Hayao Miyazaki


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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 76 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

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Spirited Away Director
(2001)
(1988)
(2004)
(1997)

Filmography

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 2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (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 The Castle of Cagliostro (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)
  Future Boy Conan (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 Tenguri, Boy of the Plains (Short) (layout artist)
 1977 Rascal the Raccoon (TV Series) (key animator - 1977)
 1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (TV Series) (animator) / (layout artist)
 1975 A Dog of Flanders (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 The Adventure of Panda and Friends: The Circus in the Rain (Short) (key animator) / (layout artist)
 1972 The Adventure of Panda and Friends: Panda Family! (Short) (key animator) / (layout artist)
 1971 Ecchan the Ninja (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Buku yoizuko/Futari wa shiawase (1971) ... (animator)
 1971 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (key animator)
 1971 Animal Treasure Island (key animator)
 1969-1970 Akko's Secret (TV Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Hitoribotchi no joou sama (1970) ... (key animator)
- Yuuhi ni todoke tenshi no negai (1969) ... (key animator)
 1969 The Flying Ghost Ship (animator)
 1969 Puss in Boots (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 Doggie March (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:

I have learned to accept the fact that I can be useful only in an area in my immediate proximity--say within a 30-meter radius, or 100 meters at most, in a manner of speaking. I've got to accept my own limitations. In the past, I used to feel obliged to do something for the world or humanity. But I have changed a lot over the years. There was a time when I dabbled in the socialist movement, but I... 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:

[gorging on food] Sometimes shows a character or a group of characters gorging on a meal. See more »

Nickname:

the Japanese Walt Disney

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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