Monday, April 14, 2008

The Miyazaki "Little Nemo in Slumberland" animated movie that never was

You all know the famous Winsor Mc Cay comic strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland", don't you? These stories of a little boy and his journey into imagination were published early last century, and were, on a certain point, at the origin of the comic book art.

And you all know, too, legendary animated movie japanese creator Hayao Miyazaki, right?

Well, in 1984 famous Miyazaki animator-director Yoshifumi Kondo directed a test sequence, supposedly filmed in 70mm. And, very unfortunately, the project was stopped.

So, if you want to know what a Miyazaki version might have look, have a look below at this short test and prepare yourself for a two and a half minutes jaw-dropping sequence!


1983horizons1 said...

It almost looks as if this were an unused opening scene for the Little Nemo movie we eventually wound up with. Although the animation, music and character voices are much more dramatic. Why did Miyazaki stop the project anwyay?

Alain Littaye said...

It's probably for money reasons, as at that time, in 1984, Miyazaki was not known as he is today, and probably the Ghibli studio didn't found any investor to trust them.

ELMERC said...

Little Nemo, thanks for the memories. Elaine Cooke

ELMERC said...

Thank you for the history on the founders of our lovely disney characters. Elaine Cooke