I love the art of traditional animation, especially when it comes from Studio Ghibli. That is the one studio that will keep traditionally animated feature films alive. Disney Animation and DreamWorks Animation have both given up on the art form and are all about CG animation. There are some things that CG just can't capture that traditional animation can, and you'll see that in these trailers for Studio Ghibli's new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya.
The film was directed by Ghibli co-founder, Isao Takahata, who directed Grave of the Fireflies. The film is based on Japanese folklore and was specifically inspired by The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. It's a 10th century work that is the oldest surviving folktale in Japanese literature.
The legend of princess Kaguya centers on "a pocket-sized baby who was discovered by an old bamboo cutter named Taketori no Okina, while growing inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant." The animation style is very different and absolutely beautiful!
The movie will open on November 23 in Japan. As of right now there is no US release date.