One of the founders of animation film factory Studio Ghibli, Takahata Isao is himself a talented painter and editor, and was previously even a mentor as such to the more famous co-Ghibli-founder Miyazaki Hayao. Takahata-san does not have as distinctive a style as Miyazaki, instead experimenting more with different techniques and often branching out to other arts as well.
Fun fact one: he is affectionately known within Studio Ghibli as "Paku-san" because he walks into the office every morning still chewing his breakfast (think Pac-Man).
Fun fact two: in this picture he is holding a Leopard of Honor, a lifetime achievement award he received from the festival of Locarno.
Now flick through the pictures, to read about some of his best-known works!