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Ghibli comes to Fukui! “Studio Ghibli Layout Designs”

Stuidio Ghibli is a world leading animation filmmaking company.
Some 1400 valuable “layouts” of films such as the latest film “When Marnie Was There,” “Heidi, Girl of the Alps (1974)” and “Future Boy Conan (1978), which were directed by Takahata/Miyazaki before Ghibli, in addition to the famous “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984),” “Mononoke-hime (1997),” and an Academy Award winning film “Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001),” will be exhibited at Fukui Fine Arts Museum.  
Layouts are the blueprint for animation films, which shows all instructions of the character’s expression, its background and camera movement. You may discover the director’s imagination skill and the secrets of Ghibli films by analyzing the layout, which implies the character’s speedy level/dynamism and space configuration. 
Fulfilling hands-on corners that everyone from adults to children can enjoy.
- Animation laboratory
  Released movies together with their layout are displayed. You can experience how layout turns into actual scenes by using frame.
- Photo shooting corners
  A five-meter-long original layout of “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)” is displayed.
Let’s have your picture taken holding a bucket with Ponyo in it!
  You can also take pictures of yourself as if lying on the stomach of Totoro in other shooting corner.

Date:: Friday, December 8th, 2017 to Sunday, March 11th, 2017
            Closed on Dec. 31(Sun.), Jan. 1(Mon. &Holiday), Jan. 29(Mon.) and Feb. 19(Mon.).