Watch This: First Japanese Trailer for Ghibli's The Borrowers
Tune in all Hayao Miyazaki fans! Fellow blog Bleeding Cool has uncovered the first Japanese teaser trailer for the newest Studio Ghibli film The Borrowers. We just wrote about it last December, explaining that it's an adaptation of a series of children's fantasy novels, written by Mary Norton, about a family of really little people who live by "borrowing" from normal-sized humans. As you can pick-up from the trailer (since it's not in English), they've changed the story to be mainly focused on a 14 year-old boy named Arrietty. I'll take this any day over that Gulliver's Travels crap that Hollywood churns out. Hurry up & watch it below!
Watch the first Japanese trailer for Studio Ghibli's The Borrowers:
The Borrowers, or Kari-gurashi no Arietty, is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, a Studio Ghibli artist and animator who is making his directorial debut with this film. At age 36, Yonebayashi is the youngest person to ever direct a film for Ghibli. The screenplay was written by master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki himself and is based on Mary Norton's series of children's fantasy novels of the same name, first published in 1952. The Toho Company is distributing in Japan, opening on July 17th this summer, but we don't know when this will hit the US. If it does well over there, Disney will probably hold onto it to release late next year. Look good?