hayao miyazaki and studio ghibli history
who is hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki was the heir to the Zero fighter wing company for the Japanese Army in World War II, who at first felt he was a lucky boy. before gradually Learned an important lesson about the atrocities of war. and always present them in his animations.
The success of the animation Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind became the starting point for Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Suzuki Toshio to co-found Studio Ghibli. on June 15, 1985
Miyazaki named Studio Ghibli
⭐︎Miyazaki and the entire crew proved that Studio Ghibli could really do that. In particular, he has produced nine films as a director after that: Laputa: 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), Ponyo (2008), The Wind Rises (2013)
⭐︎Spirited Away was a huge success. Worldwide revenue of up to $347 million. and can reach the highest point It won the best animated award at the 2002 Oscars.
Miyazaki did not accept the award that year, arguing that He did not want to visit the country that bombed Iraq. but finally visited again When he was awarded The Governors Awards, an honorary award given to the benefactors of the film industry in 2014.
Miyazaki designed the character Yubaba, the bathhouse manager in Spirited Away, taking inspiration from Toshio. A trusted producer Who is responsible for keeping everything in Studio Ghibli.
Many people call Miyazaki the ‘Walt Disney’ of the East. But he didn’t like the name that much.
Another work philosophy that Miyazaki often talks about is “honest to the work, not fake. Movies are a reflection of the director. That was inevitable. I would feel guilty if I didn’t make a film that was honest to my heart. If that was the case, I wouldn’t be able to make movies again.”
⭐︎While many directors start their movies with a storyline, But Miyazaki starts with ‘pictures’. He will try to draw the most powerful and clear pictures. The absence of scripts allows Miyazaki to fully create the story. to expand the boundaries on the page as far as possible
Daily routine while working at Miyazaki’s private studio He’ll get to the studio early at 10 and say hi ‘good morning’ when there’s no one around. Say hello to the people who are here. Even though I don’t know who and dragged a bench labeled ‘Please sit’ in front of the studio and brought it to the place at night before returning home.
⭐︎Miyazaki often plays Richchart Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” to create atmosphere and inspiration.
Miyazaki will be inspecting the animations that the staff have painted entirely by hand. Any discs that are still unusable, they will re-draw them by themselves. When a mistake happens to the team He will have a catchphrase saying “It doesn’t matter who’s at fault. Just fixing it is enough.”
No matter how frustrated or stressed you are at work But he always finds time to come out and look at the sunset. because he thought that if he died, he would never have a chance to see this again
⭐︎Miyazaki is deeply attached to and misses her mother. He draws inspiration from his mother in many of the characters, such as a lively young woman with a masculine spirit. Dola’s Space Salad in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, the mother in My Neighbor Totoro caring for her children while battling a disease, Sophie in Howl’s Moving Castle is a reflection of her resolute and kind mother, the final hug scene. between toki An irritable old woman with Ponyo in Ponyo was the one I wanted the most to happen to him and his mother.
Based on his childhood lingering feelings, Miyazaki directed Ponyo to say, “Every child is valuable. And everyone deserves to be born on this planet.”
Goro Miyazaki is Miyazaki’s son. who served as the designer and administrator of the Ghibli Museum He is the animation director of Tales from Earthsea (2006), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), and his sequel Aya and the Witch (2020).
⭐︎Miyazaki has announced his retirement from an animation director five times, and most recently returned to work on his latest animated feature How Do You Live? in the production process Producer Toshio gave an interview to give hope to fans that the animation will be successful within 3 years!
Miyazaki was someone who couldn’t keep up with ‘technology’ on the day Netflix contacted Studio Ghibli to ask for the work. He doesn’t even know what a streaming platform is. But when Toshio told him Funding from this deal is enough for him to do an animation of How Do You Live? succeeded, he relented. For the sole reason ‘To finally complete the animation that he loves’
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