Watch: Gorgeous Animated 'Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux' Trailer

May 21, 2015
Source: Vimeo

Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux

Ohhhhh my goodness this is gorgeous!! If you love animation, or Miyazaki, or Studio Ghibli, or Syd Mead, or anything like that, this is a must watch. There is a short pitch video/trailer going around the web that has earned quite a bit of buzz (Open Culture states the "internet over in Japan was lit ablaze last month by a student film") because it feels so much like a classic Hayao Miyazaki animated film. Titled Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux, which translates to Girls and Guys from Summits and Skies, this stunning Vimeo video plays like a trailer for this film about a boy who lives in a village on a giant tree. It was made by Gwenn Germain as a project for the French art school Créapole. If anything, it's just an impressive concept.

Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux

More info from Vimeo on Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux: A young boy who lives in a village on a giant tree, fall in the depth of the forest where he meets two strange natives who will help him to go back home. Directed by Gwenn Germain, who lists her inspirations: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius), Syd Mead. She explains that it was "5 months of intensive production all alone in my cabin" and the final project for her five years of studying at Créapole in France. The music is "Hanna bi" by Joe Hisaishi. This looks really, really amazing and while it's mostly just a proof-of-concept, I'm already sold. I want to see this rest of this made right away, someone needs to make it happen. So beautiful. So original. Let's see the entire movie.

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Reader Feedback - 11 Comments


Wow! Very impressive, especially with some of those backgrounds, looks like a mix of 3d/2d, also nice multi-planing going on. All round great work, she's very versatile with character work and fx. Great stuff!

NathanDewey on May 21, 2015


I would pay good money to see this right now

jay on May 21, 2015


Loved it, seems like a reel more than a trailer, but the visuals were incredible, had some Mobeus style elements in there which is always good.

Carpola on May 21, 2015


Really, Mobeus was the first thing that popped into my mind when watching this. Matter of fact, was Miyazaki's "Nausicaa" inspired by his work?

Mark Brackney on May 23, 2015


I think Moebius and Miyazaki hung out a little bit, but even before they met Miyazaki admitted Nausicaa was made under the influence of Moebius. There's a good interview with them here: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/miyazaki_moebious.html Still makes me a bit sad to think Moebius is gone, cried like a child when he died.

Carpola on May 23, 2015



RAW_D on May 21, 2015


I thought it was a Hayao Miyazaki film!

desispeed on May 21, 2015


DAMN!!!! I want to see a feature length version just for the animation! // Hey AB! io9 featured this badass little sci fi short called ROTOR, I think you might DIG it. It's on Vimeo, naturally.

DAVIDPD on May 21, 2015


It's seems like "First Showing" is THE best destination for showcasing nice/really well done short/student/"proof of concept" films, lately. Really well done........

Mark Brackney on May 23, 2015


Nice little "Nausicaa" and "Spirited Away" (slime monster-thing) homages, in there..... and, one other Ghibli work. *;)*

Mark Brackney on May 23, 2015


Awww, it's okay, dude………… his memory lives in, within all of us. Plus,

Mark Brackney on May 24, 2015

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