Isao Takahata to Receive Annie Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Variety has announced that Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata will receive the Winsor McCay Award for lifetime achievement at the 43rd Annie Awards on February 6, 2016. Takahata will receive the award alongside Phil Roman and the late Joe Ranft.

Takahata had a long career directing such classics as Little Norse Prince Valiant, Alps no Shōjo Heidi, and Anne of Green Gables before he co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki. He went on to create the feature films Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, and My Neighbors the Yamadas.

Takahata recently declined an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. According to a source connected to the matter, Takahata cited “being too busy at work” as the reason for his refusal.

Source: ANN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.