Studio Ghibli has been in the news a lot lately due to reports that the studio will be severely reducing its production of new films. By the look of the trailer for The Tale of Princess Kaguya below, the decision was not due to a lack of creative mojo within the studio. The film has all the high concept fantasy elements – the titular princess emerges from a bamboo plant – and stunning hand-drawn animation that we’ve come to expect from the studio. It should definitely be in the mix for Best Animated Feature this year. The Tale of Princess Kaguya will arrive in theaters on October 17.
Here’s the trailer: