Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Studio Ghibli's Nemo pitch

In the last post I reviewed "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" which was ultimately released in into US theaters in 1992. However, at one point earlier in its development many people from Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Friend Totoro) had been involved with the project. In 1984 they produced this ELABORATE test pilot. Unfortunately all these folks eventually left the movie, and the film that was released never lived up to the wonder and potential of this amazing pilot. Ahh, what could have been...

Think about the timing in historical context too... if this original crew would have continued on, their movie could have been competing with films like "Black Cauldron" and "Great Mouse Detective." Instead, the actual inferior movie came out years later between "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin" (...probably another reason no one remembers it).

You can read more about the production of this clip at Conversations On Ghibli and at Cartoon Brew.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate it when amazing creativity is ruined but what can you do?

-Zane of ontario honey