Isao Takahata

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Isao Takahata
Born(1935-10-29)October 29, 1935
DiedApril 5, 2018(2018-04-05) (aged 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active1961–2018

Isao Takahata (高畑 勲, Takahata Isao;, October 29, 1935 – April 5, 2018) was a Japanese movie director, animator, screenwriter and producer.

Takahata was the co-founder of Studio Ghibli along with long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki. He has directed movies such as Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and the comedy My Neighbors the Yamadas. Takahata's most recent movie is The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

On April 5, 2018, Takahata died at a hospital in Tokyo of lung cancer at the age of 82.[1]

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  1. "高畑勲氏が死去…昨年夏頃に体調崩し入退院を繰り返す(サンケイスポーツ) - Yahoo!ニュース". Yahoo!ニュース (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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