CNN has a terrific news feature on Hayao Miyazaki, and it's a rare appearance on US media. I've noticed that whenever Miyazaki-san travels to the US in support of his films, he is very polite and cautious, almost shy. In his native Japan, however, the fierce warrior emerges, and you see the artist's strong-willed side. This is a terrific interview and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
I'd be happy if more Westerners saw Miyazaki's stronger, Shogun-like side; it would go a great distance to retire that tired cliche, "Walt Disney of Japan." I'm not saying this as a criticism of Walt Disney, of course (even Disney himself wasn't quite the "Disney" archetype we imagine). But these two great visionary filmmakers, while sharing a profession, are quite different in temperament and style. By forcing everything into the Disney paradigm, we are losing much of what makes Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli great.
Anyway, click on the link to CNN's site to read the article (essentially a transcript of the video).