Isao Takahata

Name in Native Language: "高畑勲" (Japanese/JA)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Impresario / Animation Director / Animator | * 10/29/1935 († 82, 04/05/2018) | Ujiyamada, Mie prefecture (Japan)
Isao Takahata (高畑 勲, Takahata Isao, October 29, 1935 – April 5, 2018) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter and producer. In 1985, he co-founded Studio Ghibli with his long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki and Miyazaki's collaborators Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. Takahata earned international critical acclaim for his work as a director of anime films, among them Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (1994), and My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999). His last film as director was The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013), which was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Feature Film at the 87th Academy Awards. ()
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Isao Takahata (October 29, 1935, April 5, 2018), co-founder of Studio Ghibli, was one of the most famous directors of Japanese animated films. Unlike most anime directors, he did not draw and never worked as an animator before becoming a director.For the first two decades of his career from the 1960s to the 1980s, Takahata worked primarily as director for anime television. In 1985 he and his long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki formed Studio Ghibli with Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. From that point, his career transitioned into producing, directing, and writing films for Studio Ghibli. He is known for his five feature length anime films released under Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Only Yesterday (1991), Pom Poko (1994), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013).

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

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Awards & Nominations for Isao Takahata

Medal With Purple Ribbon Officier Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Ōfuji Noburō Award Mainichi Film Award for Best Animation Film Annecy International Animation Film Festival Winsor Mccay Award Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

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Movies with Isao Takahata as Actor(8)

Movies with Isao Takahata as Crew(42)

Production/Other2016 The Red Turtle
Directing/Director2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Writing/Screenplay2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Crew/Thanks2010 Toy Story 3
Directing/Director2003 Winter Days
Directing/Director1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas
Writing/Writer1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas
Directing/Director1994 Pom Poko
Writing/Screenplay1994 Pom Poko
Directing/Director1991 Only Yesterday
Writing/Writer1991 Only Yesterday
Directing/Director1988 Grave of the Fireflies
Writing/Screenplay1988 Grave of the Fireflies
Directing/Director1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals
Writing/Screenplay1987 The Story of Yanagawa's Canals
Production/Producer1986 Castle in the Sky
Production/Producer1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Directing/Director1982 Gauche the Cellist
Writing/Screenplay1982 Gauche the Cellist
Directing/Director1981 Chie the Brat
Writing/Writer1981 Chie the Brat
Production/Director of Operations1980 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother: The Movie
Directing/Director1979 Heidi, Girl of the Alps
Directing/Director1979 Ana de las Tejas Verdes
Art/Concept Artist1979 Taro the Dragon Boy
Writing/Original Concept1979 Taro the Dragon Boy
Directing/Director1977 Heidi geht nach Frankfurt
Directing/Director1974 Heidi in the Mountains
Directing/Director1973 Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
Writing/Writer1972 Yuki's Sun
Directing/Director1972 Panda! Go Panda!
Directing/Director1968 Horus: Prince of the Sun
Directing/Co-Director1968 Spooky Kitaro
Directing/Assistant Director1963 The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon
Production/Producer's Assistant1963 The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon
Directing/Assistant Director1961 The Orphan Brother

TV Shows/Series with Isao Takahata as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1978 Conan, the Boy in Future
Directing/Director1976 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother
Directing/Director1971 Lupin the Third

Full Name: Isao Takahata
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Tuesday, 10/29 1935 (October) in Ujiyamada, Mie prefecture (Japan)
Died: Thursday, 04/05 2018 (April) in Tokyo (aged: 82)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: Japanese (JA, native language)
Educated at: University of Tokyo
Employer: Toei Animation, Shin-Ei Animation, Nippon Animation, Telecom Animation Film, Studio Ghibli
Other names for Isao Takahata (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Такахата Исао"
"たかはた いさお" (Kana/Japanese)
Isao Takahata frequently works together with these people:
Hayao Miyazaki (29x, Crew)
Yoshifumi Kondou (11x, Crew)
Toshio Suzuki (9x, Crew)
Kazuo Oga (8x, Crew)
Yôichi Kotabe (8x, Crew)
Michiyo Yasuda (7x, Crew)
Yasuo Ôtsuka (7x, Crew)
Shinji Otsuka (6x, Crew)
Takeshi Seyama (5x, Crew)
Joe Hisaishi (5x, Crew)
Kanichi Kurita (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10685, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/04/2021