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animator Hayao Miyazaki of Japan (smiling)          short profile

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works about Hayao Miyazaki

movies by Hayao Miyazaki
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"Miyazaki knows the secret language of children."
— Lev Grossman, Time Magazine, 2009

          Hayao Miyazaki was born 5 January 1941 in Tokyo, Japan; his father and uncle ran an aircraft parts company during the war (said to be the source of Miyazaki's lifelong fascination with flying). While in high school, he saw the first color animé feature film, "Hakujaden (The Tale of The White Serpent)" [1958], and decided to become an animator. He graduated from Gakushuin University in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics, and was then hired by Toei Animation.

          Miyazaki first gained recognition at Toei when he suggested a better ending for "Gulliver's Travels Beyond The Moon" [1965], which was added to the film; he worked as scene designer, storyboard artist & segment director until leaving Toei in 1971 to work with his mentor Isao Takahata; they both left Nippon Animation in 1979, and Miyazaki directed his first feature film, "Lupin III and The Castle of Cagliostro" [1979]. Miyazaki's next project, "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind" [1984], was the first feature both written & directed by him; he published the manga comic series as the basis for getting funding to make the movie. The success of "Nausicaä" enabled the founding of Studio Ghibli with partners Isao Takahata & Toshio Suzuki (as a division of publisher Tokuma Shoten).

          Success followed success: "Laputa, Castle In The Sky" [1986], "My Neighbor Totoro" [1988], "Kiki's Delivery Service" [1989], and "Porco Rosso" [1992]. He planned to retire after making "Princess Mononoke" [1997], but its unparalelled success attracted investment from Disney, and a whole new world opened up for Studio Ghibli. "Princess Mononoke" replaced Spielberg's "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial" [1982] as Japan's all-time box-office champion until overtaken by worldwide smash "Titanic" [1997]; then in 2001, Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" topped "Titanic" and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
          Miyazaki has drawn many manga comic graphic novel series since 1965, and recently released two issues of "Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises)", which tell the story of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane of World War II.

          Miyazaki married a fellow animator in 1965; they have two sons, Goro and Keisuke. Keisuke is a wood artist; animator & filmmaker Goro and his father were not speaking for many years, but Goro Miyazaki recently completed "Tales From Earthsea" [2006] and "From Up On Poppy Hill" [2011], both produced by Studio Ghibli.
          After the excitement of the Summer 2009 U.S.A. release of "Ponyo" abated, Miyazaki stepped back and worked as screenwriter & producer for "The Borrowers", released July 2010 in Japan, followed by Disney USA release in February 2012. His latest entries on IMDb show the feature film "Kaze Tachinu" and "Porco Rosso 2", both due in 2013.
          Studio Ghibli announced at the Venice International Film Festival in July 2013 that "Kaze Tachinu" will be Miyazaki's final film.


Oscar statuette is a trademark of A.M.P.A.S.    Hayao Miyazaki won the Best Animated Feature Oscar® for "Spirited Away [2002]
and was nominated for "Howl's Moving Castle" [2004]

He has also won
16 Mainichi Film Concours Awards (1980-2004)
five Kinema Junpo Awards (1985-2002)
the Winsor McCay Award (1998) & two Annie Awards (2003) from A.S.I.F.A.
the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Japanese Academy (2002)
the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films (2004)
a Career Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival (2005)
the Animation of The Year Award at Hollywood Film Festival (2005)
a shared Nebula Award for Best Script (2007)
two awards at Venice Film Festival (2008)


Hayao Miyazaki entry at Wikipedia
Hayao Miyazaki credits [since 1963] at Internet Movie Database
browse Hayao Miyazaki on DVD at Amazon
search for Hayao Miyazaki on VHS & DVD at Amazon
Hayao Miyazaki books catalog at Amazon
listed as one of the Time 100 in Time Magazine Special Issue (April 2005)
Hayao Miyazaki WebRing
Chihiro's Hayao Miyazaki fansite

bilingual logo for Studio Ghibli in Japan       
official Studio Ghibli website [in Japanese]
Team Ghiblink's fansite


Works  About  Hayao Miyazaki

Starting Point: 1979-1996 book by Hayao Miyazaki  "Starting Point: 1979-1996" [1996 & 2009] by Hayao Miyazaki
originally published in Japan as "Shuppatsuten: 1979-1996" [1996]; 2009 English edition translated by Beth Cary & Frederik L. Schodt; with a Foreword by John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney Pictures
VIZ Media 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2009] for $19.79
Miyazaki / Master   "Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation - Films, Themes, Artistry" [1999]
by Helen McCarthy

Stone Bridge Press 9x7 pb [9/99] for $13.27

"Ghibli et le Mystère Miyazaki" [French TV Jan 2005]
52 minute French- and Japanese-language TV documentary; interviewees include key directors Isao Takahata
& Hayao Miyazaki, and Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

"Le Voyage de Chihiro: La Philosophie du Studio Ghibli" [France March 2005]
10-minute Japanese-language documentary directed by Jérôme Wybon; primary interviewees Hayao Miyazaki
& Ghibli President Toshio Suzuki; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

Animé Art of Hayao Miyazaki  
"The Animé Art of Hayao Miyazaki" [2006]
by Dani Cavallaro

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [1/2006] for $35.00

"Professional: All About Hayao Miyazaki" TV episode [N.H.K. Japan Aug 2008]
88-minute talk-show episode; credited guests include Katsuya Kondô, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki
& Noboru Yoshida; video/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki & Isao Takahata book by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc  
"Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki & Isao Takahata" [2009]
by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Oldcastle Books 7½x5½ pb [9/2009] for $16.31


Hayao Miyazaki credits at Internet Movie Database

Disney's Miyazaki Collection website
{"Kiki", "Spirited Away", "Castle In The Sky"}

Best of Miyazaki Collection DVD box set  "The Best of Miyazaki Collection" 9 Pack DVD Box Set [2006]
Studio Ghibli widescreen color DVD [2006] 18 disks - out of prodn/used
contains nine animated feature films: "Castle In The Sky" [1986]; "The Cat Returns" [2003]; "Howl's Moving Castle" [2005]; "Kiki's Delivery Service" [1989]; "My Neighbor Totoro" [1988]; "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind" [1984]; "Porco Rosso" [1992]; "Spirited Away" [2002]; and "Whisper of The Heart" [script 1995]
Studio Ghibli Movie Collection DVD box set  "Studio Ghibli Movie Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
{bootleg?} widescreen color DVD set [2011] 6 disks via Amazon third party - out of prodn/scarce
{bootleg?} widescreen color DVD set [5/2008] 6 disks via Amazon third party - out of prodn/scarce
contains 12 animated feature films on 6 no-frills disks: "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind" [1984]; "Laputa: Castle In The Sky" [1986]; "My Neighbor Totoro" [1988]; "Grave of The Fireflies" [1988] by Isao Takahata; "Kiki's Delivery Service" [1989]; "Porco Rosso" [1992]; "Pom Poko" [1994] by Isao Takahata; "Mononoke" [1997]; "My Neighbors The Yamadas" [1999 TV] by Isao Takahata; "Spirited Away" [2002]; "The Cat Returns" [2003]; and "Howl's Moving Castle" [2005]

"Mirai Shônen Konan" aka "Future Boy Conan" TV series [Japan 1978]
26 episode half-hour color TV series; Region 1 DVD not available; full credits at IMDbWikipedia

Team Ghiblink fansite's "Conan: The Boy In Future" movie page

"Anne of Green Gables" animé TV series
[Nippon Animation/Fuji TV Network Japan Jan-Dec 1979]
Anne of Green Gables / Akage no An animé TV series  Anne of Green Gables / Akage no An animé TV series on Blu-ray   original title "Akage no An (Red-Haired Anne)"; 50 half-hour TV episodes of old-style cartoon animation • Written & directed by Isao Takahata; first 15 episodes designed by Hayao Miyazaki; voice of Anne by Eiko Yamada
Memorial Box Japanese-language color Blu-ray [8/2008] 8 disks - out of prodn/new
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

and lots more on Spirit of America Bookstore's "Anne of Green Gables" Novels Page

"Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro"  [Tokyo Movie Shinsha Dec 1979]
aka "Lupin III and The Castle of Cagliostro"
Castle of Cagliostro animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  Gentleman thief Arsène Lupin III (grandson to French author Maurice Leblanc's 1907-1939 master thief Arsène Lupin) follows the trail of some perfect counterfeit currency to the Duchy of Cagliostro, where he becomes involved with the late Grand Duke's lovely daughter Clarisse against the evil current regent, the Count of Cagliostro. Hayao Miyazaki's first feature as director; English voices include Bob Bergen, Bridget Hoffman, David Hayter, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Ivan Buckley & Kirk Thornton; Japanese voices include Yasuo Yamada, Sumi Shimamoto, Tarô Ishida, Gorô Naya & Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Manga Video color DVD [8/2006] for $12.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Lupin III Encyclopedia fansite
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Lupin III and The Castle of Cagliostro" movie page

"Sherlock Hound, The Detective" 26-episode cartoon series
aka "Meitantei Houmuzu" [Tokyo Movie Shinsha / R.A.I. Italy 1982-85]
Sherlock Hound, The Detective cartoon TV series  Based on classic tales of Sherlock Holmes; first six episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki, then rights issues halted production; series was completed by other directors and aired 1984-85; also 1984 theatrical version from two Miyazaki episodes. English voices include Larry Moss, Lewis Arquette, Hamilton Camp & Pat Morris; Japanese voices include Taichirô Hirokawa, Kousei Tomita & Yôko Asagami
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia
Case File 1: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [2/2002] out of prodn/used
Case File 2: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [4/2002] out of prodn/used
Case File 3: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [6/2002] out of prodn/used
Case File 4: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [8/2002] out of prodn/used
Case File 5: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [10/2002] out of prodn/used
Case File 6: Geneon/Pioneer color DVD [12/2002] out of prodn/used
"Sherlock Hound in Tales of Mystery" [1989] five of Miyazaki's six episodes, on VHS only
Celebrity Home Ent. color VHS [7/89] out of prodn/used

Team Ghiblink fansite's "Sherlock Hound" movie page

"Kaze no Tani no Naushika"  [Tokuma Shoten/Toei Japan March 1984]
aka "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind" [USA June 1985]
Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  A thousand years after biological warfare destroyed Earth's civilizations, Princess Nausicaä discovers that other city states exist across the toxic Sea of Decay, and all seem to be at war with each other. The movie is based on the first two volumes of Miyazaki's manga comics. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; voices of Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya, Ichirô Nagai, Kôhei Miyauchi, Jôji Yanami & Minoru Yada; won Kinema Junpo Readers' Choice Award, Mainichi Film Concours Ofuji Noburo Award & the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award
Disney Home Ent. color DVD [2/2005] 2 disks for $16.99
40"x27" dark French "Nausicaä" poster art print from Amazon for $16.48
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [9/2014 upload; 2:08] online at YouTube
Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind manga books by Hayao Miyazaki  "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind" manga books [1982-94]
Story & art by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki drew the manga comic books to establish commercial popularity and thus enable
financing of the movie; manga series entry at Wikipedia
Volume 1 (2/1982): VIZ Media 10x7 pb [2/2004] for $9.95
Volume 2: VIZ Media 10x7 pb [3/2004] for $9.95
Volume 3: VIZ Media 10x7 pb [5/2004] for $9.95
Volume 4: VIZ Media 10x7 pb [6/2004] for $9.95
Volume 5: VIZ Media 10x7 pb [7/2004] for $9.95
Volume 6: VIZ Media 10x7 pb [8/2004] for $9.95
Volume 7 (3/1994): VIZ Media 10x7 pb [9/2004] for $9.95
The Art of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind book by Hayao Miyazaki  
"Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind: Watercolor Impressions" [2001 & 2007]
by Hayao Miyazaki {original title "The Art of Nausicaä"}

VIZ Media 12x9¼ hardcover [11/2007] for $26.59
Nausicaä soundtrack CD  "Nausicaä of The Valley of Wind" soundtrack CD [2004]
Studio Ghibli Records import soundtrack CD [9/2004] for $39.99
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Nausicaä" movie page

"Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta"  [Studio Ghibli Japan Aug 1986]
aka "Laputa, Castle In The Sky" [USA release April 1989]
Laputa, Castle In The Sky animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  A young apprentice to an engineer rescues a dazed girl floating down from the sky, and they are soon chased by pirates, the army, and by secret government agents who seek the treasure and magical powers of Laputa, a mysterious, mythical sky-castle. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; English voices include James Van Der Beek, Anna Paquin, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill & Richard Dysart; Japanese voices include Mayumi Tanaka, Keiko Yokozawa, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada & Fujio Tokita; won Mainichi Film Concours Ofuji Noburo Award & the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award
Walt Disney Video color DVD [4/2003] 2 disks for $23.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [4/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Castle In The Sky soundtrack CD  
"Laputa, Castle In The Sky" soundtrack CD [2004]
Studio Ghibli Records import soundtrack CD [9/2004] out of prodn/used
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Castle In The Sky" movie page

"Tonari no Totoro" [Studio Ghibli Japan April 1988]
aka "My Neighbor Totoro" [USA release May 1993 & Oct 2005]
1993 Japanese-language poster for "My Neighbor Totoro" animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  Loosely based on the Norwegian folk tale "Billy Goats Gruff"; two young girls move to rural Japan and discover magical trolls ('totoro') living in the forest. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; English voices include Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Frank Welker, Paul Butcher & Pat Carroll; Japanese voices include Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto, Tanie Kitabayashi & Hitoshi Takagi; won Kinema Junpo Best Film & Readers' Choice Awards, won Mainichi Film Concours Best Film & Ofuji Noburo Awards
Disney Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [3/2006] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
Fox/Troma English-dubbed color DVD [12/2002] out of prodn/used
Fox/Troma English-dubbed color VHS [3/96] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book by Hayao Miyazaki  
"My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book" [2005]
by Hayao Miyazaki

VIZ Media 10¼x8½ hardcover [7/2005] for $10.19
Art of My Neighbor Totoro book by Hayao Miyazaki   "The Art of My Neighbor Totoro: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki" [2005]
Edited by Nobuhiro Watsuki

VIZ Media 11¾x8½ hardcover [11/2005] for $19.79
My Neighbor Totoro soundtrack CD  "My Neighbor Totoro" soundtrack CD [2004]
Studio Ghibli Records import soundtrack CD [9/2004] for $42.99

Team Ghiblink fansite's "My Neighbor Totoro" movie page

"Majo no takkyûbin"  [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan July 1989]
aka "Kiki's Delivery Service" [USA release May 1998]
Kiki's Delivery Service animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  Set in a Euro-Baltic world where World War II never happened; a young witch-in-training and her cat relocate to a seaside city, find a home with a baker and his wife, and start a delivery service using her witch's flying powers. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on the 1985 novel by Eiko Kadono; English voices include Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds, Phil Hartman, Tress MacNeille, Matthew Lawrence & Janeane Garofalo; Japanese voices include Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Keiko Toda & Haruko Kato; won two Japanese Academy Awards, Kinema Junpo Readers' Choice Best Director Award, Mainichi Film Concours Best Animated Film Award & the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award
Walt Disney Video color DVD [4/2003] 2 disks for $23.99
Walt Disney Video color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Art of Kiki's Delivery Service book by Hayao Miyazaki  
"The Art of Kiki's Delivery Service: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki" [2006]
VIZ Media 12x8¼ hardcover [5/2006] for $22.79
Kiki's Delivery Service book by Eiko Kadono   "Kiki's Delivery Service" [ages 8-12; 1985]
by Eiko Kadono, illustrated by Akiko Hayashi, translated by Lynne E. Riggs

Annick Press 8¼x6½ pb [2/2003] out of print/used
Annick Press 8x5¾ hardcover [2/2003] for $18.95
San Val 8x5¾ library hardcover [12/2003] for $17.15
Kiki's Delivery Servicesoundtrack CD  "Kiki's Delivery Service" soundtrack CD [2004]
Studio Ghibli Records import soundtrack CD [10/2004] for $39.99
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Kiki's Delivery Service" movie page

"Kurenai no buta"  [Studio Ghibli Japan July 1992]
aka "Porco Rosso: A Pig's Got To Fly"
Porco Rosso / Crimson Pig animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  Set between the wars in Italian-ruled Yugoslavia; story loosely based on Miyazaki's manga "Hikôtei Jidai (The Age of The Flying Boat)"; an aviator cursed with the head of a pig battles a competitor for flying jobs and for beautiful women. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; English voices include Michael Keaton, Cary Elwes, Susan Egan, Brad Garrett, David Ogden Stiers & Kimberly Williams-Paisley; Japanese voices include Shuichiro Moriyama, Akio Otsuka, Tokiko Kato, Tsunehiko Kamijo, Sanshi Katsura & Akemi Okamura; won Mainichi Film Concours Awards for Best Animated Film & Best Film Score
Disney Home Ent. color DVD [2/2005] 2 disks for $16.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Art of Porco Rosso book by Hayao Miyazaki  
"The Art of Porco Rosso: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki" [2005]
VIZ Media 11¾x8¼ hardcover [3/2005] for $25.54
Porco Rosso / Crimson Pig soundtrack CD  "Porco Rosso" soundtrack CD [2004]
Studio Ghibli Records import soundtrack CD [4/2003] for $42.99
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Porco Rosso" movie page

"Whisper of The Heart"  [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. July 1995]
aka "Mimi wo sumaseba"
Whisper of The Heart animated feature film directed by Yoshifumi Kondo  A young girl discovers that all the books she has checked out from the library were also checked out by a local boy, whose grandfather makes & sells violins. She realizes that she has not planned for her future, and writes a story about the old man's cat, Baron {see below}. Co-produced by Hayao Miyazaki; directed by Yoshifumi Kondo; script by Hayao Miyazaki, from the manga comic by Aoi Hîragi; music by Yuji Nomi; English voices include Brittany Snow, David Gallagher, James B. Sikking, Jean Smart, Harold Gould & Courtney Thorne-Smith; Japanese voices include Youko Honna, Kazuo Takahashi, Takashi Tachibana, Shigeru Muroi, Keiju Kobayashi & Yorie Yamashita
Disney Home Ent color DVD [3/2006] 2 disks for $16.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Whisper of The Heart soundtrack CD  
"Whisper of The Heart" soundtrack CD [2004] Composed by Yuji Nomi
Studio Ghibli Records soundtrack CD [10/2004] 22 tracks for $49.99
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Whisper of The Heart" movie page

"Mononoke-hime" aka "The Princess Mononoke"
[Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. July 1997, USA release Oct 1999]
French poster for "Princesse Mononoke" 1997 animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  "The fate of the world rests on the courage of one warrior" Prince Ashitaka is wounded in battle and sets out to obtain a magical cure from the deer god; he meets Princess San, who defends the forest from humans. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; music by Joe Hisaishi; English voices include Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillian Anderson & Billy Bob Thornton; Japanese voices include Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi, Akihiro Miwa & Sumi Shimamoto; won Best Film Award of the Japanese Academy, won Kinema Junpo Readers' Choice Best Film Award; won Mainichi Film Concours Best Film, Best Animated Film & Readers' Choice awards; at end of 2011, holds Japan #5 box office ranking, at $150,350,000 worldwide gross
Miramax color DVD [12/2000] for $34.97
Miramax color VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/many used
Studio Ghibli color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
11"x17" 'crossed swords' poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Art of The Princess Mononoke book  
"The Art of The Princess Mononoke" [1997]
Studio Ghibli 11½x8½ pb [1997] out of print/used
Princess Mononoke soundtrack CD  "Princess Mononoke: Music From The Miramax Motion Picture" [1999]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi

Warner UK import soundtrack CD [1/2008] 32 tracks for $14.98
Milan Records soundtrack CD [10/99] 32 tracks for $18.98
Princess Mononoke: Symphonic Suite music CD by Joe Hisaishi  "Princess Mononoke: Symphonic Suite" [2001] Composed by Joe Hisaishi, performed by Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mario Klemens
Milan Records music CD [5/2001] for $13.98
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Princess Mononoke" movie page

"Princess Mononoke: Making of A Masterpiece" [Buena Vista March 2004]
One-hour Japanese-language documentary directed by Toshiro Uratani • credits at IMDb

"Spirited Away"  [USA release Sept 2002]
original title "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi"
[Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan release July 2001]
won Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003  Spirited Away animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  A family driving to their new home in a small village get lost and wander into a deserted theme park. Unhappy daughter Chihiro's parents are turned into pigs, and she has to beg for a job at the bathhouse of the spirits who live there. Written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; music by Joe Hisaishi; English voices include Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Suzanne Pleshette, David Ogden Stiers, Bob Bergen, Susan Egan & Tara Strong; Japanese voices include Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Bunta Sugawara, Tatsuya Gashuin, Yumi Tamai & Ry?nosuke Kamiki; won Oscar for Best Animated Feature, won 4 Annie Awards, Best Film Award of the Japanese Academy, Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear Award, Kinema Junpo Readers' Choice Best Film Award, 5 Mainichi Film Concours Awards; remains the highest-grossing non-US-produced film in the world (2009); at end of 2011, holds Japan #1 box office ranking, at $274,949,886 worldwide gross
Walt Disney Video widescreen color DVD [4/2003] 2 disks for $23.48
Walt Disney Video color VHS [4/2003] out of prodn/many used
11"x17" French poster available for $14.99 at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Art of Spirited Away  
"The Art of Spirited Away" [2002]
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Media 12x8½ hardcover [10/2002] for $24.47
Miyazaki's Spirited Away soundtrack CD  "Miyazaki's Spirited Away" soundtrack CD [2002]
Composed, arranged & produced by Joe Hisaishi, performed by New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Milan Records soundtrack CD [9/2002] 21 tracks for $14.99
Spirited Away Picture Book by Hayao Miyazaki  "Miyazaki's Spirited Away Picture Book" [ages 9-12; 2002]
by Hayao Miyazaki

VIZ Media 10¼x8¼ hardcover [12/2002] for $15.56
Spirited Away critical text by Andrew Osmond   "Spirited Away" critical text [2008]
by Andrew Osmond

Palgrave Macmillan 7½x5¼ pb [8/2008] for $10.17
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Spirited Away" movie page

"The Art of Spirited Away" [Buena Vista April 2003]
15-minute documentary about the creation of the English-language version;
directed by Brent Zacky; included on the 2003 DVD release; credits at IMDb

"The Cat Returns" [USA release May 2003]
original title "Neko no Ongaeshi" [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan release July 2002]
The Cat Returns animated feature film  The Studio Ghibli movie "Whisper of The Heart" [1995] (above) is about a girl who writes stories about a cat fantasy world; the cat segments were so popular with the audience that the stories were expanded into the manga comic novel "Neko no Danshaku, Baron" by Aoi Hiiragi; that novel was then made into a movie by Studio Ghibli. A high school student saves the life of a cat, becomes embroiled in the Cat Kingdom, and begins turning into a cat; Baron, a cat statue brought to life, and his sidekick raven, together enter the Cat Kingdom to save her. Co-produced by Hayao Miyazaki, directed by Hiroyuki Morita, based on the manga comic by Aoi Hiiragi; English voices include Anne Hathaway, Cary Elwes, Peter Boyle, Elliott Gould, Tim Curry, Andrew Bevis, Judy Greer & René Auberjonois; Japanese voices include Chizuru Ikewaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Tetsu Watanabe, Y?suke Sait?, Tetsuro Tamba, Takayuki Yamada & Aki Maeda
Buena Vista color DVD [2/2005] 2 disks for $16.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Cat Returns soundtrack CD  
"The Cat Returns" soundtrack CD [2002]
Studio Ghibli Records soundtrack CD [7/2002] for $44.99
import soundtrack CD [undated] 30 tracks - out of prodn/used
Baron The Cat Returns graphic novel book by Aoi Hiiragi  "Baron: The Cat Returns" [2002]
Story & art by Aoi Hiiragi, translation by Naoko Amemiya

VIZ Media 7¼x5 pb [4/2005] for $9.99
The Cat Returns Picture Book  "The Cat Returns Picture Book" [2007]
VIZ Media 10¼x8½ hardcover [10/2007] for $13.19
Team Ghiblink fansite's "The Cat Returns" movie page

"Howl's Moving Castle"  [USA release June 2005]
original title "Hauru no ugoku shiro" [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan release November 2004]
Howl's Moving Castle animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  "visually breathtaking" — Los Angeles Times CalendarAn unhappy young woman is transformed by a witch into a 90-year-old crone; seeking a cure, she discovers the sorcerer Howl and his magic castle. Co-produced, written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; based on the 1986 novel by Diana Wynne Jones; English voices include Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Josh Hutcherson & Jena Malone; Japanese voices include Chieko Baisho, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Tatsuya Gashuin, Haruko Kato, Ryûnosuke Kamiki & Yayoi Kazuki; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature (2006), won Mainichi Film Concours Readers' Choice Best Film Award; at end of 2011, holds Japan #2 box office ranking, at $234,710,455 worldwide gross
Disney Home Ent. color DVD [3/2006] 2 disks for $16.99
Zima Ent. Japanese w/Spanish subtitles Regions 1 & 4 VHS [undated] for $14.43
full credits from IMDbDisney's official 'Howl' websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
17"x11" poster from Amazon for $14.99

Howl's Moving Castle book    "Howl's Moving Castle" [ages 9-12; 1986 novel] by Diana Wynne Jones
Greenwillow Books 7½x5¼ pb [4/2008] for $6.99
Greenwillow mass pb [8/2001] for $6.99
HarperEnt pb [4/2005] out of print/used
Greenwillow 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/86] out of print/used
publisher's book page
Howl's Moving Castle Picture Book  "Howl's Moving Castle Picture Book" [2005]
VIZ Media pb [6/2005] for $16.99
Art of Howl's Moving Castle book  "The Art of Howl's Moving Castle" [2005]
by Hayao Miyazaki

Viz Media 12x8¼ hardcover [7/2005] for $26.59
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Howl's Moving Castle" movie page

"Gake no Ue no Ponyo" [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan July 2008]
aka "Ponyo" and "Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea" [Disney USA Aug 2009]
Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea animated feature film directed by Hayao Miyazaki  A five-year-old boy saves a goldfish trapped in a bottle on the beach; the fish is daughter of a wizard and a sea goddess, so she uses her magical powers to become a human child, then falls in love with the boy; but that change causes an imbalance in the Universe, and her parents in the sea seek to find her before more harm is done. Co-produced, written & directed by Hayao Miyazaki; music by Joe Hisaishi; English voices include Noah Cyrus, Frankie Jonas, Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson & Cate Blanchett; Japanese voices include Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima, George Tokoro & Yuki Amami; won Best Animation Film & Best Film Score Awards of the Japanese Academy, won five awards at the Tokyo Anime Festival; at end of 2011, holds Japan #3 box office ranking, at $199,090,399 worldwide gross (and $15,090,399 U.S. domestic gross)
Disney/Ghibli color Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2010] 2 disks for $25.99
Disney/Ghibli color DVD [3/2010] 2 disks for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial site (in Japanese)Disney movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea soundtrack CD  "Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea" soundtrack CD [2008]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi

Phantom Sound & Vision import soundtrack CD [7/2008] 36 tracks for $54.98
Art of Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki  "The Art of Ponyo: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki" [ages 9-12; 2009]
VIZ Media 11½x8¼ pb [8/2009] for $23.09
Ponyo Picture Book by Hayao Miyazaki  "Ponyo Picture Book" [ages 9-12; 2009] by Hayao Miyazaki
VIZ Media 10¼x8½ hardcover [8/2009] for $13.59
Team Ghiblink fansite's "Ponyo" movie page

"Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Has Risen)" [Studio Ghibli Japan 2013?]
illustration from Hayao Miyazake's manga version of 'Kaze Tachinu' (part 3)  Animated biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II; film is inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel [1937] and a manga that Miyazaki created for the magazine "Gekkan Model Graphics" in 1984.
Written & directed by Hayao Miyazake • latest info at IMDb



Other  Studio Ghibli  Films

"Grave of The Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)"
[Toho Japan April 1988, GKIDS USA 2013?]
Grave of The Fireflies / Hotaru no Haka animated feature film  Studio Ghibli made the film on contract to publisher Shinchosha, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka; it was released on a double bill in 1988 with "My Neighbor Totoro". Roger Ebert and other critics consider the film a classic anti-war movie. Flashbacks tell of the destruction of Japan at the end of World War II, thru an orphaned brother and sister. GKIDS acquired North American rights from Toho in late 2012, for a 25th Anniversary theatrical release in 2013. Adapted & directed by Isao Takahata; Japanese voices by Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
Section 23 subtitled widescreen color Blu-ray [11/2012] for $16.99
Section 23 subtitled color DVD [3/2012] for $14.93
Section 23 English-dubbed color DVD set [7/2009] 2 disks for $54.27
Central Park Media subtitled widescreen color DVD [10/98] for $30.38
Central Park Media dubbed/subtitled color DVD set [10/2002] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbofficial Japanese-language movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
Spanish-dubbed "La Tumba de Las Luciernagas" on DVD
Disco Viveros Region 1 color DVD [1988] for $26.93 via Amazon third party

Hotaru No Haka bunko-size paperback book from Japan  "Hotaru No Haka" [1967 novel] by Akiyuki Nosaka
Shinchosha Japanese-language bunko pb [undated] imported/scarce
author's official websitebook entry at Wikipedia
"La Tombe des Lucioles" French-language translations
Editions Picquier 8¾x7 pb trans. by Nicolas Delort [11/2009] out of print/used
Editions Picquier mass pb trans. by DeVoy & Gossot [1988] out of print/used

"Hotaru no Haka" live-action TV movie [NHK-TV Japan Nov 2005]
Aired as a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. This version tells the story of two siblings struggling to survive the final days of the war in Kobe, Japan from the point of view of their aunt {famous Japanese celebrity & actress Nanako Matsushima}, and it deals with the issue of how a wartime environment could change a kind woman into a cold-blooded demon • not available on Blu-ray/DVD • full credits at IMDb

"Tombstone of The Fireflies" live-action TV movie [Japan July 2008]
Japanese-character poster for Tombstone of The Fireflies  100-minute live-action TV movie directed by Taro Hyugaji; adapted by Takuya Nishioka; starring Reo Yoshitake, Rina Hatakeyama, Keiko Matsuzaka, Seiko Matsuda; won Mainichi Film Concours Award for Best Supporting Actress {KM}
Japanese-language 40"x27" poster from Amazon for $16.95
full credits at IMDb

"Pom Poko (Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko)" [1994]
by Isao Takahata /tt0110008/

"My Neighbors The Yamadas (Hôhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun)" [1999]
by Isao Takahata /tt0206013/

"Tales From Earthsea" [Disney USA Aug 2010]
aka "Gedo Senki" [Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan July 2006]
Japanese-language poster for "Tales From Earthsea" [2006] by Goro Miyazaki  The reckless youth Sparrowhawk tampers with long-held secrets and looses a terrible shadow upon the world; he is tested, he masters the mighty words of power, he tames an ancient dragon, he crosses death's threshold to restore the balance – and becomes Ged, the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea. 'Concept' by Hayao Myazaki; written & directed by {Hayao's son} Goro Miyazaki; adapted from parts of Ursula K. Le Guin's award-winning Earthsea Cycle; English voices by Timothy Dalton, Mariska Hargitay, Willem Dafoe, Cheech Marin, Matt Levin & Blaire Restaneo; at end of 2011, holds Japan #10 all-time box office ranking, at $68,048,658 worldwide gross
Disney Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $19.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

cover of the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin hardcover omnibus   'Earthsea Cycle' entry at Wikipedia
Book 1: "A Wizard of Earthsea" [1968]
Bantam mass pb [4/84] for $7.99
Spectra 8¼x5¼ pb [9/2004] for $10.20
6¾x4 library hardcover [undated] for $16.99
Book 2: "The Tombs of Atuan" [1971]
Simon Pulse mass pb [9/2001] for $6.99
Pocket 8¼x5¼ pb [6/70] for $13.63
library hardcover [undated] for $14.99
Book 3: "The Farthest Shore" [1972]
Simon Pulse mass pb [9/2001] for $6.99
Pocket 8¼x5¼ pb [11/2004] for $10.20
Perfection Learning 6¾x4¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $12.36
Book 4: "Tehanu" [1990]
Simon Pulse mass pb [9/2001] for $6.99
Pocket 8¼x5½ pb [11/2004] for $10.20
Perfection Learning 7x4¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $10.78
Book 5: "Tales From Earthsea" [2001]
Ace mass pb [10/2003] for $7.99
Ace 6½x4 turtleback [10/2003] for $14.35
Book 6: "The Other Wind" [2001]
Ace mass pb [10/2003] for $7.99
Ace 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2002] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2001] out of print/many used

"Yukashita no Kobito-Tachi" aka "The Borrowers"
[Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan July 2010]
Disney release as "The Secret World of Arrietty" [USA Feb 2012]
detail of Arrietty character from Miyazaki's "The Borrowers" [2010]  Tiny Arrietty and her family live in secret under the floorboards, making their own home from items 'borrowed' from the house's human inhabitants – until a human boy discovers their existence. Co-produced, 'planned' & adapted by Hayao Miyazaki; directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi {debut}; based on the 1952 children's book by Mary Norton; released with British dubbing in Europe, with American dubbing in USA; won Japanese Academy Award for Best Animation Film
Buena Vista widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [5/2012] 2 disks for $29.96
Buena Vista widescreen color DVD [5/2012] for $18.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
official Disney movie siteofficial movie site {in Japanese}
The Borrowers 1952 children's book by Mary Norton  "The Borrowers" [ages 9-12; 1952 classic] by Mary Norton [1903-92]  PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014
won the Carnegie Medal; sequel books include "The Borrowers Afield" [1955], "The Borrowers Afloat" [1959], "The Borrowers Aloft" [1961], and "The Borrowers Avenged" [1982]
Sandpiper illustrated 7½x5 pb [4/2003] for $5.95
Harcourt/Odyssey 8x5½ hardcover [10/53] for $12.24
"The Complete Borrowers Stories" [1983]
Puffin Books 7¾x5 pb [1997] out of print/used
Penguin Putnam 7¾x5 pb [5/92] out of print/used

"Kokuriko Zaka-kara" aka "From Up On Poppy Hill"
[Studio Ghibli/N.T.V. Japan July 2011, Disney USA Nov 2012]
From Up on Poppy Hill animated feature film from Studio Ghibli, Japan  The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation; Hollywood premiere in 2012, GKIDS USA wide release March 2013. Set in Yokahama, Japan in 1963; a group of students decide to renovate the old building that contains the high school newspaper and other clubs; when they learn that it is set to be demolished, they travel to Tokyo to ask the school board superintendent to let the building stand (there is also a love story). Co-written & directed by Goro Miyazaki; co-written by Hayao Miyazaki; based on the serial comic by Tetsurô Sayama & Chizuru Takahashi; Japanese voices by Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Keiko Takeshita, Yuriko Ishida, Jun Fubuki, Takashi Naito, Shunsuke Kazama, Nao Omori & Teru-yuki Kagawa; English 'dub' voices by Sarah Bolger, Anton Yelchin, Ron Howard, Jeff Dunham, Gillian Anderson, Chris Noth, Ronan Farrow, Isabelle Fuhrman, Emily Osment, Charlie Saxton, Alex Wolff, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bruce Dern, Christina Hendricks & Aubrey Plaza
Region 1 DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {goes to Facebook}Japanese-character site
imported soundtrack CD [10/2012] for $31.08
"The Art of From Up On Poppy Hill" [2011]
Tokuma Shoten Japanese-language mukku hardcover [2011] out of print/used



Soundtrack  Albums  &  Other  Music

Animage Vocal Collection soundtrack compilation CD composed by Joe Hisaishi  "Animage Vocal Collection" soundtrack compilation [1988]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi & others

Studio Ghibli soundtrack CD [6/88] 14 tracks - out of prodn/scarce
Hayao Miyazaki 2 original CDs box set  "Hayao Miyazaki: 2 Original CDs" [2004]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi

Milan Records soundtrack CD box set [4/2004] 2 disks for $24.98
film score music includes 32 tracks from "Princess Mononoke" [1997] & 21 tracks from "Spirited Away" [2001]
Best Music Box Collection soundtrack compilation CD  "Hayao Miyazaki Best Music Box Collection" [2004 & 2008]
Tokuma Shoten import soundtrack CD [10/2004] 16 tracks for $39.99
Phantom Sound & Vision import soundtrack CD [7/2008] 10 tracks for $37.98
both versions include songs from "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind", "Kiki's Delivery Service", "Castle In The Sky", "My Neighbor Totoro" & "Porco Rosso"
Hisaishi Meets Miyazaki Films soundtrack compilation CD by Joe Hisaishi  "Hisaishi Meets Miyazaki Films" soundtrack compilation [2008]
Composed by Joe Hisaishi

Milan Records soundtrack CD [4/2008] 12 tracks for $18.98
includes songs from "Nausicaä of The Valley of The Wind", "Porco Rosso", "Princess Mononoke" & "Spirited Away"


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