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Hayao Miyazaki

Born: 05 January, 1941
Country of Birth: Japan

"Is someone different at age 18 or 60? I believe one stays the same."


Born January 5, 1941 in Tokyo. After graduating from the Gakushuin University in 1963 with a Political Science and Economics degree, he joined Toei Animation Company as an animator. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with director Isao Takahata, and has directed nine feature films since. His film SPIRITED AWAY has broken every box office record in Japan, and garnered many awards, including the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, and the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2003 U.S. Academy Awards, and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE received the Osella award at the 2004 Venice Film Festival. Miyazaki was awarded with the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2005 Venice Film Festival. He has announced his retirement from directing feature film with THE WIND RISES, released in Japan in 2013 and Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


TV Series
THE FUTURE BOY CONAN (Mirai Shonen Konan-26 episodes), 1978
LUPIN THE THIRD 'The Second TV Series' (Shin Rupan Sansei-2 episodes), 1980
THE GREAT DETECTIVE HOLMES (Meitantei homuzu-6 episodes), 1982
Short Films
THE BLUE SEED (Sorairo no Tane), 1992
ON YOUR MARK (On Your Mark), 1995
THE WHALE HUNT (Kujiratori), 2001
KORO?S BIG DAY OUT (Koro no Osanpo), 2001
MEI & THE BABY CAT BUS (Mei to Koneko Basu), 2002
THE HOUSE HUNT (Yadosagashi), 2006
MON MON THE WATER SPIDER (Mizugumo Monmon), 2006
THE DAY I BOUGHT A STAR (Hoshi wo Katta Hi), 2006
Feature Films
THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (Rupan Sansei Kariosutoro no shiro), 1979
NAUSICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (Kaze no Tani no Nausica), 1984
LAPUTA CASTLE IN THE SKY (Tenku no Shiro Laputa), 1986
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Tanari no Totoro), 1988
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (Majo no Takkyubin), 1989
PORCO ROSSO (Kurenai no Buta), 1992
PRINCESS MONONOKE (Mononoke Hime), 1997
SPIRITED AWAY (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi), 2001
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro), 2004
PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA (Gake no Ue no Ponyo), 2008

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