While the world is eagerly waiting (and hoping) for Studio Ghibli to return to feature film production, it is great to see that the animation studio has kept busy making animation.
Their latest work is a delightful animated commercial for Japanese food company Nisshin Seifun. It is produced by Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki and directed by Katsuya Kondo, animation director of Ponyo and From Up On Poppy Hill as well as key animator of Princess Mononoke, The Secret World Of Arrietty and The Wind Rises. The animation style is that of traditional Japanese painting.
It is short, sweet and really cute. Enjoy!