel and Departures)
* Nippon Television Network (NTV) (Spirited Away, The Twilight Samurai, Howl's Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marine Was There)
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“ Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
The Wind Rises
The Grandmaster
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ” - adog1990
“ Spirited Away ” - adog1990
“ La Maison en Petits Cubes ” - adog1990
“ Black Rain
The Last Emperor
The Revenant ” - adog1990
Elliot Goldenthal
Composer, Heat
Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida and Across the Universe, among his other works. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. Young Goldenthal was fond of music and theatre...
“ Alien³
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Batman Forever
Michael Collins
Across the Universe
The Tempest ” - adog1990
Don Davis
Composer, The Matrix
“ Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Death Becomes Her
Clear and Present Danger
Legends of the Fall
Apollo 13
Toy Story
James and the Giant Peach
A Bug's Life
The Matrix
Meet the Parents
Mighty Times: The Children's March
Toy Story 3 ” - adog1990
Jimmie Haskell
Music Department, The Color Purple
“ Lust for Life
Around the World in Eighty Days
The Alamo
Cactus Flower
The Color Purple
Married to the Mob
When Harry Met Sally...
Pulp Fiction
The Matrix
Almost Famous
Catch Me if You Can ” - adog1990
Suzie Katayama
Music Department, WALL·E
“ Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Finding Nemo
Spider-Man 2
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Last King of Scotland
Revolutionary Road
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Star Trek ” - adog1990
“ Bulworth
8 Mile
American Gangster
Django Unchained
Straight Outta Compton ” - adog1990
Masamichi Amano
Music Department, Battle Royale
“ Django Unchained ” - adog1990
“ The Last Emperor ” - adog1990
“ Lost in Translation ” - adog1990
Mark Mancina
Music Department, Criminal Minds
Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day, is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely used as a temp track...
“ The Lion King
Con Air
Training Day
Brother Bear
August Rush ” - adog1990
“ Armageddon
Pearl Harbor
Spirit: Stalion of the Cinemon
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Lone Survivor ” - adog1990
John Debney
Music Department, Sin City
Academy® Award nominated and Emmy® Award winner John Debney is considered one of the most prolific and successful composers in Hollywood. His unique ability to create memorable work across a variety of genres, as well as his reputation for being remarkably collaborative, have made him the first choice of top level producers and directors...
“ Runaway Brain
The Emperor's New Groove
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
The Passion of the Christ
Spider-Man 2
Iron Man 2 ” - adog1990
Michael Nyman
Composer, The Piano
Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. Many of his filmscores were composed for the films of Peter Greenaway...
“ The Piano
The End of the Affair ” - adog1990
“ One from the Heart
Glengarry Glen Ross
Quest for Camelot
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
The Cooler
The Adventures of Tintin
La La Land ” - adog1990
Tom Keane
Soundtrack, Spotlight
Tom Keane has known music all his life and was born into a family of musical pioneers. His father, Bob Keane who founded Del-Fi Records and discovered and produced musical icons from Sam Cooke and Richie Valens to Barry White, David Gates and Bobby Fuller (I fought the Law). His Mother was a singer who sang as a teenager with Spike Jones during WWII in the USO tour entertaining the troops...
“ White Nights
Spotlight ” - adog1990
“ The Twilight Samurai ” - adog1990
“ Kagemusha ” - adog1990
“ War of the Worlds ” - adog1990
Alan Howarth
Sound Department, Army of Darkness
Alan Howarth's high school and college days took place in Cleveland, Ohio. Playing music in local rock bands, he opened for national touring acts including "The Who", and "Cream". He then began to create original music in bands "Braino" and "Pi Corp, utilizing synthesizers to make electronic music. He was invited to provide synthesizer support for fusion jazz band...
“ Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
The Little Mermaid
The Hunt for Red October
Total Recall
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Grand Canyon
Dracula ” - adog1990
Jun Miyake
Composer, Eat Pray Love
Jun Miyake is a Japanese composer. His music (e.g., the songs "Lilies in the Valley" and "The Here and After") was used in the film Pina, nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature in January 2012. He has also been awarded by the German critic's award - Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik as Best Album of the Year for his last 3 albums "Stolen from Strangers"...
“ Pina ” - adog1990
“ Sexy Beast ” - adog1990
“ The Dark Knight ” - adog1990
“ Wreck-It Ralph ” - adog1990
“ Wreck-It Ralph (as AKB48) ” - adog1990
“ Wreck-It Ralph (as AKB48) ” - adog1990
“ Good Night, and Good Luck ” - adog1990
“ The Nutty Professor
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius ” - adog1990
“ Mad Max: Fury Road ” - adog1990
“ Mt. Head
Possessions ” - adog1990
Shiro Sagisu
Music Department, Bleach
“ The Grandmaster ” - adog1990
Ryûdô Uzaki
Born in 1946, Ryudo Uzaki began his popular music career in 1973, when he set up the rock & roll band, the Downtown Boogie-Woogie Band (which had their first album of the same name), one of Japan's most popular rock bands at the time. Uzaki later moved on to a popular solo career, and then did movie & TV soundtracks...
“ The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ” - adog1990
“ The Big Short ” - adog1990
“ When Marine Was There ” - adog1990
Hayao Miyazaki
Director, Spirited Away
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan. The Walt Disney Company's commitment to introduce the films...
“ Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
Toy Story 3
The Wind Rises ” - adog1990
Masayuki Miyaji
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Spirited Away
“ Spirited Away ” - adog1990
“ La Maison en Petits Cubes ” - adog1990
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Rashomon
Seven Samurai
The Magnificent Seven
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Dersu Uzala
Runaway Train ” - adog1990
Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Inglorious Basterds
Django Unchained
The Hateful Eight ” - adog1990
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an unknown financial setback...
“ Romeo and Juliet (1936 film)
Henry V (1944 film)
Hamlet (1948 film)
Julius Caesar
Kiss Me Kate
Richard III (1955 film)
Forbidden Planet
West Side Story
The Taming of the Shrew
Romeo and Juliet (1968 film)
Henry V (1989 film)
Hamlet (1990 film)
Richard III (1995 film)
Romeo + Juliet
Hamlet (1996 film)
The Tempest ” - adog1990
“ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Around the World in Eighty Days
Journey to the Center the Earth ” - adog1990
Hans Christian Andersen
Writer, Frozen
H.C. Andersen was born in 1805. His father (Hans Andersen) was a poor shoemaker and his mother a washerwoman. The family did not have a permanent address until 1807. The family lived for the first time together at Munkemøllestræde. The father worked as an independent shoemaker, with a workshop in the livingroom...
“ The Little Match Girl
Ugly Duckling
The Red Shoes
The Little Mermaid
The Little Matchgirl
Frozen ” - adog1990
Maria von Trapp
Singer Maria Trapp was born on January 26, 1905, aboard a train, as her mother hurried from their village in the Tyrol to the hospital in Vienna, Austria. Her mother, Augusta (nee Rainer), died shortly after Maria was born, and her father, Karl Kutschera, died when she was 6 years old. As a guardian to Maria...
“ The Sound of Music ” - adog1990
Syd Mead
Art Department, Aliens
Syd Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he has visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd's movie designs have appeared in 'Star Trek - The Motion Picture" (V'ger)...
“ Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Blade Runner
Aliens ” - adog1990
“ The Abyss
Total Recall
The Prince of Egypt ” - adog1990
Chris Sanders
Born and raised in Colorado, Chris Sanders fell in love with animation at the age of ten after seeing Ward Kimball animated shorts on 'The Wonderful World of Disney'. He began drawing, and applied to CalArts after his grandmother told him about the animation program at the school. He majored in character animation...
“ Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Runaway Brain
Lilo & Stitch
How to Train Your Dragon
The Croods
How to Train Your Dragon 2 ” - adog1990
“ Memento
Batman Begins
The Prestige
The Dark Knight
Interstellar ” - adog1990
Chris Columbus
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins"...
“ Young Sherlock Holmes
Home Alone
Mrs. Doubtfire
Bicentennial Man
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The Cove
The Help
Chasing Ice ” - adog1990
Stan Lee
Writer, Iron Man
“ Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Iron Man
The Messenger
Iron Man 2
The Avengers
Iron Man 3
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Guardians of the Galaxy
Big Hero 6 ” - adog1990
“ Batman
Batman Returns
Batman Forever
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight ” - adog1990
Robert A. Heinlein
Prolific science-fiction author. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he retired, disabled, in 1934. Began writing science fiction in 1939. Winner of four Hugo Awards. Guest commentator for the 1969 Apollo 11 lunar landing. Recipient of the Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement.
“ Destination Moon
Starship Troopers ” - adog1990
“ Cinderella
Sleeping Beauty
The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella
Puss in Boots
Maleficent ” - adog1990
“ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
tom thumb
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Tangled ” - adog1990
“ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
tom thumb
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Tangled ” - adog1990
“ The Mark of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro ” - adog1990
“ Bedknobs and Broomsticks ” - adog1990
“ Pinocchio ” - adog1990
Mark Twain
Writer, Tom and Huck
Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his steamboat - "by the mark, twain".
“ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer ” - adog1990
L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum became a success with his 1883 production of "The Maid of Arran" in 1882. He was a dreamer, had a printing press and an amateur newspaper, "The Rose Lawn Home Journal" and published a coin and stamp collecting guide. He failed at almost everything through poor business sense. He had been an actor...
“ The Wizard of Oz
The Wiz
Return to Oz ” - adog1990
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass." Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, England, Charles Dodgson wrote and created games as a child. At age 20 he received a studentship at Christ Church and was appointed a lecturer in mathematics...
“ Alice in Wonderland (1951 film)
Alice in Wonderland (2010 film) ” - adog1990
J.M. Barrie
Writer, Hook
“ Hook ” - adog1990
“ Little Woman (1933 film)
Little Woman (1949 film)
Little Woman (1994 film) ” - adog1990
Anne Frank
Born in Germany in 1929 and raised and raised in Germany and Amsterdam. In 1942, shortly after receiving a diary for her 13th birthday, she and her family were forced to go into hiding to escape Hitler's persecution of the Jews. Hiding with another family and a dentist in an annex behind the building in which her father worked...
“ The Diary of Anne Frank ” - adog1990
“ The Adventures of Robin Hood
Robin Hood
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves ” - adog1990
“ The Wind Rises ” - adog1990
Agatha Christie
Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood to when she turned 12-years-old in 1902...
“ Witness for the Prosecution
Murder on the Orient Express
Death on the Nile ” - adog1990
Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, the son of John Lockwood Kipling, a museum director and author and illustrator. This was at the height of the "British Raj", so he was brought up by Indian nurses ("ayahs"), who taught him something of the beliefs and tongues of India. He was sent "home" to England at the age of six to live with a foster mother...
“ Captains Courageous
Wee Willie Winkie
Gunga Din
Jungle Book
The Jungle Book
The Man Who Would Be King ” - adog1990
“ Tora! Tora! Tora! ” - adog1990
Kon Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa has been influenced by artists as diverse as Walt Disney and Jean Renoir, and his films cover a wide spectrum of moods, from the comic to the overwhelmingly ironic and even the perverse. Ichikawa began his career as a cartoonist, and this influence is apparent in his skillful use of the widescreen...
“ The Burmese Harp ” - adog1990
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Born in Manchester, England on November 24 1849, Frances Eliza Hodgson was the eldest daughter in a family of two boys and three girls. After her father's death when she was three years old, the Hodgsdons experienced severe financial difficulties. As a young girl, she would scrawl little stories on sheets of old notebooks...
“ A Little Princess ” - adog1990
Mary Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband...
“ Young Frankenstein
Frankenstein ” - adog1990
Victor Hugo
Although Hugo was fascinated by poems from childhood on, he spent some time on the polytechnic university of Paris until he dedicated all his work to literature. He was one of the few authors who were allowed to reach popularity during lifetime and one of the leaders of French romance. After the death...
“ Les Misérables (1935 film)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 film)
Les Misérables (2012 film) ” - adog1990
Nelson Shin
Animation Department, The Simpsons
Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has been for American television...
“ The Simpsons: The Longest Daycare ” - adog1990
“ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 film)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film)
Treasure Planet ” - adog1990
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
Writer, Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes' baptism occurred on October 9, 1547, at Alcala de Henares, Spain, so it is reasonable to assume he was born around that time, and Alcala de Henares has long claimed itself as his birthplace. The son of Rodrigo de Cervantes, an itinerant and not-too-successful surgeon, Miguel was educated by monks as he and his family wandered from city to city...
“ Man of La Mancha ” - adog1990
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The next year...
“ The Little Prince ” - adog1990
“ The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
Young Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes ” - adog1990
George Lucas
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional race-car driver...
“ American Graffiti
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Return to Oz
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Godfather: Part III
Jurassic Park
Men in Black
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens ” - adog1990
“ Backdraft ” - adog1990
Alexandre Dumas père
His paternal grandparents were Marie Cessete Dumas (a Haitian slave) and Marquis Antoine Davy de la Pailleterie. Antoine disapproved of their son, Thomas-Alexandre, joining the French army under the "Davy de la Pailleterie" name, so Thomas-Alexandre used his mother's surname instead. He became a valued general of Napoleon...
“ The Three Musketeers
The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge
Queen Margot ” - adog1990
“ Possessions ” - adog1990
“ Mt. Head ” - adog1990
Maurice Maeterlinck
Maeterlinck was a revolutionary symbolist playwright from Belgium. His influence on modern drama is vast and he was one of the best known figures in Europe in the early twentieth century, both for his plays and his philosophical writings. Best known today for his fantasy play "The Blue Bird", which has been adapted into a number of films...
“ The Blue Bird ” - adog1990
“ Toy Story 3
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ” - adog1990
“ Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
Toy Story 3
The Wind Rises
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya ” - adog1990
“ Howl's Moving Castle
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
When Marine Was There ” - adog1990
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Animation Department, Spirited Away
“ Spirited Away
Howl's Moving Castle
The Wind Rises
When Marine Was There ” - adog1990
“ Your Name ” - adog1990