Happy 70th Birthday Hayao Miyazaki January 5, 2011

January 5, 2011 • By

Today, January 5th, is animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s 70th birthday. The famous director was born in Japan in 1941 and has teamed up with the Walt Disney Company to release a number of animated movies, including “Ponyo,” which starred the voices of Noah Cyrus and Frankie Jonas.

In addition to being a director, Hayao is also an acclaimed screenwriter, animator, character designer, and storyboard artist. Hayao also founded the animation studio Studio Ghibli.

Are you a fan of any of Hayao’s films?