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Hayao Miyazaki


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 to the rest of the world will let more people... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 74 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Spirited Away
Spirited Away Director
(2001)
My Neighbor Totoro
(1988)
Howl's Moving Castle
(2004)
Princess Mononoke
(1997)

Filmography

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 2010 Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (Short) (storyboard)
 2006 House-hunting (Short) (storyboard)
 1982 Space Adventure Cobra (key animator)
 1980 The New Adventures of Gigantor (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- The Dreaded Double Robot (1980) ... (key animator)
 1979 Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (character designer)
  Anne of Green Gables (TV Series) (layout artist - 15 episodes, 1979) (scene planner - 15 episodes, 1979)
- Aki no otozure (1979) ... (layout artist) / (scene planner)
- Kyoushitsu soudou (1979) ... (layout artist) / (scene planner)
- An gakkou e iku (1979) ... (layout artist) / (scene planner)
- An kokuhaku o suru (1979) ... (layout artist) / (scene planner)
- An brôchi o nakusu (1979) ... (layout artist) / (scene planner)
  Mirai shônen Konan (TV Series) (layout artist - 26 episodes, 1978) (mechanical designer - 26 episodes, 1978)
- Taiyoutou (1978) ... (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Indasutoria no saigo (1978) ... (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Residents Under the Ground (1978) ... (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Kyuushutsu (1978) ... (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Giganto (1978) ... (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
 1977 Sôgen no ko Tenguri (Short) (layout artist)
 1977 Araiguma Rasukaru (TV Series) (key animator - 1977)
 1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (TV Series) (animator) / (layout artist)
 1975 Furandâsu no inu (TV Series) (animator - 1975)
  Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (TV Series) (layout artist - 52 episodes, 1974) (scene designer - 52 episodes, 1974)
- Mata au hi made (1974) ... (layout artist) / (scene designer)
- Kurara ga aruita (1974) ... (layout artist) / (scene designer)
- Tatte goran (1974) ... (layout artist) / (scene designer)
- Hitotsu no chikai (1974) ... (layout artist) / (scene designer)
- Chiisana kibô (1974) ... (layout artist) / (scene designer)
 1973 Isamu the Wilderness Boy (TV Series) (animator)
 1973 Panda kopanda amefuri sâkasu no maki (Short) (key animator) / (layout artist)
 1972 Panda! Go Panda! (Short) (key animator) / (layout artist)
 1971 Sarutobi ecchan (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Buku yoizuko/Futari wa shiawase (1971) ... (animator)
 1971 Ari-Baba to yonjuppiki no tozoku (key animator)
 1971 Dobutsu takarajima (key animator)
 1969-1970 Himitsu no Akko-chan (TV Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Hitoribotchi no joou sama (1970) ... (key animator)
- Yuuhi ni todoke tenshi no negai (1969) ... (key animator)
 1969 Sora tobu yûreisen (animator)
 1969 Nagagutsu o haita neko (key animator)
 1968 Horus: Prince of the Sun (key animator)
 1968 Mahô tsukai Sarî (TV Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Ashita tenki ni naare (1968) ... (key animator)
- Chiisana mahoutsukai (1968) ... (key animator)
 1965 Hustle Punch (TV Series) (key animator)
 1965 Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon (inbetween artist)
 1964 Fujimaru of the Wind (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 1964) / (key animator - 1964)
 1963 Wanwan Chûshingura (inbetween artist)
 1963 Okami shônen Ken (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 1963)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Logo Designer for the Japan Animator Expo.

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Studio Ghibli (japanese)

Alternate Names:

Miyazaki Hayao | Tsutomu Teruki

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

Last year and this year, several friends and colleagues of mine died in their 40s and 50s. Death comes to the young and old alike in no set order. It compels you to imagine that the Grim Reaper is ever lurking behind you. I myself become terrified of death when I am in a negative state of mind. But the thought of death ceases to bother me once I become productive. See more »

Trivia:

Miyazaki has had a somewhat uneasy relationship with Osamu Tezuka. Miyazaki honors Tezuka as among the creative artists who inspired him to become an animator, but stated that he felt humiliated when one day someone compared his style to Tezuka's; he felt he had to develop his own style apart from Tezuka's. He had also become increasingly critical of Tezuka's role in the development of anime in ... See more »

Trademark:

Many of his films criticize the use of violence as a means to an end while promoting peaceful reconciliation with one's enemies. See more »

Nickname:

the Japanese Walt Disney

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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