The famous Japanese anime director, Hayao Miyazaki, who is considered as a hardcore animator who do not use CG, will be producing a pure CG animation soon. It is a short feature that set to be shown at the Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo, Japan.
The short will star a hairy caterpillar as a lead and it is estimated that it will take about three years to complete.
Some fans are aghast that one of few traditional hand drawn animators have given in to the CG world. On the other hand some are welcoming this move , hoping it will coax out the “retired” director to go back into making full anime movie features after seeing the potential of CG in storytelling. A decade ago, he felt that it was “too late for me to try it” during an interview with The Guardian. This is an interesting shift in stance since the advances of CG might have intrigued the director enough to try it out for the new 10 minute anime short.
“I think talent decides everything. More than the method, what’s important is the talent using it. There’s nothing inherently wrong or right about a method, whether it be pencil drawings or 3-D CG. Pencil drawings don’t have to go away, but those who continue to use the medium lack talent. So sadly, it will fade away.” Miyazaki said last year.
After The Wind Rises, the director has been dabbling in the manga which is set in samurai era.
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