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Transcript of Hayao Miyazaki
Just who He is.
Birth & Education
Inspirations in Film
Style of Directing
Hayao Miyazaki is an Oscar winning animator, director, and producer from Japan best known for his beautifully hand-drawn animation films that captured hearts around the world .
“You must see with eyes unclouded by hate. See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good. Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
Miyazaki was born January 5, 1941, Tokyo.
switch schools several times and settled at Omiya Junior High.
Graduated from Toyotama High School
Attend Gakushuin University and graduated from Gakushuin in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics.
His interest in animation was sparked by the film "The Tale of the White Serpent", (also know as "Panda and the Magacal Serpent") released in 1958, by Shin Uehara.
A number of Western authors have influenced Miyazaki's work, including:
Ursula K. Le Guin
and Diana Wynne Jones
John Lasseter, director of Pixar's A Bug's Life and the Toy Story series, calls the works of Miyazaki "the most inspirational films" for him, especially in directing Toy Story.
Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft, directors of Disney's Mulan ("Miyazaki is like a God to us")
Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, directors of Beauty and the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Glen Keane, Disney's supervising animator for characters like Ariel, the Beast, Pocahontas, and Aladdin.
Paul Dini, the writer and producer of various animated Batman and Superman TV series, TV specials and films in the 1990s, regards Miyazaki as "terrific," "phenomenal," and "a filmmaker who just transcends live-action and animation."
Pete Docter, director of the popular films Up and Monsters, Inc. as well as a co-creator of other Pixar works, has praised Miyazaki and described him as an influence.
During World War II, Miyazaki's father, Katsuji, was director of Miyazaki Airplane, owned by his brother (Hayao Miyazaki's uncle). During this time, Miyazaki developed a lifelong fascination with aviation (his signature style in almost all his films).
People Miyazaki Infulenced
Personal History in the Industry
He has also said that The Snow Queen was one of his earliest inspirations
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
and Yuriy Norshteyn
Ursula K. Le Guin
Diana Wynne Jones
Recurrence of progressive themes, such as environmentalism, pacifism, feminism, and the absence of villains.
His films are also frequently concerned with childhood transition and a marked preoccupation with flight.
As far as techniques go, Miyazaki's would be most well know for his 100% hand drawn animation.
He started his career in 1963 as an animator at the studio Toei Douga studio, and was later involved in many early classics of Japanese animation working with many directors such as Isao Takahata. He later left Toei Douga studio in 1971 for Mushi Production, A Pro, Nippon Animation, and TMS Entertainment where he co-directed 14 episodes of the first Lupin III series with Isao Takahata. Also working as an animator on the World Masterpiece Theater with Takahata.
"It's funny how you wake up each day and never really know if it will be the one that will change your life FOREVER."
The Castle of Cagliostro
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Whisper of the Heart
On Your Mark
Koro's Big Day Out
Mei and the Kittenbus
Imaginary Flying Machines
The Cat Returns Yes
Howl's Moving Castle
Monmon the Water Spider
The Day I Harvested A Planet
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess
The Secret World of Arrietty
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises
"You should never judge other by their look.I love Ponyo, whether she a fish, a human, or something in between."
Studio Ghibli began in June 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind with funding by Tokuma Shoten.
His first film with Ghibli was released in 1986, Laputa: Castle in the Sky
Studio Ghibli has produced eighteen feature films, several short films, television commercials, and a television film.
Eight of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away being the highest, grossing over $274 million worldwide.
Hayao Miyazaki has become one of the forerunners of Japanese animation. Fellow animator Stan Lee, writing for Time magazine, said of him,
"In the field of theatrical animation, where talent abounds and everyone has his or her own style, the art and creativity of Hayao Miyazaki are unrivaled. For decades, he has arguably been Japan's leading cult figure to fans of manga (comic books) and anime (animated films)—in a nation where those art forms are held in the highest regard."
Hayao Miyazaki's Most Well-Known Animations:
Rank #5 on the Highest-grossing anime films.
Miyazaki first became famous in his own country, but his animated films are such works of art that they cross all international barriers, and he has become a sensation around the world.
David Ansen of Newsweek said of the animator, "Hayao Miyazaki seems to be one of those artists (and there aren't many) who just can't fail to make magic."
Jean Giraud (Moebius) named his daughter Nausicaa after Miyazaki's heroine.
Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino have cited Miyazaki's work as having the biggest influence on the universe and style of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
For the beautiful flying sequence of an eagle in Rescuers Down Under, director Hendel Butoy, who regards Miyazaki as "the greatest animator," was inspired by the breathtaking flying scenes that are the signature of Miyazaki's films.
Kevin Altieri paid homage to Miyazaki in his direction of several episodes of Batman: The Animated Series.
The creator of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, Hironobu Sakaguchi
The post-apocalyptic setting of SNK's Crystalis was inspired by Miyazaki's Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of the seminal Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. series.
Although "Miyazaki" may not yet be a household name outside Japan, he is already very well known and respected by many people in the entertainment industry in the United States and elsewhere.
Video Games Influenced:
His major work was the Nausicaä manga, an epic tale he worked on intermittently from 1982 to 1994
Another manga, Hikoutei Jidai, was later evolved into his 1992 film Porco Rosso.
In October 2006, A Trip to Tynemouth was published in Japan.
Then the most famous story, first published in a collection called Break of Dark, is titled Blackham's Wimpy
In early 2009, Miyazaki began writing a new manga called Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), published in two issues of the Model Graphix magazine.
In addition to animation, Miyazaki also draws manga.
Nominated for the BAFTA Film Award in 2004 For Best Film Not In English Language - Spirited Away
Nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year - Howl's Moving Castle
Nominated in 2009 for Best Director - Ponyo
Asian Film Awards
Award of the Japanese Academy
Won Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002
Won the Hollywood Film Award in 2005 for Animation of the Year - Howl's Moving Castle
Hollywood Film Festival
Won an Oscar in 2003 for Best Animated Feature - Spirited Away
In total he has won and been nominated for seventy-one different awards globally in seven different countries winning forty-nine of the seventy-one awards.
2003 Won, Annie Outstanding Directing in an Animated Feature Production & Outstanding Writing in an Animated Feature Production: Spirited Away
Miyazaki did not attend the awards show personally. He later explained that it was because he "didn't want to visit a country that was bombing Iraq”.
Aside from being a well-known director, he is even more famous as an animator as well as a writer, producer and manga artist. Miyazaki never participates in a film or video that he does not have a say in, in which majority of the films and art he has created himself or assisted in.