Studio Ghibli has released some of the most legendary movies in anime, with the likes of Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle to name a few. This year the studio will delve into uncharted territory, as an amusement park that brings some of Ghibli’s magical locations to life will open this fall, with creator Hayao Miyazaki recently offering a glimpse into how the legendary director came to be. . -board when it came to bringing some of his creations to life in the real world.
Longtime Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has explained how Miyazaki was actually quite averse to the idea of creating a theme park that would bring some of his designs to life, but ultimately changed his mind when he got to see the work that was put into this new attraction:
“I came with him, and he was really pissed off, mad that he was going to tell them what he was thinking. But then we got to the park, and it was so spacious. It was raining that day, and that probably made the atmosphere even better, and he suddenly said, “I’ve made my decision! Let Goro take care of it!”
For those who may not know, Goro Miyazaki is the son of Hayao who has also directed films for Ghibli, with his previous work being on Earwig and the Witch, the latest film released by the studio that used computer-generated animation to create a magical new world. In addition to directing animated films, Goro was also involved in establishing the Studio Ghibli Museum, which still remains in Japan and gives attendees the opportunity to explore the legendary animation studio’s past.
Suzuki also took the opportunity to discuss his first thoughts on the theme park, as the Ghibli member witnessed the creation of the park behind the scenes:
“I’ve only seen part of what it will be but I’m very happy to be involved in this project. The spirit of the Ghibli Museum is alive here, and I feel like things are really starting to take shape. “
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Via Sora News 24