Isao Takahata

Takahata at the 2014 [[Annecy International Animated Film Festival]] was a Japanese film director, screenwriter and producer. In 1985, he co-founded Studio Ghibli with his long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki and Miyazaki's collaborators Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. Takahata earned international critical acclaim for his work as a director of anime films, among them ''Grave of the Fireflies'' (1988), ''Only Yesterday'' (1991), ''Pom Poko'' (1994), and ''My Neighbors the Yamadas'' (1999). His last film as director was ''The Tale of the Princess Kaguya'' (2013), which was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Feature Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Provided by Wikipedia