News on Ghibli’s Next Two Films; Reception for Totoro Forest Project on Dec 16, 2008
Nausicaa.net has a brief writeup of Studio Ghibli’s production diary, noting a speech by famed director Hayao Miyazaki titled, “”How Do We (Ghibli) Get over the Severe World” and an announcement that two new feature films were underway from “young staff members.” The same article also states that the preparation room for Isao Takahata’s next film has already been set up.
Elsewhere, the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, CA, will be hosting the opening reception for the Totoro Forest Project exhibition on December 16, 2008, from 7-9 PM. Admission is free, and special guests to the reception include Pixar Animation Studios artists Dice Tsutsumi, Enrico Casarosa and Ronnie Del Carmen and the San Francisco Art Museum’s Yukino Pang. The exhibition will run until February 8, 2009, displaying art that was auctioned to raise more than $200,000 for the Totoro no Furusato National Fund. For more details, visit the Cartoon Art Museum’s website.