Happy Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki! Studio Ghibli’s Founder Turns 76 Today

Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki turns 76 years old today.

The writer, animator and director was born on January 5, 1941, in  Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan.

Miyazaki has made films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and many other classic Ghibli movies.

Although he announced his retirement back in 2013, Miyazaki announced last year that he’d be creating a full length, feature film called Kemushi no Boro, which originally was a 12-minute animated short for the Ghibli Museum.

We at Monkeys Fighting Robots wish Miyazaki a very happy 76th birthday!

Aric Sweeny
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