12/07/2009

TOKYO 09 - Day 11

Today we visit animation studios. We were very fortunate to be invited along with Stan to these studios. We couldn't take many pictures inside, so images are few today.

Over around Mitaka:

We visited TMS animation studio.
Things that they did (that I know): Moomin, Akira, Little Nemo, Animaniacs, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Gummi Bears, DuckTales, Heathcliff, The Littles, the Real Ghostbusters, TMNT, Wuzzles, etc.) That's like half of my childhood there (the other half was Nickelodeon).

Animator at work:
video

We then went over to Studio Ghibli ( probably the most important 2d animation studio in the world):

Here we are outside Studio Ghibli: L-R Youichi Watanabe (of Studio Ghibli), and Koji Takeuchai (president of TMS Animation), Dove McHargue, Ray Goto, Sharon Sakai, me, & Stan Sakai:

Just around the corner: Gainax!


This is on the tv in the hotel:

1 comment:

Lunarjarrett said...

Dude, I'm sold on Japan. Next year, I'm there.