We want to wish a very happy 72nd birthday to Hayao Miyazaki! Hayao is a famous animation director who has worked with the Walt Disney Company to release a number of animated movies in English.
Hayao has had a long career, proving his knowledge in not only the directors chair, but also as a screenwriter, animator, character designer and storyboard artist. Plus, he’s the founder of the animation studio Studio Ghibli!
We hope Hayao has a fabulous birthday spent with his family and friends!
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?
On March 8, 2011 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Studio Ghibli will be releasing the movie “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” to a Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack. The movie originally released in 1984 and was directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The new version has English actors as the character voices.
We are huge fans of all of the Disney/Studio Ghibli movies that have released to Blu-ray and DVD so far and we are excited to watch this one. What about you?