Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Brings ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Puppets to Life
We love a good puppet and this pairing seems like a perfect match. A Studio Ghibli masterpiece is getting a stage treatment with the help of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. Via Deadline:
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop animatronics and visual effects studio, based in Los Angeles, has teamed with Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company to produce life-size puppets for the RSC’s stage adaptation of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 hand-drawn classic My Neighbour Totoro.
The RSC’s most ambitious project to date — even more so than the award-winning theater company’s original productions of musicals Les Miserables and Matilda the Musical — My Neighbour Totoro now has creatives working on it at bases in London, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
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