|Date of Birth||January 5, 1941|
|Place of Birth||Tokyo|
Miyazaki Hayao is a very famous animator. He has been given a lot of prizes--almost every year. Especially in the work, "Tonari no Totoro", he was given all prizes for movies in 1987.
He graduated from the Faculty of Politics and Economics at Gakushuin University. After graduation, he aimed at becoming a cartoonist, but he couldn't make a living that way so he started working at Toei, a big movie company. There, he met a movie director, Takahata Isao. In 1984, they set up a studio for making an animated cartoon, "Studio Giburi". After that, they made one work each year.
Some of his major works are the following:
in 1984 Kaze no Tani no nausika in 1986 Tenku no Shiro Raputa in 1988 Tonari no Totoro in 1989 Majo no Takkyubin in 1991 Omoide Poroporo in 1992 Kurenai no Buta in 1994 Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko in 1995 Mimi o Sumaseba in 1997 Mononoke HimeHis movies are humane and warmhearted, so people from children to adults can enjoy them. Also, he is appreciated as Walt Disney of Japan in U.S.A., since their scenes are so beautiful as to be beyond description. Most of his movies make a great hit, and they always appeal very much to the audience. Their themes always deal with some aspect of "humanity", so after you watch them, you cannot help thinking how you should live humanly or what is humanity.
In 1997 summer "Mononokehime" was shown and it was a big hit. And the animation made a new record for a Japanese movie.
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References: Gendai Nihon Jinmeiroku
Reported by: Chiaki Makino
Data verified by: Rika Nishioka
Date of Report: June 5, 1996
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