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Isao Takahata
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BornOctober 29, 1935(1935-10-29)
DiedApril 5, 2018(2018-04-05) (aged 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
OccupationFilm 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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