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manicsounds
12-16-09, 07:28 PM
http://karigurashi.jp/

"The Borrowers" (Karigurashi no Arrietty)

http://karigurashi.jp/img/title_blog.jpg

milo bloom
12-16-09, 08:19 PM
Is this like The Littles that I used to watch on Saturday mornings in the 80's?

WTK
12-16-09, 08:29 PM
ANN (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-16/ghibli-next-film-adapts-mary-norton-the-borrowers)
Ghibli's Next Film Adapts Mary Norton's The Borrowers

The official website for Studio Ghibli's next project, an adaptation of Mary Norton's The Borrowers (Yukashita no Kobito-tachi) novel, has launched on Thursday. Studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki has been planning the Karigurashi no Arrietty (The Borrower Arrietty) film since July of 2008, but as previously revealed by producer Toshio Suzuki, Miyazaki is not directing the next film. 36-year-old animator Hiromasa Yonebayashi is making his directorial debut with this project. The film will open in the summer of 2010.

The original, Carnegie Medal-winning 1952 novel revolves around the "little people" — 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) tall — who live underneath the floorboards of an English country house. (The Japanese title literally means "the little people under the floor.") 14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items "borrowed" from the house's human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty. Ghibli's adaptation will transport the setting from 1950s England to the Tokyo neighborhood of Koganei in 2010. (Koganei in western Tokyo is the home of a number of Japanese animation studios, including Ghibli itself.)

Yonebayashi was an assistant animation director of Ghibli's Gedo Senki, and he was an animation director on the Mei to Konekobasu theatrical short. He was also a key animator on Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, and Spirited Away. Yonebayashi joined Ghibli in 1996, but Miyazaki and fellow Ghibli founder Isao Takahata had been contemplating an adaptation of The Borrowers for about 40 years.

Cécile Corbel, a Breton folk-singer & Celtic harpist from France, co-wrote and performed the theme song "Arriety's Song." The song will be available on December 19 from several Japanese music distribution services, including Apple's iTunes Store.

The novel has already been adapted into live-action in English three times — in 1973, 1992, and 1997...

Ash Ketchum
12-17-09, 08:32 AM
Sounds like a big-budget installment of World Masterpiece Theater, a series for which Isao Takahata directed ("Anne of Green Gables," "Heidi") and Miyazaki assisted him, all some 30 years ago.

toddly6666
12-17-09, 10:44 AM
Awesome news!

milo bloom
12-17-09, 10:55 AM
Is this like The Littles that I used to watch on Saturday mornings in the 80's?

Guess not

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_littles

I should really learn to wiki things like this before I post.

Still looks interesting.

Giles
12-17-09, 01:17 PM
Is this like The Littles that I used to watch on Saturday mornings in the 80's?

wish that series was on DVD

Giles
12-17-09, 01:28 PM
lets hope it get an appoved script - I remember hearing that neither Ursula K. Le Guin or Diana Wynne Jones were none too pleased with what Ghibli did to their original stories of 'Tales of Earthsea' and 'Howls Moving Castle' - but of course the original writer of 'The Borrowers' will really not have to disaprove of, since the author, Mary Norton died in 1992.

Ash Ketchum
12-25-09, 05:36 AM
lets hope it get an appoved script - I remember hearing that neither Ursula K. Le Guin or Diana Wynne Jones were none too pleased with what Ghibli did to their original stories of 'Tales of Earthsea' and 'Howls Moving Castle' - but of course the original writer of 'The Borrowers' will really not have to disaprove of, since the author, Mary Norton died in 1992.

As I recall, even the author of KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE freaked out initially, but eventually she came around.

toddly6666
01-06-10, 11:39 AM
If I was a famous author, I would not get upset if Miyazaki came knocking at my door. Come on in and change as you please!

WTK
02-12-10, 12:57 PM
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WTK
06-10-10, 09:32 PM
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Giles
06-10-10, 09:45 PM
If I was a famous author, I would not get upset if Miyazaki came knocking at my door. Come on in and change as you please!

however Ursula K. Le Guin was promised to have her stories personally directed by Hayao himself, when the project moved to his son and drastic changes began to happen, her attitude changed to the negative.

Blu Man
07-02-10, 11:47 PM
New teaser, this time with more interiors, plus it's in HD. Looks like it could be an interesting film. Any idea on the US release date yet?

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WTK
07-02-10, 11:50 PM
Any idea on the US release date yet?
Too early to say. If there are no issues on the U.S. side, I would imagine sometime next year.

Dragon Tattoo
07-03-10, 11:29 AM
If I was a famous author, I would not get upset if Miyazaki came knocking at my door. Come on in and change as you please!

Yeah, well in Ursula's case it wasn't Miyazaki, but his incompetent son.

WTK
07-16-10, 02:59 PM
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