Toshio Suzuki (producer)


Toshio Suzuki (producer)

Infobox Person
name=Toshio Suzuki


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birth_date=birth date and age|1948|08|19
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occupation = Film producer
nihongo|Toshio Suzuki|鈴木敏夫|Suzuki Toshio|born August 19, 1948 is the chief producer and president of the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. He is renowned as one of Japan's most successful producers after the enormous box office success (in Japan) of many Ghibli films. According to Hayao Miyazaki, "If it were not for Mr. Suzuki, there wouldn't have been Studio Ghibli." [http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/whoswho/#suzuki]

Filmography

Producer

* "Porco Rosso" - (紅の豚 "Kurenai no Buta"), "1992"
* "I Can Hear the Sea", "1993"
* "Pom Poko", "1994"
* "Princess Mononoke" - (もののけ姫 "Mononoke Hime"), "1997"
* "My Neighbors the Yamadas", "1999"
* "Shiki-Jitsu", "2000", Studio Kajino
* "Spirited Away" - (千と千尋の神隠し "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi"), "2001"
* "Metropolis", "2001", Madhouse
* "The Cat Returns", "2002"
* "Howl's Moving Castle" - (ハウルの動く城 "Hauru no Ugoku Shiro"), "2004"
* "", "2004", Production I.G
* "Tales from Earthsea", "2006"
* "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea", "2008"
* " Untitled Isao Takahata Film", "2009?"

"The following productions are highly likely to have been produced by Suzuki (Need Confirmation)
* "Sora Iro no Tane", "1992", (TV short film)
* "Nandarou", "1992", (TV commercial for NHK)
* "On Your Mark", "1995", (Chage and Aska's music video)
* "Ghiblies", "2000", (TV short film)
* "Umacha", "2001", (TV commercials)
* "Ghiblies Episode 2", "2002", (shown in theaters with "The Cat Returns")
* "Lasseter-san, Arigatou", "2003", (thank you video created for John Lasseter)

Associate Producer

* "Kiki's Delivery Service" - (魔女の宅急便 "Majo no Takkyuubin"), "1989"

Production Committee

* "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind" - (風の谷のナウシカ "Kaze no Tani no Naushika"), "1984", Topcraft
* "Castle in the Sky" - "Laputa: The Castle in the Sky" (天空の城ラピュタ "Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta"), "1986"
* "Grave of the Fireflies", "1988"
* "My Neighbor Totoro" - (となりのトトロ "Tonari no Totoro"), "1987"

Appearance

* "Whisper of the Heart" (1995) - as a friend of Shirou Nishi
* "Princess Mononoke" (1997)
* "" (2003) - as Wicked producer
* "Tachiguishi-Retsuden" (2006) - as Hiyashi Tanuki no Masa (Cold Badger Masa)

References

* [http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/whoswho/#suzuki Miyazaki Quote] from Nausicaa.net (an extensive English language source on Ghibli's films and other related anime works.)
* [http://www.ghibliworld.com/news/ GhibliWorld.com: The Ultimate Ghibli Collection Site] (English Ghibli source with news updates straight from Japan and info about Studio Ghibli goods)
*The Birth of Studio Ghibli (Documentary), [http://www.studioghiblidvd.co.uk/about_studio_ghibli.html Studio Ghibli Collection] : Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (UK DVD Release), Optimum Releasing Asia, 2005


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