Birth Name: Hayao Miyazaki
Birth Place: Japan
Born in Tokyo in January 1941, Hayao Miyazaki spent his formative years in the capital city. His father's family owned an airplane parts factory and that small matter had a great impact on the future filmmaker in developing his particularly unique animation style. A Miyazaki feature often contains aerial shots that swoop and soar, contrasting with segments of quietude and intimacy that serve to heighten the fantastical elements of his tales. During his childhood, his mother was confined to bed with spinal tuberculosis and Miyazaki later paid her homage in "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988), which focused on two sisters whose mother has been hospitalized.From his earliest childhood, Miyazaki was fas...
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