Really Cool Talk – Work of Hayao Miyazaki
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Really Cool Talk Work of Hayao MiyazakiDavid Powell & Jenny Song
Hayao MiyazakiWriter, director, animatorCo-founder of Studio GhibliComparable to American animator, Walt DisneyHands on in all animation projectsConsidered one of the greatest animators of all time
FilmsKikis Delivery Service (1989)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Princess Mononoke (1997)At the time, highest grossing film in JapanBrought him worldwide attention
Spirited Away (2001)Won the Academy Award for Best Animated FeatureHighest grossing film in Japan
Ponyo on a Cliff9th film at Studio GhibliFinal Film (?)Release Summer 2008
CharacterDynamic characters, neither wholly good nor wholly evilThe protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women; the villains, when present, are often morally ambiguous characters with redeeming qualities.
Themeshumanity's relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic.Miyazaki holds the view that "to be successful, companies have to make it possible for their female employees to succeed." Flight is a recurring theme
Hayao Miyazaki is my hero!