Gauche the Cellist [Google video, 63 minutes] is based on a story [Japanese; English translation #1, #2] by Kenji Miyazawa, one of the most-loved poet/storytellers in Japan (Miyazaki and Takahata love his works, and have been influenced by him). The movie was made as an independent project by a Japanese animation studio, OH Production (wiki), and took 6 years to complete. It is rather difficult to make a Kenji story into a movie because there are many Japanese just waiting to rip you apart if you screw up, but Gauche has been highly acclaimed, and is considered one of the best Miyazawa movies (IMDb). The story is about a cellist, Gauche, who becomes a better cellist by interacting with animals who visit his home every night. *
posted by filthy light thief
on Oct 8, 2011 -
Announcing: The Art of Akira Exhibit Its stunningly fluid and detailed animation often required as many as nine separate cel layers. The 125 minute feature was comprised of over 160,000 cels and almost as many backgrounds, each one completely hand–drawn and hand-painted. Purists recognize Akira as the last completely hand-created animated feature.
Joe the Peacock
, in collaboration with Toonseum
, presents a project to 'expose as many people as possible to the brilliance' of Akira
Akira previously: 1 2 3
posted by shakespeherian
on Feb 4, 2010 -
Le Roi et L’oiseau
- is an old school “anime” by Paul Grimault
, the script and score were contributed to by Jacques Prévert
. If those two names are not good enough for you then I also submit for your approval that the style in this film has been referenced as a source of inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki
. Although the wikipedia article doesn't back it up, so ill link to another site that does
. At any rate watching this movie will leave you wondering just how many people have ripped it off over the years.
posted by sourbrew
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Two anime movies
are hitting the big screen this weekend in a handful of locations (luckily for me both are coming to Chicago). I'm not the biggest anime fan but I'm dying to see this stuff on the big screen. I don't know if this is the sign of things to come, but I really missed out when Princess Mononoke
quietly snuck into town.
posted by skallas
on Jan 25, 2002 -