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Isao Takahata (1935–2018)


Isao Takahata was born on October 29, 1935 in Ise, Japan. He was a director and writer, known for The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013), Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and Only Yesterday (1991). He died on April 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »

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(age 82) in Tokyo, Japan

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(1988)
Only Yesterday Director
(1991)
Pom Poko Director
(1994)

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 2003 Winter Days (Short)
 1994 Pom Poko
 1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (Documentary)
  Jarinko Chie (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1981 - 1982) (chief director - 60 episodes, 1981 - 1983)
- Saishûkai to wa iu mono no... (1983) ... (chief director)
- Ôen danchô ga yattekita (1983) ... (chief director)
- Tetsu no atama wa Kachikachi-yama (1983) ... (chief director)
- Puropôzu sareta Yoshie-han! (1983) ... (chief director)
- Aa! Seiki no ragubî kessen!! (1983) ... (chief director)
 1981 Chie the Brat
  Anne of Green Gables (TV Series) (1 episode, 1979) (series director - 49 episodes, 1979)
- God's in Heaven, All Is Well on Earth (1979) ... (series director)
- The Bend in the Road (1979) ... (series director)
- Matthew's Farewell (1979) ... (series director)
- The Reaper Whose Name Is Death (1979) ... (series director)
- Matthew's Love (1979) ... (series director)
 1978 Future Boy Conan (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Sarupêjisen (1978)
- Rao hakase (1978)
 1974 Heidi a scuola (directed by)
 1974 Heidi: A Girl of the Alps (TV Series) (52 episodes)
- Mata au hi made (1974)
- Kurara ga aruita (1974)
- Tatte goran (1974)
- Chiisana kibô (1974)
 1974 Heidi in the Mountains (directed by)
 1973 Isamu the Wilderness Boy (TV Series)
 1971-1972 Lupin the 3rd (TV Series) (second director - 15 episodes)
- The Great Gold Showdown! (1972) ... (second director)
- The First Move Wins Computer Operation! (1972) ... (second director)
- Rescue the Tomboy! (1972) ... (second director)
- Catch the Phony Lupin! (1972) ... (second director)
- Which of the Third Generation Will Win! (1972) ... (second director)
 1971-1972 Apache yakyûgun (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Picchâ Abashiri (1972)
 1971 Gegege no Kitarô (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Oshimagari (1971)
 1969 Môretsu atarô (TV Series)
 1963-1965 Ken the Wolf Boy (TV Series) (series director - 86 episodes)
- Wanpaku senpuu (1965) ... (series director)
- Nihon ashi no ookami (1963) ... (series director)
- CHIBIKKO senpuu ... (series director)
- YUNIKOUN wa doko ni ... (series director)
- Chitei no joou ... (series director)
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Alternate Names:

Tetsu Takemoto
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Takahata was originally intrigued by animation after having seen the French cartoon The King and the Mockingbird (1980) (which in 1952 had been released, though deemed incomplete). He was impressed by the film, asking "Can these kind of things be done by animation?". See more »

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Frequently puts focus on characters carrying out day-to-day regular activities. See more »

Nickname:

Paku-san

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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