With The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, stepped out of his beloved Studio Ghibli straight into retirement. His departure from the world of animated cinema has most certainly left a Howl's-moving-castle-sized hole in our hearts, and we're looking to fill it with anything we can.
Luckily Matt Vince, a talented animator, sympathises with our current predicament and sought to ail our aching souls with a glimpse of a Studio Ghibli project made in heaven: The Legend of Zelda: An Animated Motion Picture.
Artist Envisions The Legend of Zelda As A Studio Ghibli Movie, Tears Ensue
A few months back, Vince created posters that gave us an idea of what it'd be like to see Studio Ghibli take on this adored IP. They were, as you might imagine, fu$&%*g beautiful.
Oh my gracious Lord.
Be STILL my beating heart.
This needs to HAPPEN!!1111%//!
Off the back of the success and praise these posters received, Vince decided to take things one step further with the creation of a Studio Ghibli style trailer for The Legend of Zelda. It is also, if you haven't already guessed, quite the feast for my eye balls. Your eye balls. Our eye balls... Just look at the screenshots.
It's like The Sword and the Stone, only good. I kid, I kid. I love that film.
This really reminds me of Princess Mononoke. Which in turn has made me want to watch it. Must. Wait. Till. I. Get. Home.
Howl's Stationery Castle anyone? Ha... ha.
Okay, I've teased you enough. It's time to revel in the majesty of the trailer. Please, enjoy yourselves.
If you consider yourself a fan, you can pick up one of Matt's posters over here. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to listen to the music in this trailer on repeat as I drift off to sleep.
How excited would you be for a real Studio Ghibli Zelda movie?
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