From Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) to Wind Rises (2013), Hayao Miyazaki founded Studio Ghibli and became “one of the greatest filmmakers of our time,” said Pixar chief John Lasseter. For the past 31 years, he directed, produced, or animated up to 25 movies and short films.
Studio Ghibli films are not like any other types of animations produced in Japan or America. Miyazaki uses very human-like movements in his animation. In addition, much of the art is done using water colors. In contrast to American animation, the script and storyboards are created together, and animation begins before the story is finished and while storyboards are developing.
Here are some of the top award winning films by Hayao Miyazaki.
2. Castle in the Sky (1986)
3. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
4. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
5. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
6. Princess Mononoke (1997)