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Sunday, July 10, 2005

06:43:12 pm , 231 words, 1546 views     Categories: Animation

Buta

Link: http://www.lebuta.com/

Arriving in a timely fashion immediately after my viewing of Telecom's new show is a nice little news item about an interesting new French project called Buta headed by Christophe Ferreira. As a perusal of the site www.lebuta.com recently put together by Tsuka of Catsuka will make obvious, he's got loads of talent, and great taste. A big fan of the classic Toei Doga films, early Telecom and generally that whole Tomonaga Kazuhide/Yasuo Otsuka/Hayao Miyazaki vibe of the 70s that remains so irresistible after all these years, he went out of his way to go study directly under Otsuka, Tomonaga et al. at Telecom in Japan for a year, and I love the way he's integrated the whole look of that era into his own unique visual world. For a long time I've wanted to see something from Telecom that went back to those roots, and his image boards for Buta seem to take me there. Who better, then, than Telecom to adapt his concept to the screen? Reportedly Yasuo Otsuka was supportive when he met him in Japan, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out and this project gets picked up. Currently the site is only available in French, but the art alone is well worth a visit. A word of support in his guestbook while you're there would no doubt be appreciated.

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4 comments

jay smith
jay smith [Visitor]

very impressive!!

07/11/05 @ 03:19
Tsuka
Tsuka [Visitor]

Thanks for the news. An english version of the site is planned, I hope we’ll be able to launch it soon.
And indeed, Christophe would like to join Telecom for 2D animation of Buta’s tv-series project :)

07/11/05 @ 03:19
buta
buta [Visitor]

waw! thank you for the news Ben.
I am very glad that you like the project.
Thank you for supporting it.

Thank you Jay for you message .And yes, I understand English even if I right it in a very bad way ;)

07/11/05 @ 05:43
Suet
Suet [Visitor]

Great work, you have distinct taste! :) I love this very much, the soft colours and the animals are almost alive. :D

08/25/05 @ 01:18