Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Work of Hayao Miyazaki

There is almost no anime fan that doesn't know and worship the work of Hayao Miyazaki. He's been animating for about 40 years, since the late 60's. He co-founded Studio Ghibli with friend snd producer Isao Takahata. Disney made a deal with Studio Ghibli for several of their movies including Spirirted Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro.

He's an amazing animator. His anime always focuses on some larger issue but it won't interfere with your enjoyment of the movie. His a total enviormentalist, as can be seen in several of his movies. His movies are often somewhat romantic, but also action packed. I recommend them to everyone!

Here's some of Miyazaki's more well known movies:

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

Porco Rosso (1992)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Spirited Away (2001)

Howl's Moving Castle (2004- but it didn't hit the states til 2005)

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