- As shown in the bonus features for Spirited Away, during production of many of their pictures, the animators are treated to dinner by one of their co-workers. At the end of key animation production for this particular film, the chef was none other than Miyazaki himself. He used ten(!) packs of instant ramen in one pot, but the best part is the crew's reaction to hearing who is responsible for their meal.
Miyazaki: Is it good?Employee: Delicious!Miyazaki: That is the word I live for!Employee: What? Miyazaki-san made this?Miyazaki: Yep!Employee: WHAT?! You gotta be kidding!Miyazaki: Why would I lie?Second Employee: ...everybody's scared now.