Mondo announced today its partnership with Studio Ghibli, presenting a poster series coinciding with the studio's retrospective at the IFC Center in New York City. The first entry is an Olly Moss poster for the breathtaking Miyazaki film My Neighbor Totoro. Moss' stunning poster perfectly captures the whimsy and charm of Miyazaki's lovely film.
The poster goes on sale Friday. Follow @mondonews to find out the exact time of sale. Mondo and Studio Ghibli are donating all profits to the Ghetto Film School, a really special non-profit organization for students and educators who love filmmaking.
The next entry in the series will be Studio Ghibli’s Porco Rosso. I can't wait! Admire the Totoro regular and variant posters and read the press release below.
Austin, TX--- Wednesday, December 14, 2011 --- Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for a Studio Ghibli film, from living legend Hayao Miyazaki and his incomparable classic MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. The first poster in Mondo’s Studio Ghibli series is from world-renowned artist Olly Moss. The limited edition, hand-numbered prints will go on sale Friday, December 16th. Follow @MondoNews for exact sale time. Details on the stunning print below:
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
Artist: Olly Moss
Size: 20” x 36”
Edition: 400 Regular / 150 Variant
Price: $50 / $90
The poster release coincides with a recently announced 15-title, 25-year retrospective from Japan’s beloved Studio Ghibli, which plays the IFC Center in New York City from Friday, December 16 to Thursday, January 12. The 15-film retrospective is presented by GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animated films. The full schedule can be found on the GKIDS website. Following the NYC engagement the Studio Ghibli retrospective will be visiting Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle and other major North American cities.
Mondo and Studio Ghibli will donate all profits from the MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO print to Ghetto Film School, an organization of educators and students who share a love for storytelling and filmmaking. Ghetto Film School is a non-profit organization with the mission to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.
Mondo will next create a poster based on Studio Ghibli’s PORCO ROSSO, which just screened at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas for Butt-Numb-A-Thon, Ain’t It Cool News’s 24-hour movie marathon. The new 35mm pristine print wowed an audience of diehard cinephiles.
Speaking about the impact of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films, Mondo Creative Director, Justin Ishmael said, "The fact that Studio Ghibli put faith in Mondo and trusted us to work with their legendary characters is a great honor. I very much hope that we make them proud!”
Mondo’s Mitch Putnam added, “"Having created some of cinema’s most enduring works of art, the amazing folks at Studio Ghibli are understandably particular about who they work with, so we're incredibly honored to be creating original artwork interpretations of their films. We all consider these movies to be nothing short of sacred. I'm sitting here with my six-month-old son right now and can't wait to introduce him to them."