Hayao Miyazaki, born 5 January 1941, is a revered Japanese film director, animator, screenwriter and manga artist. The animated films produced through his company, Studio Ghibli, commonly smash box office records in Japan and achieve international acclaim. Miyazaki is particularly well known for imaginative fantasy-themed productions including 1988's My Neighbour Totoro and 2001's Spirited Away.
Timeline: The many films of Hayao Miyazaki's animation career
After an impressive career spanning over forty years, Hayao Miyazaki is finally retiring
On 1 September, esteemed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from directing feature-length animated films. At a 6 September press conference sponsored by his company, Studio Ghibli, he explained that old age and a desire to work on other projects had led to this decision.
In light of his retirement, the South China Morning Post designed this interactive timeline to pay tribute to a rich and varied career that includes family favourite films like 1988's My Neighbour Totoro and real-world historical dramas such as 2013's The Wind Rises.
Click on the timeline below to get started.
Scroll to the right to see more recent films, scroll to the left to see earlier films. Zoom out on the bottom left of the graphic.