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Hayao Miyazaki (sometimes referred as his pen name, Teruki Tsutomu) began his career in the as an animatior at multiple animation studios, including Toei Animation and Nippon Animation and worked on a number of anime series, most notably the "World Masterpiece Theater" stories where short adaptions of literature are introduced. Later on in the late '70s, he began directing animated movies with the creation of Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliosto and it became a huge success.
In 1984, Miyazaki created and directed his second major hit, Nasucaa of the Valley of the Wind and then founded Studio Ghibli along with long-time co-worker and friend, Isao Takahata exactly one year later. He later continued to create movies within the studio and amazed his audiences with them, including My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Kiki's Delivery Service up until his brief retirement in 1997.
Miyazaki came back to directing and animating his films starting with 2002's Spirited Away, which reportedly became the very first anime movie to receive an American Academy Award and later created even more films, including Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo in the later 2000's and released The Borrower Arrietty in 2010. He is currently working on the sequel to 1992's Porco Rosso along with Gibili Studios.