Monday, May 7, 2012

Studio Ghibli Collectibles

I thought this week I would share some of the awesome little collectibles I have picked up for Studio Ghibli films over the years... I don't have a lot, but I do enjoy what I have!  Lets start with quite possibly my favourite acquisition...

 I have been trying for about 3 months now to try and find a Bonsai or indoor plant that would suit this pot, but alas I have been unsuccessful in my quest, but I do hope to find one eventually!

My Neighbor Totoro - Vase / Flower Pot

My Neighbor Totoro - Money Box

I can't think of a better way to save your pennies than feeding Totoro!

My Neighbor Totoro - Plush

Nausicaa & Laputa - Teto Plush

Howl's Moving Castle - Replica Ring Charms

Arrietty - Hair Clip Peg (Came with JP Blu-ray)

Japanese Blu-ray Releases

Ponyo - Bento Box

Promotional Stuff

My Neighbor Totoro - Wobblers

Regular readers will also know that I have been collecting the Studio Ghibli Official Art Books, you can find links to their individual pages here: Kiki's Delivery Service, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind & My Neighbor Totoro

Friday, May 4, 2012

Eat My Shorts: Ruin (2012)

Ruin (2012)

Directed by: Wes Ball
Running Time: 8 Minutes 30 Seconds
Country: USA

I have previously posted a short film from visual effects gurus working in their spare time (405), but here is another of these type of films from Wes Ball and his animation company Oddball Animation.  Taking over two years to complete the short see a motorcycle rider trying to outrun a futuristic helicopter plane hybrid thingy all set in the backdrop of a post apocalyptic metropolis and it looks amazing!  His company are currently working on a feature called "In Search of Humans" and if this was anything to go by, I will certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for that!

Check out Ruin for yourself below!