Hayao Miyazaki

Name in Native Language: "宮崎駿" (Japanese/JA)
Film Director / Animator / Manga Artist / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Lyricist / Illustrator / Environmentalist / Animation Director | * 01/05/1941 (83) | Tokyo (Japan)
Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿 or 宮﨑 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, Japanese: [mijaꜜzaki hajao]; born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, filmmaker, and manga artist. A founder of Studio Ghibli, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and creator of Japanese animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished filmmakers in the history of animation. Born in Tokyo City in the Empire of Japan, Miyazaki expressed interest in manga and animation from an early age, and he joined Toei Animation in 1963. During his early years at Toei Animation he worked as an in-between artist and later collaborated with director Isao Takahata. Notable films to which Miyazaki contributed at Toei include Doggie March and Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon. He provided key animation to other films at Toei, such as Puss in Boots and Animal Treasure Island, before moving to A-Pro in 1971, where he co-directed Lupin the Third"> ()
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Hayao Miyazaki (Miyazaki Hayao, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park as well as Robert Zemeckis, who pioneered Motion Capture animation, and he has been named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine.Miyazaki began his career at Toei Animation as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon where he pitched his own ideas that eventually became the movie's ending. He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry over the decade until he was able to direct his first feature film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was published in 1979. After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, he co-founded Studio Ghibli where he continued to produce many feature films until Princess Mononoke whereafter he temporarily retired.While Miyazaki's films have long enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan, he remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax released his 1997 film, Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film in Japan—until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic—and the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. Miyazaki returned to animation with Spirited Away. The film topped Titanic's sales at the Japanese box office, also won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award.Miyazaki's films often incorporate recurrent themes, such as humanity's relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki's feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. Miyazaki is a vocal critic of capitalism and globalization. While two of his films, The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky, involve traditional villains, his other films such as Nausicaa or Princess Mononoke present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities.

Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Kids & Family | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Hayao Miyazaki

2x Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Film Golden Bear Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Directing in a Feature Production Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement for Writing in a Feature Production 2x Japan Academy Film Prize for Picture of the Year Nebula Award for Best Script 2x Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Person of Cultural Merit Academy Honorary Award Kikuchi Kan Prize Shiba Ryotaro Prize Asahi Prize The Jim Henson Creativity Honor Winsor McCay Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Director Seiun Award for Best Comic Inkpot Award Will Eisner Hall of Fame Mainichi Film Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film British Academy Film Awards 3x Academy Award for Best Animated Feature European Film Award for Best Non-European Film
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Movies with Hayao Miyazaki as Actor(18)

TV Shows/Series with Hayao Miyazaki as Actor(1)

Movies with Hayao Miyazaki as Crew(118)

Writing/Original Story2023 Spirited Away: Live on Stage
Art/Storyboard Artist2023 The Boy and the Heron
Directing/Director2023 The Boy and the Heron
Writing/Screenplay2023 The Boy and the Heron
Writing/Story2023 The Boy and the Heron
Writing/Original Story2023 The Boy and the Heron
Writing/Writer2023 The Boy and the Heron
Writing/Story Developer2021 Earwig and the Witch
Art/Storyboard Artist2018 Boro the Caterpillar
Directing/Director2018 Boro the Caterpillar
Production/Executive Producer2018 Boro the Caterpillar
Writing/Writer2018 Boro the Caterpillar
Writing/Original Story2018 Boro the Caterpillar
Crew/Thanks2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Directing/Director2013 The Wind Rises
Writing/Screenplay2013 The Wind Rises
Writing/Story2013 The Wind Rises
Crew/Thanks2012 La luna
Visual Effects/Character Designer2012 Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo
Writing/Characters2012 Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo
Directing/Director2011 Treasure Hunting
Writing/Screenplay2011 Treasure Hunting
Writing/Screenplay2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Crew/Thanks2010 Toy Story 3
Writing/Screenplay2010 A Sumo Wrestler's Tail
Directing/Director2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess
Writing/Original Story2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess
Production/Executive Producer2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Writing/Writer2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Directing/Director2008 Ponyo
Writing/Writer2008 Ponyo
Crew/Thanks2007 The Pixar Story
Directing/Director2006 Mon Mon the Water Spider
Production/Producer2006 Mon Mon the Water Spider
Writing/Writer2006 Mon Mon the Water Spider
Writing/Original Story2006 Mon Mon the Water Spider
Directing/Director2006 House Hunting
Production/Producer2006 House Hunting
Writing/Writer2006 House Hunting
Directing/Director2006 The Day I Bought a Star
Writing/Screenplay2006 The Day I Bought a Star
Directing/Director2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Production/Executive Producer2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Writing/Screenplay2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Directing/Director2002 Imaginary Flying Machines
Writing/Writer2002 Imaginary Flying Machines
Writing/Screenplay2002 Imaginary Flying Machines
Directing/Director2002 Koro's Big Day Out
Writing/Writer2002 Koro's Big Day Out
Directing/Director2002 Mei and the Kittenbus
Writing/Writer2002 Mei and the Kittenbus
Writing/Original Story2002 Mei and the Kittenbus
Production/Production Coordinator2002 The Cat Returns
Directing/Director2001 The Whale Hunt
Writing/Writer2001 The Whale Hunt
Directing/Director2001 Spirited Away
Writing/Writer2001 Spirited Away
Directing/Director1997 Princess Mononoke
Writing/Screenplay1997 Princess Mononoke
Art/Storyboard Artist1995 On Your Mark
Directing/Director1995 On Your Mark
Writing/Screenplay1995 On Your Mark
Art/Storyboard Artist1995 Whisper of the Heart
Writing/Screenplay1995 Whisper of the Heart
Art/Storyboard Artist1995 Lupin the Third: Greatest Capers
Directing/Director1995 Lupin the Third: Greatest Capers
Production/Executive Producer1994 Pom Poko
Writing/Story1994 Pom Poko
Directing/Director1992 The Sky-Colored Seed
Directing/Director1992 Nandarou
Directing/Director1992 Porco Rosso
Writing/Screenplay1992 Porco Rosso
Production/Executive Producer1991 Only Yesterday
Art/Conceptual Design1989 Red Crow and the Ghost Ship
Visual Effects/Mechanical Designer1989 Red Crow and the Ghost Ship
Directing/Director1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Production/Producer1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Writing/Screenplay1989 Kiki's Delivery Service
Directing/Director1988 My Neighbor Totoro
Writing/Writer1988 My Neighbor Totoro
Production/Executive Producer1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals
Directing/Director1986 Castle in the Sky
Writing/Writer1986 Castle in the Sky
Visual Effects/Character Designer1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Visual Effects/Character Designer1984 Future Boy Conan: The Big Giant Robot's Resurrection
Visual Effects/Layout Supervisor1980 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother: The Movie
Directing/Layout1977 Tenguri, Boy of the Plains
Directing/Layout1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
Visual Effects/Key Animation1973 Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
Writing/Screenplay1973 Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
Art/Storyboard Artist1972 Yuki's Sun
Directing/Director1972 Yuki's Sun
Visual Effects/Animation1972 Yuki's Sun
Visual Effects/Key Animation1972 Panda! Go Panda!
Writing/Screenplay1972 Panda! Go Panda!
Art/Storyboard Artist1971 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Visual Effects/Key Animation1971 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Writing/Screenplay1971 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Crew/Additional Writing1971 Animal Treasure Island
Visual Effects/Key Animation1971 Animal Treasure Island
Visual Effects/Character Designer1969 Flying Phantom Ship
Visual Effects/Animation1969 Flying Phantom Ship
Visual Effects/Animation1969 The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots
Visual Effects/Animation1968 Horus: Prince of the Sun
Crew/Additional Writing1965 Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon
Visual Effects/Animation1965 Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon
Visual Effects/Animation1963 Doggie March

TV Shows/Series with Hayao Miyazaki as Crew(12)

Directing/Director1984 Sherlock Hound
Visual Effects/Key Animation1980 New Tetsujin-28
Directing/Director1978 Future Boy Conan
Art/Art Direction1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother
Visual Effects/Animation1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother
Directing/Layout1974 Heidi, Girl of the Alps
Visual Effects/Character Designer1973 Jungle Kurobee
Directing/Director1971 Lupin the Third
Directing/Series Director1971 Lupin the Third
Writing/Writer1971 Lupin the Third

Additional Information

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Full Name: Hayao Miyazaki
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Sunday, 01/05 1941 (January) in Tokyo (Japan) (current age: 83 years + 142 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: Japanese (JA, native language)
Educated at: Gakushuin University, Toyotama High School, Tokyo, Suginami Ward Omiya Junior High School
Employer: Toei Animation, Studio Ghibli, Nippon Animation, Shin-Ei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Nibariki, Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation, Ghibli Museum
Represented by: Studio Ghibli
Spouses (current/former): Akemi Ōta
Children: Gorō Miyazaki, Keisuke Miyazaki
Father: Katsuji Miyazaki
Other names for Hayao Miyazaki (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Сабуро Акицу"
"宮崎 駿"
"Хаяо Миядзаки"
"秋津 三朗" (Pseudonym)
"Akitsu Saburo"
"هاياو ميازاكي"
"ฮะยะโอะ มิยะซะกิ"
"미야자키 하야오"
"हयाओ मियाज़ाकी"
"みやざき はやお" (Kana/Japanese)
"照樹 務" (Pseudonym)
Hayao Miyazaki frequently works together with these people:
Toshio Suzuki (44x, Crew)
Isao Takahata (29x, Crew)
Joe Hisaishi (24x, Crew)
Michiyo Yasuda (22x, Crew)
Takeshi Seyama (22x, Crew)
Shinji Otsuka (21x, Crew)
Atsushi Okui (21x, Crew)
Makiko Futaki (18x, Crew)
Kazuo Oga (17x, Crew)
Yoji Takeshige (17x, Crew)
Katsuya Kondo (15x, Crew)
Hideaki Anno (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:629, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/13/2024