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 78 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Spirited Away Director
(2001)
My Neighbor Totoro Art Department
(1988)
(2004)
(1997)

Filmography

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 2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (Short) (storyboard)
 2006 House-hunting (Short) (storyboard)
 2001 The Whale Hunt (Short) (storyboard artist)
 1992 Nandarou (TV Short) (key animator)
 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 Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (character designer)
 1979 Conan, the Boy in Future (mechanical 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) (character designer - 26 episodes, 1978) (layout artist - 26 episodes, 1978) (mechanical designer - 26 episodes, 1978)
- Indasutoria no saigo (1978) ... (character designer) / (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Residents Under the Ground (1978) ... (character designer) / (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Kyuushutsu (1978) ... (character designer) / (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Sarupêjisen (1978) ... (character designer) / (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
- Futatabi Indasutoria e (1978) ... (character designer) / (layout artist) / (mechanical designer)
 1977 Tenguri, Boy of the Plains (Short) (layout artist)
 1977 Rascal the Raccoon (TV Series) (key animator - 20 episodes)
- Kago no naka (1977) ... (key animator)
- Kubiwa to kawa himo (1977) ... (key animator)
- Mori to mizuumi no natsu matsuri (1977) ... (key animator)
- Mori de mitsuketa kojika (1977) ... (key animator)
- Hashire hashire bokura no kanuu (1977) ... (key animator)
  3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (TV Series) (animator - 52 episodes, 1976) (layout artist - 52 episodes, 1976)
- Back to Genova with Mother (1976) ... (animator) / (layout artist)
- Finally to Mother (1976) ... (animator) / (layout artist)
- Run, Marco! (1976) ... (animator) / (layout artist)
- Mother's Calling (1976) ... (animator) / (layout artist)
- Don't Die, My Burro (1976) ... (animator) / (layout artist)
 1975 A Dog of Flanders (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Furui chôbo (1975) ... (animator)
  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 Samurai jaiantsu (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Hoero! BANBABAN (1973) ... (key animator)
 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 Yuki's Sun (Short) (character designer)
 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 Mûmin (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Shiruku hatto no himitsu (1969) ... (key animator: Mushi)
 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)
 1965-1966 Hustle Punch (TV Series) (key animator - 6 episodes)
- Jishin urimasu (1966) ... (key animator)
- Ômono o tsuriagero (1966) ... (key animator)
- Akogare no gaikoku ryokô (1966) ... (key animator)
- Pettanko sôdô (1966) ... (key animator)
- Sokonuke dai sâkasu (1965) ... (key animator)
 1963-1965 Ken the Wolf Boy (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 86 episodes)
- Wanpaku senpuu (1965) ... (inbetween artist)
- Chitei no joou (1965) ... (inbetween artist)
- Utagawareta ookami tachi (1964) ... (inbetween artist)
- Amazon Kara Kita Kondoru (1964) ... (inbetween artist)
- Nihon ashi no ookami (1963) ... (inbetween artist)
 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)
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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 »


Alternate Names:

Miyazaki Hayao | Tsutomu Teruki

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you watch the subtitled version you are probably missing just as many things. There is a layer and a nuance you're not going to get. Film crosses so many borders these days. Of course it is going to be distorted. See more »

Trivia:

Miyazaki claims that he does not believe young manga artists should imitate the work of their predecessors. In his opinion, influence is supposed to drive the medium forward; and although Miyazaki markets his own name brand well, he is nevertheless also critical of the godlike status bestowed on himself. He sees such praise as stifling instead of encouraging the exploration of creativity and the ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently makes references to nature, ecology and pollution in his films (Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away). See more »

Nickname:

the Japanese Walt Disney

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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