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Studio Ghibli's excellent 2003 DVD documentary, Yasuo Otsuka's Joy in Motion, is now available as a fansub download. I've added the link to the Downloads section. This is an essential movie for all animation students and fans everywhere. Disney should release it in North America (alongside Isao Takahata's Yanagawa documentary) and donate it to every public school in the country. No other movie has ever captured the spirit and, yes, the joy of creating in animation.
If Pixar wants to inspire the next generation of animators, Joy in Motion is the perfect tool. C'mon, Lasseter, do the right thing and bring this movie to the States. Until then, the rest of you start downloading and sharing.
(Photo: Hayao Miyazaki and Yasuo Otsuka during the production of Future Boy Conan, 1978.)