As screened on Japanese TV today, and pointed out by Anime News Network, here’s an extended but always attractive and emotive trailer for the next Studio Ghibli film, Isao Takahata’s Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
There are some marvellous designs there, wonderful paintings and fantastic animation. Studio Ghibli has made a lot of good looking films but this is exceptional even by their standards.
For some indication of how they managed this look, there’s a short Making Of lurking online at the homepage of au, a Japanese telecom company. Because why not.