Monday, 12 April 2010

Animator: Hayao Miyazaki (1941-)

Hayao Miyazaki is an well-known Japanese Animator, Filmmaker and co-founder of the Japanese Animation Studio Ghibli.
Although, he started to animate long ago, only recently his work was brought to the western side.
His films often deal with recurrent themes, such as the relationship between human, nature and technology or the difficulty to provide a pacifist charisma. Also, Miyazaki is another filmaker who gives his protagonist a female gender and with a strong charisma, young and independent.
With this characteristics his films have glued audiences around the world to the big screen, for instance, Spirited Away was the most profit film hitting the Japan, beating other big names, such as Titanic.

His animation style bears a disntictive quality, as it is neither, western style or manga style, but rather a mixture of both, creating this beautiful stylised world, full of stylised characters, but not fully stepping onto the Manga world.
For example, 1997's Princess Mononoke, one of his films, is produce within this beautiful natural world and the technology villages trying extinct it. Leading to the creation of delightful characters and astonishing environments.

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