Video - Mei and the Kittenbus - A Youtube Reconstrucion
Now this is something special. It is a reconstruction, made entirely from existing print media in the public sphere, of Studio Ghibli's short film Mei and the Kittenbus. As this film was intended solely for the Ghibli Museum in Japan, it has never been shown to the outside world, outside one or two special occasions.
This reconstruction uses photos, postcards, and calendars to reconstruct the story. It's a very novel idea, and for those of us who are unable to travel across the ocean to Japan, it's the next best thing. Personally, I would enjoy the opportunity to see the Ghibli Museum shorts in person - I'm completely sympathetic to Hayao Miyazaki's desire to shield children from the iron grip of consumer capitalism - but this is the next best thing.
Let us know what you think. I'm curious to hear your impressions.