Studio Ghibli has released a 6-minute long trailer for their incredible looking animated feature film The Legend of Princess Kaguya. I love traditionally animated films, the art is basically dead outside of TV, so it's good that Studio Ghibli is keeping the form alive.
The movie was directed by Ghibli co-founder, Isao Takahata, who also directed the beautifully animated Grave of the Fireflies. This movie 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. There is no US release date for the film yet.