Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer, Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to become…
Born in 1941 in Tokyo. After graduating from Gakushuin University in 1963 with a degree in Political science and economics, he joined Toei Animation Company as an animator. He worked under the director Isao Takahata for scene planning and key animation for the production of The Little Norse Prince Valiant (1968). He then moved to the animation studio A Production with Takahata in 1971 where he worked on the original concept, screenplay, layout design and key animation for Panda! Go Panda! (1972). He worked at various studios such as Zuiyo eizo, Nippon Animation, and Telecom.
Miyazaki co-founded studio Ghibli in 1985 with Takahata, and has directed eight feature films since. His film Spirited Away (2001) broke every box office record in Japan, and garnered many awards, including the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2003 Academy Awards ®
Miyazaki was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2005 Venice International Film Festival.
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