Ghibli Studios – What Is An Animation Layout ?

Posted By yonghow on May 4th, 2015

Ghibli Studios - What Is An Animation Layout ?

What is an animation layout ? During the Ghibli Layout Designs Exhibition first held at the MOT museum, Tokyo back in 2008, Miyazaki Goro, son of famed anime director Miyazaki Hayao illustrated this nifty comic to explain the layout process.

The original Japanese comic can be found here.

Since then a blessed soul has translated the comic into English and French, click on the image below to view a larger version ( image courtesy of Cartoonbrew / Buta Connection ).

Ghibli Studios - What Is An Animation Layout ?

Now that you understand what an animation layout is, you have to check out the absolutely breathtaking layout boards found in the Ghibli Layout Designs Exhibition catalog (updated), one of the best Ghibli art books ever released, IMHO.

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3 Responses to “Ghibli Studios – What Is An Animation Layout ?”

Fabrice

Originally, this scan has not been published by Cartoonbrew, but by the website Buta Connection, French site devoted to studio Ghibli. Moreover, this is a document that has been translated to the occasion of the Ghibli’s Layout Exhibition by the Arludik Museum (Paris). Best Regards.
http://www.buta-connection.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3498&p=77571&hilit=layout#p77575

yonghow

Fabrice – Thanks for the information. I’ve updated my article to credit Buta Connection as well. :]

Fabrice

You’re welcome. Thank you for your update 😉