Although Miyazaki works with animation, don't let that fool you into thinking he isn't the best thing for the genre. Unlike U.S. animation, the movies have a much more complex feel, with views and down moments. The Incredibles was very much influenced by the complexity and you can often see Pixar's Lasseter talking about Miyazaki.
Kiki is the only full length animation movies I know of without a villain. Yet it holds your interest and lives within Miyazaki's world of a futuristic Victorian era.