There’s a great interview with the greatest living animator, Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, on CNN international. Talk about living legend, this man IS hand drawn 2D animation in today’s world. He is the master of masters. He makes a sad prediction in the interview:
We are an extinct species maybe, an island of the Galapagos, and well, (hand drawing) is the only thing I’m interested in and therefore people who are not interested in working by hand should choose another place of work.
I hope he’s wrong but I fear he’s right.
The interview covers a wide range of topics from animation to the tsunami.
While on the topic, don’t forget the latest release from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. It’s Arrietty which is an animated version of an Mary Norton’s The Borrowers.
Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli have released their first feature length animation in four years, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea. It’s a mystery at Darling Dimples why we haven’t posted about this animation giant before now. The work from this studio is held in the highest esteem by Dimples.
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is the latest beautifully rendered theatrical animation form Studio Ghibli. Miyazaki said that his inspiration for the story came from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Here’s a trailer from the movie but, be forewarned, the song is one of those tunes that will haunt you for the rest of the day.