Photos - Goro Miyazaki's Nisshin Cat Commercial

I captured a few screenshots of Goro Miyazaki's new Studio Ghibli short.  Thank God for the "print screen" button, and reflexes sharpened by a week of playing Street Fighter 2.  I hope you enjoy these, and feel free to steal and share.

I really love this hand-painted and hand-drawn style.  It's very Japanese and very old fashioned.  The red butterfly is an especially attractive touch.  Another blow for traditional 2D animation!


Daniel said...

Lovely animation, Kondo's work is always a joy to watch. It's good to see that Goro's work hasn't just been set in one style, and he's proving himself to be just as diverse in that respect as his father. Reminds me of the playful feeling one gets from watching the '92 shorts 'sky coloured seed' and 'nandarou'. Still, in terms of his directing skills, the next feature from him will be, as you say, the real test.

Of course, despite the unbelievably taxing time he's having at the moment, all eyes are on Yonebayashi to prove himself as a new director Ghibli can rely on. It's going be exciting to see a new storyteller come to light at the studio. Can't wait for the next Arietty trailer!

meongu [L@n @nh Nguyen] said...

Japanese loves cat, personally that's one of the reasons I love the people. And the way Japanese artists and animators draw the cat is simply attractive that I think no other peoples in the world could do such a thing.

Anonymous said...

Love the calligraphy-brushstroke style to the whole commercial! So simple, but yet very expressive!

Thanks so much for sharing this little treat. And congrats to Goro on such a nice piece.

Nemo1024 said...

And a YouTube link here:

James said...

Wow, you wern't kidding about Goro Miyazaki having to work his way up the chain like everyone else. I mean, it's a really charming little piece of course. But just about any artist at Ghibli could've directed this.

beyond said...

Nishioka announced that Arrietty 2nd trailer(not teaseer) is completed and it will be released in a theater from April 17. In this trailer, Arrietty and Sho(12 years-old boy) appear. According to Nishioka, a staff member who saw this trailer at preview room cried.
Nishioka explains, Sho's voice "I'd spent the summer of that year only for one week in the old house where mother brought up." can be listen in this trailer.

Arrietty's room used for a poster of Arrietty exhibition
was drawn by Noboru Yoshida. Nishioka explains that Arrietty's room looks like Howl's room
because Yoshida drew Howl's room.
Arrietty exhibition poster
Arrietty exhibition official website

vice city said...

oh my gosh i cant believe it this commercial ( or cat ) is soooooooo cute if only we had this type in U.S.A IF ONLY!!!

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