Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ghibli's Pippi Pitch

In 1971,Studio Ghibli attempted to get the rights to adapt Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking stories.  Hayao Miyazaki did a series of watercolours as part of the pitch.  Unfortunately, they didn't get the rights and now we'll never see a Miyazaki Pippi beyond these lovely paintings.

(link via Comics Alliance)


otherthings said...

True, but you can see how she looks animated in the Panda Go Panda series!

Brubaker said...

Just a correction: Studio Ghibli didn't exist yet in 1971 (that would be in the early 1980s or so).

At the time, Miyazaki was working for the Tokyo Movie company, mostly on their TV shows. This pitch was probably for them.