Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess
Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (パン種とタマゴ姫 Pan Dane to Tamago Hime?) is the eighth in a planned series of 12 short films which screen exclusively at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan. Currently there has been no commercial release for this film, which premiered at the museum on 20 November 2010.
From the museum's website: In a lonesome water mill deep in a forest of briers and brambles lives a witch named Baba Yaga. There the witch keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces the tiny egg-girl to do all the hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a large batch of kneaded dough resting in a trough suddenly comes to life from the witch’s spell. Fearful of the witch, the Egg Princess and her new friend decide to run away. What will lay ahead for the two of them...?
Click on the thumbnails below for some sample pages from the film's program pamphlet:
- Original story, screenplay and direction: Hayao Miyazaki
- Music: Joe Hisaishi, (OST CD La Folia, Antonio Vivaldi)
- Animation Director: Kitarou Kousaka
- Length: 12 minutes
Note: Miyazaki conceived the idea for the movie from the painting "The Harvesters" by the 16th century Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel.
- Oricon via Tokyograph, preview screening event, 19 November 2010