Monday, April 1, 2013

Annemarie's Custom Studio Ghibli Series

Beginning on April 1st, and continuing for the next twelve days, artist Annemarie will reveal a figure from her new Studio Ghibli custom Vinylmation series. It is a 12 figure series that will cover 9 different movies and will contain some wonderful surprises! Follow Annemarie at her Facebook artist page.
"My hope with this set is to reach the fans of Studio Ghibli but to also hopefully inspire many of you to check out these amazing films, some of which I believe are the greatest animated movies of all time." - Annemarie

"Spirited Away"
Proprietor of The Bathhouse and the main antagonist of the animated film.

Wow! The use of Frollo's hat as her hair is innovative and just flat out amazing.

"Howl's Moving Castle"
Mysterious, reclusive wizard.

This is my favorite Studio Ghibli film. This custom is full of color and life. The inclusion of Calcifer in the ear is a perfect way to add to the story. And the detail of the castle in the other ear is stunning.

"Kiki's Delivery Service"
A young witch

Annemarie uses the Minnie platform and Kiki is a perfect fit. Kiki's cat Jiji is expertly drawn on that tiny space in the ear. And the sculpted broom isn't half bad either.
Btw, some ? images below have now transformed ;)

"Porco Rosso"
WWI fighter ace and freelance bounty hunter

Part of what makes this series great is the shading, wonderfully done here bringing Porco to life. Also small details in the ears, like the plane here.

Blue Totoro
"My Neighbor Totoro"
  Leads a Mei to find Totoro asleep.

A wonderful depiction of the small blue creature from the film. Annemarie previously made a 9" large grey Totoro. 

"My Neighbor Totoro"
Little girl who meets and befriends Totoro.

Great seamless use of the top of the Minnie canvas between the ears and the bow. Her dress and shoes also fit perfectly onto the Minnie.

Baby Boh
"Spirited Away"
Yubaba's baby.

Again, a wonderful use of shading and minimal lines in the face to really bring the character across. Nice detail in the ear and the perfect Junior companion.

"The Cat Returns"
Young girl on the way to the Cat Kingdom.

A wonderful representation capturing the face and suit really well. The large top hat and sculpted cane give this piece added character.

"The Secret World of Arrietty"
A borrower who lives under the floorboards.

Another custom on the Minnie. Very smart use of the bow for her hair clip. Wonderful use of layers for the clip, hair and greenery backdrop. And yes, that's a real pin accessory.

A fish-girl who floats away on the back of a jellyfish.

The idea to use the buzz helmet is great and she even painted on it. Everything just fits for a very pleasing design. The jellyfish painted on the body are beautiful.

No Face
"Spirited Away"
A spirit who attaches himself to Chihiro.

A seemingly simple addition to the series actually has intricately drawn ears, both Mickey arm removed and a sculpted upside down arm attached to represent his giving of gifts.

"Princess Mononoke"
A woman raised by the wolves

So good, I had to post both the front and the back. How incredibly rich and detailed are both sides of this vinyl! Again, on a Minnie shaped canvas, the design perfectly takes the form head to toe. The inclusion of a junior with a few Tree Spirits painted on is a great bonus.

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