Perhaps the greatest animator of all time, after Walt Disney, Hayao Miyazaki’s work has touched the hearts of millions around the globe. Whether it be the nostalgia of growing up with My Neighbor Totoro, the chilling environmental message of Princess Mononoke, or the journey you were taken on in Spirited Away, his films have a way of staying with you. Miyazaki’s ability to capture beauty and life in his animations is unparalleled, and his work with Studio Ghibli and anime has helped bridge Eastern and Western culture. From cameos in Pixar films to tributes in the Simpsons, his influence is everywhere. But of his films, which is your favorite? Choose an answer in the poll below, tell me why in the comments, and share with your friends. I want to hear your thoughts!
Haven’t seen all of his movies? Need to finish your collection? Disney has recently announced the release of the “Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki” Bluray set, which will be a 12-disc, 11-film collection. This will be due out on November 17th.