Back in 1971, anime directors Isao Takahata, Miyazaki Hayao and Yoichi Kotabe collaborated on a project proposal to create an anime series for Astrid Lindgren’s Pipi Longstockings. The creative trio travelled to Sweden for research and also met up with Astrid for a discussion on the project.
It was unfortunate that they were unable to get the blessings from Astrid to proceed with production, and the project was eventually cancelled, but the huge amount of beautiful concept art and image boards by Miyazaki Hayao can still be admired in this art book, aptly titled The Dream Of Pipi Longstockings.
A failed bid for an anime project that could have been amazing, but nontheless Miyazaki Hayao’s watercolor illustrations are always a beauty to behold and this comes highly recommended.
“Pipi Longstockings – Miyazaki Hayao Art Book” artbook details :
– Dimensions – 10.1 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
– 149 pages
– Full color, In Japanese
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