This copy is signed by contributing artists Lizette Vega, Tim Heitz, and Wayne Lo next to their paintings.
This is the long out-of-print catalogue for an auction for the benefit of the non-profit organization, "Totoro No Furusato National Fund". Oscar winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has been one of the big supporters of the fund. The auction and book profits bought a parcel of forest land in Japan to preserve it from development.
184 original works by internationally acclaimed artists in the fields of animation, comic books, illustration, and fine arts. Including many artists from Pixar, Disney, Blue Sky, and other studios.
The theme of the works: What is your Totoro?
"Totoro is a mysterious character, a spirit, monster or creature that is visible only to kids. We asked artists to pause and give some thought to the film. How did it inspire them? How did they feel after it? What does the Totoro from their own personal life look like? We wanted artwork that could convey that childhood's sense of wonder and spiritual beauty of nature that the movie conveyed."
*Featuring full color images of 184 beautiful pieces of artwork for Totoro Forest Project.
*Each artwork carefully "spot varnished!"
*184 plates and 224 pages, soft cover with gate folds and perfect bound, 8 x 10
*Forward by John Lasseter
*A watercolor message by Hayao Miyazaki<
*Edited by Karen Paik
*Designed by Xiaoqing Wang and Leslie Sun
*High quality recycled paper with soy-based inks--extra attention to the eco aspect of this project!