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

Awards

  • 2005, Oscar — Best Animated Feature Film: Nominee
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  • 2013, Oscar — Best Animated Feature Film: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2002, Berlin Film Festival — Golden Bear: Winner
  • 2014, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Goro Miyazaki — Son
  • Keisuke Miyazaki — Son
  • Akemi Ota — Wife

College

  • Gakushuin University, Mejiro, Tokyo, Japan (BS in Political Science and Economics, 1963)

Details

  • Birth Place: Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthday: January 5, 1941, Capricorn
  • Profession: Director, Animator, Screenwriter, Manga artist
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