Date: 2009 March 16 20:08
Posted by Voxie
According to Variety, Ghibli is teaming up with the car makers Toyota to open up an animation training studio. The studio will be placed inside of Toyota's research and development centre in Aichi, western Japan.
Strange combination of companies, it seems! - "Ghibli producer and former prexy Toshio Suzuki came up with the idea for the unusual collaboration after visiting Toyota's headquarters in 2006."
"The intent is to give students an appreciation for the traditional handcrafting skills still found at the automaker."
"This training, Suzuki believes, will make them a better fit with the Studio Ghibli aesthetic, which blends handmade animation with the latest digital technology." (Variety)