|Kaguya Hime by doll artist Wakatsuki Mariko* (who adores fairy tales from all over the world)|
From Cartoon Brew:
Studio Ghibli is producing an English-language version of the film...
Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” has been a modest success in its home country of Japan, grossing $22.7 million to date (or less than a fifth of the box office gross of Hayao Miyazaki’s ). The film will be released in the U.S. this fall and will be submitted for Oscar qualification., which is based on the folktake “
The visual expressions of director Isao Takahata’s “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” were groundbreaking. Up until that point, animations had been made with separate drawing styles for background and cell images, but Takahata paved the way for a new animation, telling a story that existed on a single page. This exhibition presents several illustrations unique to Takahata’s style of lightly colored animation, while also introducing Japanese art in the forms of folding screens, hanging scrolls, and picture scrolls.