Legendary Japanese Anime Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Turns 70 (VIDEO)

Legendary Japanese Anime Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Turns 70 (VIDEO)

Legendary Japanese Anime Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Turns 70 (VIDEO)

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Legendary Japanese Anime Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki Turns 70 (VIDEO)


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People all over the world adore Japanese anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, and they’ve taken to Twitter to wish the artist a happy 70th birthday. Miyazaki has helped shape the world of anime over the course of his five-decade career and is widely regarded as the Walt Disney of Japan. Some of his more recent works include

Ponyo

,

Howl’s Moving Castle
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, and

Princess Mononok

e. In 2001, Miyazaki’s

Spirited Away

won an Academy Award for best animated feature, the first time an anime film was awarded an Oscar.