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Looking Back At Yamamoto Nizo’s Best Work At Studio Ghibli

Girl Who Leapt Through Time

A brilliant view of a sunset over the water. (Girl Who Leapt through Time)
Source: The Kobe Shimbun

When Studio Ghibli announced the re-tooling and possible closing of their company this past summer, many of us to took a look back on some of the production studio’s finest films. Many of us grew up during Studio Ghibli’s heyday, shortly after it was created in 1985. It’s no secret that these films possess beautiful animation and the unforgettable stories, but there’s more going on behind the scenes of these animated classics than most of us realize.

Yamamoto Nizo Little Nemo

Yamamoto’s knowledge of architecture shows through in this scene. (Little Nemo)
Source: The Kobe Shimbun

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How The Technology We Own Ends Up Owning Us

Calling Tyler Durden: no, this isn’t “Fight Club”. It’s an animated short film that explores our problematic relationship with technology, and how all of the laudable advances we have made might come back to bite us one day.

A Unique Animated Short Film Made Entirely With Post It Notes

Post-it notes don’t have to serve as repositories for recording all of your daily drudgeries. As evidenced by this remarkable short film, they have positive, creative potential, too.

A Hilarious Animation Of How Your Brain Works On A Date

As Ringling College of Art and Design students Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Son remind us in their CGI film, “Brain Divided”, first dates are always distressing. Watch, wince and relate to this man as the right and left sides of his brain wage war on each other. Which wins out the emotional and impulsive right side, or the logical left?

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