Hayao Miyazaki



  • Birth Place: Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/05/1941, Capricorn
  • Profession: Director; animator; screenwriter; manga artist
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Hayao Miyazaki Fast Facts:
  • His father's family owned an airplane parts factory.
  • Often referred to as the Japanese Walt Disney.
  • Founded his own animation studio, Studio Ghibli, in 1985.
  • Established himself in Western culture with the U.S. release of Princess Mononoke (1997), which won Best Picture in Japan and set Japanese box-office records.
  • Refused to attend the 2003 Academy Awards as a protest to U.S. involvement in Iraq. 
  • Favors hand-drawn animation over computer generation
  • Hayao Miyazaki Relationships:
  • Keisuke Miyazaki - Son
  • Goro Miyazaki - Son
  • Akemi Ota - Wife
  • Hayao Miyazaki Awards:
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film not in the English Language - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film - Nominee
  • 2003 C├ęsar Awards: Best Foreign Film - Nominee
  • 2013 Oscar: Best Animated Feature Film - Nominee
  • 2014 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • College:
  • Gakushuin University, Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan (BS in Political Science and Economics, 1963)


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