Top Ten Japanese Animation Movies of All Time: Spirited Away, written and directed by the great Hayao Miyazaki, was the first anime to win an Academy Award. It was released by Studio Ghibli, Inc., which was co-founded by Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.
Never saw this movie until I took an animation class. Would have NEVER watched it otherwise, but SO glad I did. - Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki, 2001 was the first Japanese anime film to win an Academy Award.
rufftoon: “ ca-tsuka: “ Official Studio Ghibli tribute posters by Olly Moss for Mondo. (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Casle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro) ” Little side note- Olly Moss should.