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Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

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Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao?, born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park as well as Robert Zemeckis, who pioneered Motion Capture animation, and he has been named one of the most influential people by Time Magazine.[1][2]

Miyazaki began his career at Toei Animation as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon where he pitched his own ideas that eventually became the movie's ending. He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry over the decade until he was able to direct his first feature film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was published in 1979. After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, he co-founded Studio Ghibli where he continued to produce many feature films until Princess Mononoke whereafter he temporarily retired. After taking a short break, Miyazaki returned to direct Spirited Away and has continued to direct several films since then.

While Miyazaki's films have long enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan, he remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax released his 1997 film, Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film in Japan—until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic—and the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. His next film, Spirited Away, topped Titanic's sales at the Japanese box office, also won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award. Many of his other films have won or been nominated for many awards.

Miyazaki's films often incorporate recurrent themes, such as humanity's relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki's feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. While two of his films, The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky, involve traditional villains, his other films such as Nausicaa or Princess Mononoke present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities.

Early life and education

Miyazaki, the second of four sons, was born in the town of Akebono-cho, part of Tokyo's Bunkyō-ku. During World War II, Miyazaki's father Katsuji was director of Miyazaki Airplane, owned by his brother (Hayao Miyazaki's uncle), which made rudders for A6M Zero fighter planes. During this time, Miyazaki drew airplanes and developed a lifelong fascination with aviation, a penchant that later manifested as a recurring theme in his films.[3][page needed]

Miyazaki's mother was a voracious reader who often questioned socially accepted norms. Miyazaki later said that he inherited his questioning and skeptical mind from her.[citation needed] His mother underwent treatment for spinal tuberculosis from 1947 until 1955, and so the family moved frequently.[3][page needed]

Miyazaki attended Toyotama High School. In his third year there, he saw the film Hakujaden, which has been described as "the first-ever Japanese feature length color anime."[4] His interest in animation began in this period; however, in order to become an animator, he had to learn to draw the human figure, since his prior work had been limited to airplanes and battleships.[4]

After high school, Miyazaki attended Gakushuin University, from which he would graduate in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics. He was a member of the "Children's Literature research club," the "closest thing to a comics club in those days."

Work for other studios

Miyazaki left Toei in 1971 for A Pro, where he co-directed six episodes of the first Lupin III series with Isao Takahata. He and Takahata then began pre-production on a Pippi Longstocking series and drew extensive story boards for it. However, after traveling to Sweden to conduct research for the film and meet the original author, Astrid Lindgren, they were denied permission to complete the project, and it was canceled.[3][page needed]

Instead of Pippi Longstocking, Miyazaki conceived, wrote, designed, and animated two Panda! Go, Panda! shorts which were directed by Takahata. Miyazaki then left Nippon Animation in 1979 in the middle of the production of Anne of Green Gables to direct his first feature anime The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), a Lupin III adventure film.

Miyazaki's next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika, 1984), was an adventure film that introduced many of the themes which recur in later films: a concern with ecology and the human impact on the environment; a fascination with aircraft and flight; pacifism, including an anti-military streak; feminism; and morally ambiguous characterizations, especially among villains. This was the first film both written and directed by Miyazaki. He adapted it from his manga series of the same title, which he began writing and illustrating two years earlier, but which remained incomplete until after the film's release.

Studio Ghibli was originally established in 1985, as a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten. In 2005, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Isao Takahata established a new Studio Ghibli in Koganei, Japan and acquired all the copyrights of Miyazaki's works and business rights from Tokuma Shoten.


Following the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Miyazaki co-founded the animation production company Studio Ghibli with Takahata in 1985, and has produced nearly all of his subsequent work through it. Miyazaki continued to gain recognition with his next three films. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) recounts the adventure of two orphans seeking a magical castle-island that floats in the sky; My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, 1988) tells of the adventure of two girls and their interaction with forest spirits; and Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), adapted from a novel by Eiko Kadono, tells the story of a small-town girl who leaves home to begin life as a witch in a big city. Miyazaki's fascination with flight is evident throughout these films, ranging from the ornithopters flown by pirates in Castle in the Sky, to the Totoro and the Cat Bus soaring through the air, and Kiki flying her broom.

Porco Rosso (1992) was a notable departure for Miyazaki, in that the main character was an adult male, an anti-fascist aviator transformed into an anthropomorphic pig. The film is set in 1920s Italy and the title character is a bounty hunter who fights air pirates and an American soldier of fortune. The film explores the tension between selfishness and duty. The film can also be viewed as an abstract self-portrait of the director; its subtext can be read as a fictionalized autobiography. Like many of his movies, it is richly allusive and generates a lot of its humour and charm out of its references to American film of the 1930s and 1940s. Porco Rosso, for instance, owes much to the various screen personae of Humphrey Bogart.

1997's Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-Hime) returns to the ecological and political themes of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. The plot centers on the struggle between the animal spirits who inhabit the forest and the humans who exploit the forest for industry. Both movies implicitly criticize the adverse impact of humans on nature, and portray the military in a negative light. Princess Mononoke is also noted as one of his most violent pictures. The film was a huge commercial success in Japan, where it became the highest grossing film of all time, until the later success of Titanic, and it ultimately won Best Picture at the Japanese Academy Awards. Miyazaki went into what would prove to be temporary retirement after directing Princess Mononoke.

During this period of semi-retirement, Miyazaki spent time with the daughters of a friend, one of whom became his inspiration for Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, 2001). Spirited Away is the story of a girl, forced to survive in a bizarre spirit world, who works in a bathhouse for spirits after her parents are turned into pigs by the sorceress who owns it. Released in Japan in July 2001, the film broke attendance and box office records with ¥30.4 billion (approximately $300 million) in total gross earnings from more than 23 million viewings. It has received many awards, including Best Picture at the 2001 Japanese Academy Awards, Golden Bear (First Prize) at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, and the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In July 2004, Miyazaki completed production on Howl's Moving Castle, a film adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones' fantasy novel. Miyazaki came out of retirement following the sudden departure of original director Mamoru Hosoda.[6] The film premiered at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival and won the Golden Osella award for animation technology. On November 20, 2004, Howl's Moving Castle opened to general audiences in Japan where it earned ¥1.4 billion in its first two days. An English language version was later released in the US by Walt Disney.

In 2005, Miyazaki received a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival. Later that year, Chinese media reported that Miyazaki's final film project would be I Lost My Little Boy, based on a Chinese children's book.[7] This later proved to be faked news.[8]

In 2006, Miyazaki's son Gorō Miyazaki completed his first film, Tales from Earthsea, based on several stories by Ursula K. Le Guin. Hayao Miyazaki had long aspired to make an anime of this work and had repeatedly asked for permission from the author, Ursula K. Le Guin. However, he had been refused every time. Instead, Miyazaki produced Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind and Shuna no tabi, (The Journey of Shuna) as substitutes (some of the ideas from Shuna no tabi were diverted to this movie). When Le Guin finally requested that Miyazaki produce an anime adaptation of her work, he refused, because he had lost the desire to do so.

Throughout the film's production, Gorō and his father were not speaking to each other, due to a dispute over whether or not Gorō was ready to direct.[9] This movie was originally to be produced by Hayao Miyazaki, but he declined as he was already in the middle of producing Howl's Moving Castle. Ghibli decided to make Gorō, who had yet to head any animated films, the producer instead.

In 2006, reported Hayao Miyazaki's plans to direct another film, rumored to be set in Kobe. Among areas Miyazaki's team visited during pre-production were an old café run by an elderly couple, and the view of a city from high in the mountains. The exact location of these places was censored from Studio Ghibli's production diaries. The studio also announced that Miyazaki had begun creating storyboards for the film and that they were being produced in watercolor because the film would have an "unusual visual style." Studio Ghibli said the production time would be about 20 months, with release slated for Summer 2008.

In 2007, the film's title was publicly announced as Gake no ue no Ponyo, literally "Ponyo on a Cliff."[10] The story revolves around a five-year old boy, Sousuke, and the Princess goldfish, Ponyo, who wants to become human. Studio Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki noted that "70 to 80% of the film takes place at sea. It will be a director's challenge on how they will express the sea and its waves with freehand drawing." The film does not contain any computer generated imagery (CGI) in contrast to Miyazaki's other recent work.[citation needed]

Ponyo was released in late 2009 in Japan and France, and later in the USA and Russia.

In September 2009, it was reported that Hayao Miyazaki has signed on with Studio Ghibli to direct two more feature-length films with the company over the next three years.[citation needed]
[edit] Television

Miyazaki's work in television is less known than his films. In the 1970s he worked as an animator on the World Masterpiece Theater television animation series under Isao Takahata. His first directorial credit is for the television version of Lupin III in 1971; he was co-director (with Takahata) of the second half of the first television series, and director of two episodes of the second series.

Miyazaki's most famous television work was his direction of Future Boy Conan (1978), an adaptation of the children's novel The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key. The main antagonist is the leader of the city-state of Industria who attempts to revive lost technology. The series also elaborates on the characters and events in the book, and is an early example of characterizations which recur throughout Miyazaki's later work: a girl who is in touch with nature, a warrior woman who appears menacing but is not an antagonist, and a boy who seems destined for the girl. The series also featured imaginative aircraft designs.

Miyazaki also directed six episodes of Sherlock Hound, an Italian-Japanese co-production which retold Sherlock Holmes tales using anthropomorphic animals. These episodes were first broadcast in 1984-85.
[edit] Manga

Miyazaki has illustrated several manga, beginning in 1969 with Puss in Boots (Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko). His major work in this format is the seven-volume manga version of his tale Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, which he created from 1982 to 1994 and which has sold millions of copies worldwide. Other works include Sabaku no Tami (砂漠の民, People of the Desert?), Shuna no Tabi (シュナの旅, The Journey of Shuna?), The Notebook of Various Images (雑想ノート, Zassō Nōto?), which was the basis of his film Porco Rosso.

In October 2006, A Trip to Tynemouth was published in Japan. Miyazaki based it on the young adult short stories of Robert Westall, who grew up in World War II England. The most famous story, first published in a collection called Break of Dark, is titled Blackham's Wimpy, the name of a Vickers Wellington Bomber featured in the story, whose nickname comes from the character J. Wellington Wimpy from the Popeye comics and cartoons (the Wellington was named for Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, victor over Napoleon).

In early 2009, Miyazaki returned with a new manga called Kaze Tachinu (風立ちぬ, The Wind Rises?), telling the story of Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter designer Jiro Horikoshi. The manga was published in two issues of the Model Graphix magazine, published on February 25 and March 25, 2009.


A number of Western authors have influenced Miyazaki's work, including Ursula K. Le Guin, Lewis Carroll, and Diana Wynne Jones. Miyazaki confided to Le Guin that Earthsea had been a great influence on all his works, and that he kept her books at his bedside.[21]

Miyazaki and French writer and illustrator Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) have influenced each other and have become friends as a result of their mutual admiration. Monnaie de Paris held an exhibition of their work titled Miyazaki et Moebius: Deux Artistes Dont Les Dessins Prennent Vie (Two Artists’s Drawings Taking on a Life of Their Own) from December 2004 to April 2005. Both artists attended the opening of the exhibition.[22][23] Also Moebius named his daughter Nausicaa after Miyazaki's heroine.[24]

Miyazaki has been deeply influenced by another French writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. He illustrated the Japanese covers of Saint-Exupéry's Night Flight (Vol de nuit) and Wind, Sand and Stars (Terre des Hommes), and wrote an afterword for Wind, Sand and Stars.

In an interview broadcast on BBC Choice on 2002-06-10, Miyazaki cited the British authors Eleanor Farjeon, Rosemary Sutcliff, and Philippa Pearce as influences. The filmmaker has also publicly expressed fondness for Roald Dahl's stories about pilots and airplanes; the image in Porco Rosso of a cloud of dead pilots was inspired by Dahl's They Shall Not Grow Old.

As in Miyazaki's films, these authors create self-contained worlds in which allegory is often used, and characters have complex, and often ambiguous, motivations. Other Miyazaki works, such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, incorporate elements of Japanese history and mythology.

Miyazaki has said he was inspired to become an animator by The Tale of the White Serpent, considered the first modern anime, in 1958. He has also said that The Snow Queen, a Soviet animated film, was one of his earliest inspirations, and that it motivated him to stay in animation production.[25]

Yuriy Norshteyn, a Russian animator, is Miyazaki's friend and praised by him as "a great artist."[26] Norshteyn's Hedgehog in the Fog is cited as one of Miyazaki's favourite animated films.[25]

Miyazaki has long been a fan of the Aardman Studios animation. In May 2006, David Sproxton and Peter Lord, founders of Aardman Studios, visited the Ghibli Museum exhibit dedicated to their works, where they also met Miyazaki.[27]

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.

Family life
Miyazaki's dedication to his work has often been reported to have impacted negatively on his relationship with his son Gorō.[29] He has expressed that he does not wish to create a dynasty of animators and that his son has to create a name for himself.

Miyazaki at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
[edit] Director, screenplay, and storyboards

* Lupin III Part I, 1971-1972 anime series (with Isao Takahata)
* Yuki's Sun, 1972 (Pilot film for a never-realized anime series)
* Future Boy Conan, 1978 anime series
* The Castle of Cagliostro, 1979 film
* Lupin III Part II, 1980 anime series (2 episodes in season 4 under the pseudonym Tsutomu Teruki)
* Sherlock Hound, 1982 anime series
* Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984 film
* Castle in the Sky, 1986 film
* My Neighbor Totoro, 1988 film
* Kiki's Delivery Service, 1989 film
* Porco Rosso, 1992 film
* Princess Mononoke, 1997 film
* Spirited Away, 2001 film (winner, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2002)
* Howl's Moving Castle, 2004 film (nominee, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2005)
* Ponyo, 2008 film

[edit] Shorts

* "On Your Mark", 1995 music video for Chage and Aska
* "The Whale Hunt", 2001 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "Koro's Big Day Out", 2001 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "Mei and the Kittenbus", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "Imaginary Flying Machines", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)
* "Ornithopter Story: Fly! Hiyodori Tengu Go!", 2002 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)
* "Monmon the Water Spider", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "House-hunting", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "The Day I Harvested A Planet", 2006 (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum)
* "Film Guruguru", ? (Short film exclusive to the Ghibli Museum as a part of the exhibited material)[30]

[edit] Other work

* Hols: Prince of the Sun, 1968 film: Key animation, storyboards, scene design
* Puss 'n Boots, 1969 film: Key animation, storyboards, design
* Flying Phantom Ship, 1969 film: Key animation, storyboards, design
* Animal Treasure Island (どうぶつ宝島, Dōbutsu Takarajima?), 1971: Story consultant, key animation, storyboards, scene design
* Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (アリババと40匹の盗賊, Aribaba to Yonjūbiki no Tozuku?), 1971 film: Organizer, key animation, storyboards
* Panda! Go, Panda!, 1972 short film: Concept, screenplay, storyboards, scene design, key animation
* Panda! Go, Panda! and the Rainy-Day Circus (パンダコパンダ 雨降りサーカスの巻, Panda Kopanda: Amefuri Sākasu no Maki?), 1973 short film: Screenplay, storyboards, scene design, art design, key animation
* Heidi, Girl of the Alps, 1974 anime series: Scene design, layout
* 3000 Leagues in Search of Mother, 1976 anime series: Scene design, layout
* Anne of Green Gables, Episodes 1-15, 1979 anime series: Scene design, layout
* Pom Poko , Executive Producer, Story concept
* Whisper of the Heart, 1995 film: Screenwriter, storyboards, executive producer, sequence director
* The Cat Returns, 2002 film: Executive Producer, Project Concept Designer
* The Borrower Arrietty, 2010 film: Executive Producer, screenwriter, animation planning supervisor.

Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ, Kabushiki-kaisha Sutajio Jiburi?) is a Japanese animation film studio. The company's logo features the character Totoro (a large forest spirit) from Hayao Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro. It has its headquarters in Koganei, Tokyo.[1]

Several anime features created by Studio Ghibli have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, including: Castle in the Sky, in 1986; My Neighbor Totoro, in 1988; and Kiki's Delivery Service, in 1989. In 2002, Spirited Away won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature and it remains the only film made outside the English-speaking world to have done so.


The name Ghibli is based on the Arabic name for the scirocco, or Mediterranean wind, which the Italians used for their Saharan scouting planes in the Second World War, the idea being that the studio would blow a new wind through the Japanese anime industry.[2]

Though the Italian word is pronounced with a hard /ɡ/, the Japanese pronunciation of the studio's name is with a soft g, [dʑíbɯɽi]


Founded in June, 1985, the studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. Prior to the formation of the studio, Miyazaki and Takahata had already had long careers in Japanese film and television animation and had worked together on Hols: Prince of the Sun and Panda! Go, Panda!; and Suzuki was an editor at Tokuma Shoten's Animage manga magazine.

The studio was founded after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Miyazaki for Topcraft and distributed by Tōei. The origins of the film lie in the first two volumes of a serialized manga written by Miyazaki for publication in Animage as a way of generating interest in an anime version.[2][3] Suzuki was part of the production team on the film and founded Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki, who also invited Takahata to join the new studio.

The studio has mainly produced films by Miyazaki, with the second most prolific director being Takahata (most notably with Grave of the Fireflies). Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita and Gorō Miyazaki. Composer Joe Hisaishi has provided the soundtrack for all of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films.

Many of Ghibli's works are distributed in Japan by Toho. Internationally, the Walt Disney Company has rights to all of Ghibli's output that did not have previous international distribution, including the global, non-Japan distribution rights to Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.[citation needed]

Over the years, there has been a close relationship between Studio Ghibli and the magazine Animage, which regularly runs exclusive articles about the studio and its members in a section titled "Ghibli Notes." Artwork from Ghibli's films and other works frequently features on the cover of the magazine. Between 1999 and 2005 Studio Ghibli was a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten, the publisher of Animage.

In October 2001, the Ghibli Museum opened in Tokyo. It contains exhibits based on Studio Ghibli films and shows animations, including an number of short Studio Ghibli films not available elsewhere.

The company is well-known for its strict "no-edits" policy in licensing their films abroad. This was a result of the dubbing of Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind when the film was released in the United States as Warriors of the Wind. The film was heavily edited and Americanized, with significant portions cut and the plot rewritten. The "no cuts" policy was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein suggested editing Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable. In response, a Studio Ghibli producer sent an authentic katana with a simple message: "No cuts".[4]

On February 1, 2008, Toshio Suzuki stepped down from the position of Studio Ghibli president, which he had held since 2005, and Koji Hoshino (former president of Walt Disney Japan) took over. Suzuki said he wanted to improve films with his own hands as a producer, rather than demanding this from his employees. Suzuki decided to hand over the presidency to Hoshino because Hoshino has helped Studio Ghibli to sell its videos since 1996, as well as helping to release the Princess Mononoke film in the United States.[5]

Currently, Takahata and Goro Miyazaki (director of Tales from Earthsea and Hayao's son) are developing projects for release after Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.

Significant achievements

* The first real box-office success in Studio Ghibli's history (Kiki's Delivery Service)
* The highest-grossing film of 1992 in Japan (Porco Rosso)
* The first Studio Ghibli film to use computer graphics (Pom Poko)
* The first Miyazaki feature to use computer graphics, and the first Studio Ghibli feature to use digital coloring (Princess Mononoke)
* The first Studio Ghibli feature to be shot using a 100% digital process (My Neighbors the Yamadas)
* The first Miyazaki feature to be shot using a 100% digital process; the first film to gross $200 million worldwide before opening in North America; the only anime film to win an Academy award for Best Animated Feature; the only winner of an Academy award for Best Animated Feature to be made outside the English-speaking world; the only traditionally-animated winner of an Academy award for Best Animated Feature (Spirited Away); the film to finally overtake Titanic at the Japanese box office, becoming the top grossing film in the history of Japanese cinema.

[edit] Films (excluding short films or Ghibli Museum releases)
#↓ Film↓ Original release date↓ Director↓ IMDB Rating↓
1 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 01984-03-11 March 11, 1984 Hayao Miyazaki
2 Castle in the Sky 01986-08-02 August 2, 1986 Hayao Miyazaki
3 Grave of the Fireflies 01988-04-16 April 16, 1988 Isao Takahata
4 My Neighbour Totoro 01988-04-16 April 16, 1988 Hayao Miyazaki
5 Kiki's Delivery Service 01989-07-29 July 29, 1989 Hayao Miyazaki
6 Only Yesterday 01991-07-20 July 20, 1991 Isao Takahata
7 Porco Rosso 01992-07-18 July 18, 1992 Hayao Miyazaki
8 Ocean Waves 01993-05-03 May 3, 1993 Tomomi Mochizuki
9 Pom Poko 01994-07-16 July 16, 1994 Isao Takahata
10 Whisper of the Heart 01995-07-15 July 15, 1995 Yoshifumi Kondō
11 Princess Mononoke 01997-07-12 July 12, 1997 Hayao Miyazaki
12 My Neighbours the Yamadas 01999-07-17 July 17, 1999 Isao Takahata
13 Spirited Away 02001-07-27 July 27, 2001 Hayao Miyazaki
14 The Cat Returns 02002-07-19 July 19, 2002 Hiroyuki Morita
15 Howl's Moving Castle 02004-11-20 November 20, 2004 Hayao Miyazaki
16 Tales from Earthsea 02006-07-29 July 29, 2006 Gorō Miyazaki
17 Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea 02008-07-19 July 19, 2008 Hayao Miyazaki
18 The Borrower Arrietty 02010-07-17 July 17, 2010 Hiromasa Yonebayashi
19 The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter[6] Unknown Isao Takahata
[edit] Short films (TV, theatrical, Ghibli Museum, and OVA)

* Ghiblies (2000) (TV short film)
* Ghiblies Episode 2 (2002) (Shown theatrically before The Cat Returns)
* Imaginary Flying Machines (Kūsō no Sora Tobu Kikaitachi) (2002) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* Koro's Big Day Out (コロの大さんぽ, Koro no Daisanpo?) (2003) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* The Whale Hunt (くじらとり, Kujiratori?) (2003) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* Mei and the Kittenbus (めいとこねこバス, Mei to Konekobasu?) (2003) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* Looking for a Home (やどさがし, Yadosagashi?) (2005) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* The Day I Harvested a Planet (星をかった日, Hoshi wo Katta Hi?) (2005) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* Water Spider Monmon (水グモもんもん, Mizugumo Monmon?) (2005) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)
* The Night of Taneyamagahara (種山ヶ原の夜, Taneyamagahara no Yoru?) (2006)
* Iblard Jikan (イバラード時間, Ibarado Time?) (2007)
* Cyu Zumou (2010) (Shown at the Ghibli Museum)

[edit] Music videos (theatrical and TV)

* On Your Mark (1995) (a promotional music video for Chage & Aska directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
* Portable Airport (2004) (a music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule directed by Yoshiyuki Momose)
* Space Station No. 9 (2004) (a music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule directed by Yoshiyuki Momose)
* A Flying City Plan (Soratobu Toshikeikaku) (2005) (a music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule directed by Yoshiyuki Momose)
* Doredore no Uta (2005) (a promotional music video for Meiko Haigou directed by Osamu Tanabe)
* piece (2009) (a promotional music video for Yui Aragaki directed by Yoshiyuki Momose)

[edit] Commercials

* "Sora Iro no Tane" (The Sky-Colored Seed) (1992) (TV spot for Nippon TV)
* "Nandarou" (1992) (TV commercial for NHK)
* "Hotaru No Haku" (1996) (Kinyou Roadshow houeikokuchi spot)
* "Kinyou Roadshow" (1996) (Announcement spot for Kinyou Roadshow opening)
* "Umacha" (2001) (TV commercials)
* "Shop-One" (Online Shopping Mall Announcement Spot)
* "House Shokuhin" (House Shokuhin Campaign Commercial)
* "O-uchi de Tabeyou" (House Shokuhin Series Commercial, Summer Version)
* "O-uchi de Tabeyou" (House Shokuhin Series Commercial, Winter Version)
* "Hajimaru yo, Erai Koccha-hen" (KNB YumeDigi PR Spot)
* "Kawaraban-hen" (Corporate commercial for Yomiuri Shinbubsha)
* "Dore Dore Hikkoushi-hen" (Corporate commercial for Yomiuri Shinbubsha)
* "Risona Ginkou" (Corporate commercial)

[edit] Video games

* Ni no Kuni, with Level-5 (PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS; TBA)

[edit] Other works

The works listed here consist of works that don't fall into the above categories. Many of these films have been released on DVD in Japan as part of the Ghibli Gakujutsu Library .

* Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1998) (documentary following Isao Takahata to Canada to meet Frédéric Back)
* Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1999) (documentary travelling with Hayao Miyazaki as he follows the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
* Lasseter-san, Arigatou ("Thank You, Mr. Lasseter") (2003) (thank you video created for John Lasseter)
* Yanagawa horiwari monogatari ("The Story of Yanagawa's Canals") (2003) (A documentary exploring the history of the town of Yanagawa, originally released in 1987, directed by Isao Takahata)
* Miyazaki Hayao Produce no Ichimai no CD ha Koushite Umareta (2003) (A film about Tsunehiko Kamijo's Okaasa no Shashin CD)
* Otsuka Yasuo no Ugokasu Yorokobi (2004) (A documentary about animator Yasuo Otsuka)
* Miyazaki Hayao to Ghibli Bijyutsukan (2005) (A film featuring Goro Miyazaki and Isao Takahata touring the Ghibli Museum)
* Jiburi no Eshokunin - Oga Kazuo Ten - Totoro no Mori o Kaita Hito ("A Ghibli Artisan - Kazuo Oga Exhibition - The Man Who Painted Totoro's Forest") (2007) (A documentary to commemorate an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, featuring the work of Studio Ghibli background artist Kazuo Oga)
* Ghibli no Fuukei ("Scenery of Ghibli") (2009) (A documentary hosted by Japanese actresses Tsuruta Mayu, Natsukawa Yui and actor Tetsuta Sugimoto, that follows them around Europe and Japan matching Miyazaki's storyboards to the real world scenery and attractions that served as inspiration to the settings of his animated films)
* Suzuki Toshio no Ghibli Asemamire, 99 no Kotoba ("Suzuki Toshio's Ghibli Asemamire, 99 Words") (2009) (A compilation of 49 interviews conducted by Toshio Suzuki on his weekly radio program Ghibli Asemamire, broadcasting on Tokyo FM)
* Joe Hisaishi in Budokan - 25 years with the Animations of Hayao Miyazaki (2009) (Concert footage of Joe Hisaishi's 3 nights at the Nippon Budokan venue in August 2008 where he played various pieces from throughout his 25 year collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Originally broadcast on NHK.)

Related works

These works were not created by Studio Ghibli, but were produced by members of Topcraft that went on to create Studio Ghibli in 1985; produced by Toei Animation, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Nippon Animation or other studios and featuring involvement by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, or other Ghibli staffers; or created in cooperation with Studio Ghibli.
[edit] Pre-Ghibli

* Sally, the Witch (魔法使いサリー, Mahōtsukai Sarī?) (1966) (by Toei Animation; Hayao Miyazaki was a key animator on this series, based on a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama.)
* Hols: Prince of the Sun (太陽の王子 ホルスの大冒険, Taiyō no Ōji: Horusu no Daibōken?) (1968) (Takahata's directorial debut; Hayao Miyazaki was chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer)
* The Secrets of Akko-chan (ひみつのアッコちゃん, Himitsu no Akko-chan?) (1969) (by Toei Animation, directed by Hiroshi Ikeda; Miyazaki was a key animator)
* Puss in Boots (長靴をはいた猫, Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko?) (1969) (Directed by Kimio Yabuki for Toei, written by Hisashi Inoue with gag supervision by Nakahara Yumihiko, key animators include Yasuo Otsuka, Yoichi Kotabe, Reiko Okuyama, Takuo Kikuchi, Akemi Ota, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akira Daikubara)
* Animal Treasure Island (1971) (Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda for Toei with idea construction by Hayao Miyazaki; Hayao Miyazaki was also scene designer and chief animator)
* Panda! Go Panda! (パンダ・コパンダ, Panda Kopanda?) (1972) (Directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki)
* 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1972) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass)
* Kid Power (1972–1973) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass) shown on American Broadcasting Company Saturday mornings with 17 episodes.
* Heidi, Girl of the Alps (アルプスの少女ハイジ, Arupusu no Shoujo Haiji?) (1974, by Zuiyo Eizo, which later became Nippon Animation; directed by Isao Takahata)
* From the Apennines to the Andes (Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri?) (1976, by Nippon Animation; directed by Isao Takahata; Scene setting, Layout: Hayao Miyazaki)
* The Hobbit (1977) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass; won the Peabody Award; artists include: Hidetoshi Kaneko, Kazuko Ito and Minoru Nishida;)
* Future Boy Conan (未来少年コナン, Mirai Shōnen Konan?) (1978) (by Nippon Animation; directed by Hayao Miyazaki, with one episode directed by Isao Takahata, and featured animation work by many future Ghibli staffers)
* Anne of Green Gables (赤毛のアン, Akage no An?) (1979) (by Nippon Animation; directed by Isao Takahata)
* Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro (ルパン三世 カリオストロの城, Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro?) (1979) (Miyazaki's directorial feature debut)
* The Return of the King (1980) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass; done by basically the same team that did The Hobbit, with the addition of Tadakatsu Yoshida)
* The Last Unicorn (1982) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass [1])
* The Flight of Dragons (1982) (by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass)
* Gauche the Cellist (セロ弾きのゴーシュ, Sero Hiki no Goushu?) (1982, by OH Production, directed by Isao Takahata)
* Adventures of the Little Koala (Koala Boy Kokki) (1984, by Topcraft for Tohokushinsha Film)
* Sherlock Hound (名探偵ホームズ, Meitantei Hōmuzu?) (1984, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, six episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki)
* Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (風の谷のナウシカ, Kaze no tani no Naushika?) (1984, Topcraft)
* ThunderCats (1985) (an animated series created by Topcraft for Rankin-Bass)

[edit] Cooperative works

* The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (1987) (a documentary by Isao Takahata)
* Ozanari Dungeon (1991) (an OVA series for which Studio Ghibli did some animation work)
* Shiki-Jitsu (2000) (directed by Hideaki Anno and produced by Studio Kajino)
* Satorare (Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius) (2001) (live-action film co-produced by Studio Ghibli[6] directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro)
* Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004) (a film by Production I.G, co-produced by Studio Ghibli)
* The Overcoat (2008?) (a film by Yuri Norstein, still in production, possibly being funded by Studio Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki)

[edit] Distributive works

These Western animated films have been distributed by Studio Ghibli, and now through their label, Ghibli Museum Library

* Animal Farm (1954) (a British film by Halas and Batchelor)
* Snezhnaya koroleva (1957) (a Russian film by Lev Amatanov)
* Panda kopanda (1972–1973) (two short films directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki)
* Le Roi et l'oiseau (1980) (a French film by Paul Grimault)
* Kirikou et la sorcière (1998) (a French/Belgian film by Michel Ocelot)
* Princes et princesses (1999) (a French film by Michel Ocelot)
* Les Triplettes de Belleville (2002) (a Canadian film by Sylvain Chomet)
* Azur et Asmar (2006) (Michel Ocelot)
* Moya Iyubov (2006) (a Russian film by Aleksandr Petrov)

In addition, Takahata, working with staff from the studio, contributed a segment to the 2004 experimental animation anthology Winter Days (Fuyu no Hi).
[edit] Contributive works

Studio Ghibli has made contributions to the following anime series and movies.

* Memories (1995) (cooperation in photography on Cannon Fodder sequence)
* .hack//Liminality vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase (2003) (in-between animation)
* IGPX (2005) (in between animation)
* Le Chevalier D'Eon (2006) (digital paint, in between animation)
* Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) (episode 11, animation)
* The Prince of Tennis (2001) (in between animation on the movie, Two Samurais, The First Game)
* Cardcaptor Sakura (1997) (special effects for both movies)
* Tsubasa Chronicle: Spring Thunder (2009) (in-between animation)

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Comment by Bourget- on June 7, 2012 at 12:14am

Konbanwa,members Of [and fans Of] artist Hayao Miyazaki...

Unfortunately, the video Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess was removed by Studio Ghibli Museum...Therefore, I plan to deleted the video under this discussion group. Once  again, I'm so very sorry about the inconvenience to those who wasn't fortunate enough to watch the animated film.

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Comment by Bourget- on May 25, 2012 at 9:45pm

A conversation with legendary Japanese animator and filmmaker, Hayao Miyazaki, who was honored earlier that day with the Berkeley Japan Prize (2009-2010). The Berkeley Japan Prize is a lifetime achievement award from the Center for Japanese Studies to an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the understanding of Japan on the global stage. This event was a part of the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies' 50th Anniversary program of events ( Co-sponsored by: Center for Japanese Studies and Cal Performances.

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Bonjour! and Konbanwa...

A talk by Mr. Hayao Miyazaki and Mr. Moebius  [ Jean “Moebius” Giraud (comic artist) ]

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Trailers for: Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, Laputa Castle In The Sky, Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind, and Kiki's Delivery Service.

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Bonjour! members Of [and fans Of] artist Hayao Miyazaki... Here goes a video that...

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