Miyazaki made his feature film debut as director with “The Castle of Cagliostoro (Lupin Ill Cagliostoro no Shiro),” a 1979 feature about a debonair but wacky thief that became a box office success. The film that first brought Miyazaki to international attention was the 1984 “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa),” an eco-fable about a young girl’s struggle to survive in a poisoned world inhabited by warring tribes and giant mutant insects. Miyazaki scripted and directed the film based on his own comic book series and Takahata served as producer.