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Birth Date: 5 January 1941
Birth Place: Bunkyō-ku
Known as: | Miyazaki Hayao | | Tsutomu Teruki |
Sex: male
Awards: | Academy Award for Best Animated Feature | | Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Animated Film | | Golden Bear | | Annie Award for Directing in a Feature Production | | Annie Award for Writing in a Feature Production | | Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year | | Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year | | Nebula Award for Best Script | | Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year | | Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year | | Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievements | | 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 |
Nomitations: Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Academy Award for Best Animated Feature European Film Award for Best Non-European Film
Birth date: 5 January 1941
Birth place: Bunkyō-ku
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Father: Katsuji Miyazaki
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Spouses: | Akemi Ōta |
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Children: | Gorō Miyazaki | | Keisuke Miyazaki |
Native languages: | Japanese |
Writing languages: | Japanese |
All languages: | Japanese |
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Ethnic groups: | Japanese people |
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Also known as: | Miyazaki Hayao | | Tsutomu Teruki |
Native name: 宮崎駿 (Japanese)
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Family name: | Miyazaki |
Pseudonyms: | 秋津 三朗 | | 照樹 務 |
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Copyright: works protected by copyrights
Citizenship: | Japan |
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Residence: | Tokorozawa |
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Education: | Gakushuin University | | Toyotama High School, Tokyo | | Suginami Ward Omiya Junior High School |
Influenced by: | Osamu Tezuka | | Sōji Yamakawa | | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | | Ursula K. Le Guin | | Jean Giraud | | Yuri Norstein | | Lev Atamanov |
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Described by: | Larousse Encyclopedia online | | Great Encyclopedia of Cyril and Methodius | | Kotobank | | Obalky knih.cz |
Website: | https://www.ghibli.jp |
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Work period start: 1963
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Floruit: | 1985 |
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Occupation: | film director | | animator | | mangaka | | screenwriter | | film editor | | film producer | | lyricist | | illustrator | | environmentalist | | director | | comics artist | | character designer | | mechanical designer | | animation director |
Employer: | Toei Animation | | Studio Ghibli | | Nippon Animation | | Shin-Ei Animation | | TMS Entertainment | | Nibariki | | Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation | | Ghibli Museum |
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Hayao Miyazaki Biography and Interesting Facts

Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao, [mijaꜜzaki hajao]; born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist. A co-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 Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, 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 Part I alongside Takahata. After moving to Zuiyō Eizō (later known as Nippon Animation) in 1973, Miyazaki worked as an animator on World Masterpiece Theater, and directed the television series Future Boy Conan (1978). He joined Tokyo Movie Shinsha in 1979 to direct his first feature film The Castle of Cagliostro as well as the television series Sherlock Hound. In the same period, he also started writing and illustrating the manga Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1982–1994), and he also directed the 1984 film adaptation produced by Topcraft. Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli in 1985. He directed numerous films with Ghibli, including Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), and Porco Rosso (1992). The films were met with critical and commercial success in Japan. Miyazaki's film Princess Mononoke was the first animated film ever to win the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year, and briefly became the highest-grossing film in Japan following its release in 1997; its distribution to the Western world greatly increased Ghibli's popularity and influence outside Japan. His 2001 film Spirited Away became the highest-grossing film in Japanese history, winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, and is frequently ranked among the greatest films of the 2000s. Miyazaki's later films—Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), and The Wind Rises (2013)—also enjoyed critical and commercial success. Following the release of The Wind Rises, Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films, though he returned to work on the upcoming feature film How Do You Live? in 2016. Miyazaki's works are characterized by the recurrence of themes such as humanity's relationship with nature and technology, the wholesomeness of natural and traditional patterns of living, the importance of art and craftsmanship, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic in a violent world. The protagonists of his films are often strong girls or young women, and severa ... Read full biography