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Layout Exhibition Preview

DesignChannel.tv's official YouTube channel features a preview of the Studio Ghibli layout exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. At the 4:35 mark a background painting traced by a stylus pen can be seen. A Miyazaki apology can be seen at the 7:34 mark. Miyasaki says using a pig, "Oga-san, I'm sorry. C76 Perspective does not match animation. Please re-paint like this."

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 01:49, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Arrietty Production Statistics

Studio Ghibli blogger Nishioka announced the latest Arrietty production stats:

  • Key animation: 970 cuts (97.5%)
  • Chief animator check: 813 cuts (81.7%)
  • Animation: 751 cuts (75.5%)
  • Animation check: 740 cuts (74.4%)
  • Painting: 658 cuts (66.1%)
  • Background painting: 833 cuts (83.7%)
  • Completed cuts: 634 cuts (63.7%)

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 19:56, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

Cecile Corbel on Ghibli Asemamire

The latest episode of Toshio Suzuki's radio show features a Cecile Corbel interview and the reception party at Hibiya, Tokyo. At the 10:07 mark she explains why she mailed off her CD to Studio Ghibli.

The Studio Ghibli production diary entries of April 6 and 7 feature pictures of Cecile Corbel while April 1 shows a weather vane on top of Miyazaki's office and April 5 displays a stuffed animal created by Yonebayashi.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 23:10, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Arrietty Japanese Voice Cast

Studio Ghibli announced Arrietty's voice cast:

  • Arrietty: Mirai Shida
  • Sho: Ryunosuke Kamiki
  • Pod: Tomokazu Miura
  • Homily: Shinobu Otake
  • Sadako: Keiko Takeshita
    • She is the younger sister of Sho's grandmother
  • Haru: Kirin Kiki
    • She is a Sadako's maid

The official website shows the character designs.

Ryunosuke Kamiki has voiced a Studio Ghibli character five times since Spirited Away. According to Toshio Suzuki, the character design of Sho is based on Kamiki.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 01:48, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Nausicaa BD Details

Nausicaa BD specifications were announced:

  • Audio: Japanese (2.0/Linear PCM) / English / French / German / Korean / Cantonese / Mandarin (all others: 2.0/Dolby Digital)
  • Subtitles: Japanese / English / French / Korean / Chinese (Traditional)
  • Bonus features: Storyboards, After Recording Script, Trailers
  • Audio bonus features:
    • Audio Commentary: Hideaki Anno and Kazuyoshi Katayama (same as DVD)
    • Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno's talk "Nausicaa and Evangelion!" (recorded in Dec 2009)
  • First Pressing will come with a guide book (mini-book edition reprint, 9cm x 6.5cm)

Thanks to Keith Cheah, Ulrik Beilke, and T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 13:38, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Castle In The Sky... In Space! Cecile Corbel Visits Tokyo

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 13:49, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Ponyo in Germany, Second Arrietty Trailer

  • The official website for the upcoming (July 17 - October 3) Arrietty exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is up along with a picture of the exhibition poster. According to Nishioka, Arrietty's room as seen in the poster was drawn by Noboru Yoshida. Nishioka explains that Arrietty's room looks a lot like Howl's room from Howl's Moving Castle because Yoshida drew Howl's room.

Thanks to Markus Schulz and T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 02:15, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

New Ghibli Shorts, Shortened Museum Film Schedule

The Studio Ghibli Museum announced that an exhibition titled "Ghibli no Mori no Eiga -Yokoso Dosei-Za he-" (The Movie of Ghibli Forest -Welcome to the Saturn Theater-) opens May 22. The first half of the exhibition runs through November 8 with the second half running from November 20 to May 2011. The museum also revealed that two new short films will be released this year. While not confirmed one will probably be from Miyazaki and the other from the animators at Nishi Ghibli.

Usually the Saturn Theater at the museum rotates films every two months, but in this term there are changes every two weeks.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 00:30, 3 April 2010 (UTC)